What To Do When Having a Flare? Stop Eating!

I am all too familiar with what you’re going through: you have Ankylosing Spondylitis and you’re in the middle of a flare.  You feel horrible.  Your spouse, significant other, friends, parents, and siblings all mean well but they can’t possible understand what you’re going through.  It’s not just the pain.…

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Gut study shows 3 types of microbe populations

A study published in Nature has shown that people can be divided into three gut types depending on the prevailing type of microbes present in their guts. This is fascinating news for those of us dealing with autoimmune diseases like ankylosing spondylitits because the implications of the study support the…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatic Fever: The Story of Molecular Mimicry

Many people who suffer from ankylosing spondylitis have a hard time believing that their massively painful and debilitating disease is likely caused by the tiny bacterium Klebsiella.  I’ll admit that I had a hard time believing it myself when I first stumbled across the kickas.org website soon after my AS…

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