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(Scroll down for Virtual Walk Stop # 4)
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(Near the junction of Inflammation Ave. and Reflux Rd.)
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Fast Food for Slow Spondys
                             Spondyville Virtual Walk - Stop # 4

In recent years many specialized diets have gained popularity among some people with arthritis. To date, none of these claims have been substantiated by rigorously controlled clinical studies. That said, some people find that certain foods trigger changes in their symptoms - either for the better or the worse. If you find yourself noticing this type of pattern, try keeping a food diary for a few weeks to find out if indeed what you eat makes a difference or if you have food sensitivities.   Arthritis has been the subject of a lot of old wive’s tales, like avoid nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, etc.).  Most of these folk remedies, (golden raisins soaked in gin, are another example),  are myths or are supported only by anecdotal evidence.  None of these remedies have ever been shown to affect Spondylitis symptoms.  

There
is a diet that claims to help with AS, called the London AS diet.  It advocates eliminating all starches from the diet.  It is still a hotly debated topic amongst people with AS.  Some swear by it, some swear at it. 
To learn more about diet, and the London AS diet:

http://www.spondylitis.org/about/diet.aspx
http://www.spondylitis.org/about/diet_lowstarch.aspx

Then, it's on to Stop #5 on the Virtual Walk:
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