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I have this as the first principle for a couple of reasons. One, it is, in my opinion, the most important. Thwo, this step only will help you eliminate the main food culprits causing excessive inflammation.
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Simply put, EAT SIMPLE! Just like most things in life, if you stick to the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Stupid) guidelines you find it's not as hard as you imagine.
Inflammation is the root of many different diseases, including; auto-immune disease, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, IBS, etc… Because of this, the principles and guidelines in this blog series are basic and fundamental. I will do my best to talk about the individual conditions as they arise, but this is a generalized diet. In upcoming blog series, we will take a deeper look into some of these individual conditions, and how even more detailed nutrition can help in these specific cases.
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing Spondylitis (or AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints. Primarily the spine and pelvis, but it can also affect other joints, such as the wrists and ankles, and in rare instances organs such as the heart, lungs, and intestines. Most cases typically present with bouts of pain and stiffness followed by periods of remission.