What could I change in my daily diet to help keep the ankylosing spondylitis flare-ups from happening?

I am a 36-year-old white male who has been diagnosed with AS (ankylosing spondylitis). I was wondering if there was something that I could change in my daily diet to help keep the flare-ups from happening. I currently take anti-inflammatory meds when pain occurs, but would rather not if I could help it with...

Thanks for you reply re: spondylitis and nutrition.

Thanks for your reply about spondylitis and nutrition. There are reams of studies, but few conclusions, as you may know, and even fewer "cures". During years of talking with people about spondylitis and being the subject of two university hospitals on the topic, I think doctors know very little more than which anti-inflammatory medicines...

Does foods belonging to the nightshade family increase stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and I have found that by eliminating foods belonging to the nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and chili) I no longer have the morning stiffness that I found quite painful. Apparently, it is the solanine in these foods which caused the morning stiffness (for me anyway). However, these foods...

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