The Interview: Professor Alan Ebringer Discusses the Theory Behind the Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Watch an interview with Alan Ebringer, creator of the ankylosing spondylitis diet, or ‘London AS Diet’

💡 Alan Ebringer is an immunologist, professor at King’s College and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at UCH. He and his team developed the diet

💡 In the interview with Sean Codling, Ebringer explains the theory behind the diet

💡 Below I’ve included links to written summary of some of the key points and papers he and his team produced in relation to ankylosing spondylitis

Please note: This video is thanks to the work of Sean Codling and Mick Coulter and of course Professor Ebringer. I really appreciate them making this video embeddable so I can share it with you on this site.

Please help share their work with others by clicking here and liking their video on YouTube.

🔬 See the Research Papers

🔬 “The Use of a Low Starch Diet in the Treatment of Patients Suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis” – view here

🔬 “Raised Incidence of Ankylosing Spondylitis Among Inuit Populations Could Be Due to High HLA‑B27 Association and Starch Consumption” – view here

🔬 “The Link Between Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Klebsiella, and Starch Consumption” – view here

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  1. Diane

    WOW. All I can say is this is amazing. The information you are sharing will be life changing for so many AS sufferers. After I read your Newsweek article I knew the starch and dairy connection were right on because I’ve felt it (horrible amounts of pain when eating the wrong foods) but couldn’t put it into words or practice because I didn’t have the tools or information. I am sitting here now with what I feel will be the start of my journey to feeling better. The video with Dr Ebringer is incredible and answers so many of my questions. Again thank you for sharing this information and for all of your knowledge and research so that others can benefit. I am truly grateful that you have started me on this journey as I’m sure this will greatly improve my life and the pain that has limited me due to this disease. I’m seeing my rheumatologist Monday and will be sharing this with her in hopes of helping even more people. Wonder if you had cravings for dairy and starches like I did-drank a gallon of milk a week and felt I couldn’t give it up (but did of course). Almost like the Klebsiella is demanding feedings-lol. You are going to change so many lives!!!

    • Gut Heroes

      Hi Diane! Thank you for your lovely words. That was such a nice message to log into! That fantastic video is thanks to Prof Ebringer, Sean Codling and Mick Coulter but am thrilled to be able to point you towards it. I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled upon it (it should be so much more prevalent on YouTube!) There’s such a fascinating rabbit warren of information relating to different gut microbes, the immune system and autoimmune diseases which I’m working through at the moment and hope to share over the coming weeks and months.


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