The Ankylosing Spondylitis Diet

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7 ‘Secret Starches’ You Need to Be Aware Of

7 ‘Secret Starches’ You Need to Be Aware Of

If you're trying to cut out starch to manage your ankylosing spondylitis there can be a few unexpected hurdles to navigate... One of these is the 'secret starches' you'll find hidden in everyday food. These are starches that food manufacturers often use to bulk up...

Why is the Starch Free Diet Effective?

Why is the Starch Free Diet Effective?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis and autoimmune disease that mainly affects the spine, causing inflammation and pain. Over time, it can lead to stiffness and fusion of the vertebrae which makes movement increasingly difficult and painful. Although...

Using Diet to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis (Read This First)

Using Diet to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis (Read This First)

  Key Points:   The AS diet was used to treat over 450 AS patients at the London Middlesex hospital 50% of these patients no longer required medication as a result of the diet Most rheumatologists have never heard of this diet (don't let that put you off!)   If...

About the Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis

About the Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis

  Key Points:   The diet was created by immunologist and consultant rheumatologist Alan Ebringer It is based on evidence of a link between the Klebsiella microbe, autoimmune disorders and ankylosing spondylitis Klebsiella primarily feeds off starch (hence the 'starch...

Can the Starch Free Diet ‘Cure’ Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Can the Starch Free Diet ‘Cure’ Ankylosing Spondylitis?

The official line is this... There is currently no established cure for ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Instead there are treatment options. These are designed to manage symptoms, relieve pain, and slow disease progression. These methods can involve medications, dietary...

What Foods Are Allowed on the Starch Free Diet?

What Foods Are Allowed on the Starch Free Diet?

🕑 Please note: this is a 2 minute explainer page You can see the more detailed 'safe foods' page here   The following is a list of foods that are generally safe, for most people, when starting their AS Wellness Plan. 🍴 Meat and Fish ✔️Chicken✔️ Seafood...

What Foods Should Be Avoided on the Starch Free Diet?

What Foods Should Be Avoided on the Starch Free Diet?

🕑 Please note: this is a 2 minute explainer page. You can see the more detailed 'foods to avoid' page here The fastest route to pain-free is to avoid everything on the list below when you are first starting out. This is about building your personal AS wellness plan...