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

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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 a change of diet.

Unfortunately, at this time, there is nothing food related that causes flare-ups in ankylosing spondylitis. I periodically check research for my 2 family members who have AS. There has been some exploration of nightshade vegetables and dairy products with no positive relief of symptoms.

I would recommend you follow a balanced eating plan using My Plate as a basis. It includes fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and beans, dairy with moderate fat and sweets.