Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Blog

A blog for and by people living with AS

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25 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bone Health | EmpowHER – Women’s Health Online

The 25 steps to healthier bones are grouped into five general categories:

1. Get enough calcium and vitamin D every day

2. Do weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercises

3. Keep healthy lifestyle behaviors (healthy diet, limit smoking and alcohol)

4. Talk to your doctor about bone health

5. Improve your balance and prevent falls

via 25 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bone Health | EmpowHER – Women’s Health Online.

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Press – News – 402 – Experts look at the pros and cons of alternative arthritis therapies

An article published on the WebMD website looks at alternative treatments for arthritis and a physician survey regarding them.

From the article: “Of the 2,146 physicians who responded to the survey, the alternative therapies most recommended were capsaicin, relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, journal writing, yoga, spirituality, tai chi, acupuncture, and glucosamine.”

To read the full article at WebMD click here.

via Press – News – 402 – Experts look at the pros and cons of alternative arthritis therapies.

She’s Batty Designs: I have Ankylosing Spondylitis

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She’s Batty Designs: Stop Ankylosing Spondylitis

http://www.StopAS.org

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Video

New video from the Spondylitis Association of America!

Very good! Go see it and send it to your friends and family!

A little bit about the girl behind this blog…

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Vegan diet may ease arthritis, study finds | Science | The Guardian

“Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be able to improve their symptoms by switching to a vegan and gluten-free diet, a study in Sweden has found.”

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I was a faithful vegan for over a year and I didn’t find it helped completely but it certainly did help!! My flare ups were decreased and I had more energy. As far as diets go though, the best thing I’ve found for myself is avoiding sugar! Sugar and my body do not mix! I LOVE sugar and everything with sugar but it certainly increases my pain and fatigue so I try to avoid it as much as possible. I also find drinking a lot of tea (i drink green tea mostly) helps as well.