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8 Diet Do's and Don'ts for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Eat your way to relieving arthritis of the spine.

Low-starch. Low-fat. Low-carb. When it comes to diets, the advice for staying healthy can make your head spin. If you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS), the fuel you choose can make a big difference in how you feel every day. Here are some rules for making the most of your meals.

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  1. Calcium. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-Consumer/
  2. Questions and Answers about Ankylosing Spondylitis. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Ankylosing_Spondylitis/default.asp
  3. Diet's Effect On Spondylitis Symptoms. Spondylitis Association of America. https://www.spondylitis.org/Learn-About-Spondyloarthritis/Diet-Spondylitis
  4. Changing Your Diet. Spondylitis Association of America. https://www.spondylitis.org/Learn-About-Spondyloarthritis/Diet-Spondylitis/Changing-Your-Diet
  5. Medication & Diet. Spondylitis Association of America. https://www.spondylitis.org/Learn-About-Spondyloarthritis/Diet-Spondylitis/Medication-Diet
  6. Feldtkeller E, et al. Core set of recommendations for patients with ankylosing spondylitis concerning behaviour and environmental adaptations. Rheumatology International. 2013;33(9):2343-9.
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