Natural Ways to Ease Ankylosing Spondylitis
If you favor a more natural approach to your ankylosing spondylitis (AS), there are some natural medicines and lifestyle changes that might help you.
AS is a disease of auto-immune origin. It commonly occurs after gastrointestinal disease such as colitis, or after a viral or bacterial infection. People with AS usually have high levels of C-reactive proteins in their blood that are indicative of inflammation and an immune system that is under stress, so the first thing that should be tackled is your lifestyle. For example:
Get plenty of sleep – your body needs sleep in order to regenerate tissues. Less than eight hours of sleep a night is bad for our health.
Don’t smoke – or if you do, try to quit. Smoking is responsible for a huge number of ill health conditions in those who smoke and in others around them.
Eat healthily – Have five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day and drink plenty of water. Try to eat as many raw foods as possible and avoid processed ready meals and microwaving your foods.