Foods to AVOID
The fastest route to pain-free is to avoid everything on the list below when you are first starting out and building your personal AS wellness plan
You may be completely fine with many of these ingredients (hopefully you are!) but the ONLY way you can find out is to start from scratch.
Step 1: Avoid ALL of the below 100% (no 'just this onces' or 'I'll just have a little'). Do this until you are pain free, or at the very least have experienced a dramatic reduction in pain. Such that you don't need painkillers.
Step 2: Reintroduce different elements ONE at a time. For example, once you are pain free you could try eating a few tomatoes (they are nightshades) with a meal. Wait a few days to see if your body has a reaction. No reaction? Great. Test it again. When you're confident it's NOT triggering pain, add to the list of things you can eat.
Step 3: Repeat step 2! And remember to make a special note of the things that make you feel great.
Avoid ANY starch
Avoid ANY processed food
Avoid ANY refined sugar
Avoid ANY nightshades
Avoid ANY alcohol
Avoid ANY dairy
Avoid ANY seed oil
Avoid ANY gluten
Important: Check the list below for more possible triggers as well
Other possible triggers
Again we are all different. Some people may also experience a reaction to one or more of the following:
Inulin | Oxalates | Histamines
Starch includes ALL root vegetables, starchy fruits (such as bananas), breads, wheats, starchy grains
Dairy includes milk, cheese and yoghurt, especially from cows, and also eggs (note: you can try re-introducing eggs and also goat and sheep dairy products after elimination)
Seed oil includes but is not limited to rapeseed, sunflower and vegetable oil
Nightshades include tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, sorrel, paprika, okra, tobacco and more
Gluten can also be found in certain alcoholic drinks such as beer
Inulin can be found in onions, garlic, asparagus, artichoke, leeks, yams and more
Oxalates can be found in spinach, soy, almonds, raspberries, dates and more
Histamines can be found in higher quantities in avocado, coconut flour, dates, pineapple, raisons, beef, cured meats, fish, leftover meats and more