Category Archives: diet for ankylosing spondylitis

Your brain on food

Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel … Continue reading

Going gluten-free just because? Here’s what you need to know

After being confined to health-food stores for years, gluten-free foods have become the latest food fad. Supermarket aisles abound with products proudly labeled “Gluten free,” and many restaurants now offer gluten-free options. For people who can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, this abundance is a blessing. But lately it’s become … Continue reading

Diet in ankylosing spondylitis

Although patients with ankylosing spondylitis have reported an aggravation of disease activity with certain foods and there seems to be a relationship between ankylosing spondylitis and the gut, surprisingly few studies have been published regarding ankylosing spondylitis and diet. At the time of the planning these studies in 2004 a search on PubMed using the … Continue reading

Ankylosing Spondylitis : Some practical advice

Get a suitable chair : The ideal chair either at home or at work has a firm seat and an upright, firm back, preferably extending to the head. A chair with arms will also help to relieve weight from the spine. The seat should not be too long, as you may have difficulty in placing … Continue reading