Podcast: Nathan’s Ankylosing Spondylitis Success Story

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Nathan’s Recommendations

Timestamps

Please note: If you click on the below timestamps it will take you over to the YouTube website and to the relevant section. To remain on this page you can simply hover over the video timeline to find the various sections. Either method works!

0:00 – Introduction
2:42 – First autoimmune symptoms
4:40 – When Nathan received his ‘official’ ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis
7:28 – Testing positive for the HLA-B27 gene variant
8:39 – Blood inflammatory markers
9:58 – Nathan’s experience of getting a diagnosis
10:58 – The road to diagnosis once ‘in the system’
17:27 – Experience with rheumatologists
22:32 – Medications taken prior to changing diet (and how effective)
24:25 – Before Diet: How often Nathan would go into flare and for how long
29:22 – Nathan’s darkest point with ankylosing spondylitis
37:35 – With Diet: How often Nathan goes into flare now and how long they last
41:16 – Previously ‘risky’ foods Nathan can now sometimes relax on
49:04 – How long it took before the diet started having an effect
55:04 – The biggest challenges with the diet?
1:11:05 – Top 5 protocols for managing ankylosing spondylitis
1:20:03 – Other tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis
1:28:27 – Things Nathan did at the start of the diet he might not have to do now
1:33:41 – You’re in flare right now, what do you do?
1:37:18 – What loved ones found most challenging about the diagnosis
1:42:08 – What friends and family found most challenging about the diet
1:44:48 – What has helped people understand the diet
1:46:16 – What Nathan would tell others thinking about using diet to manage autoimmune issues
1:49:05 – Most useful online resources
1:51:19 – Nathan’s final thoughts

Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoyed this video.

Quick Shout Out to Any Autoimmune Warriors: If you have an autoimmune success story you’d like to share (and it doesn’t have to be ankylosing spondylitis) I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with me here. These stories are so unbelievably helpful and inspirational and yours could help another person on their journey. If you’re worried about being on screen please don’t worry, it can be audio only, or I can put together a written article with you and you can remain anonymous if you prefer.

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