Hi people, I'm new here and I have a few questions about the LSD/NSD diet. Before that, let me give you a quick background information about me:
I'm 30 years old and I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist with AS around 2011. We started with a few medicines that I don't remember the names now, but with no success. Around 2012 we proceeded to Humira and I used it continuously until late 2017. During all that time, I felt great, with 95% of pain gone and great flexibility (even with periods of zero physical exercises), but for personal reasons (that I can discuss another time) I'm stopping Humira. 2 months of no injections and the pain is back. I started to research alternative treatments and that's how I ended up here.
So my questions are:
- I'm HLA B27 negative. Should the diet work for me as well? Or just for HLA B27 positive people?
- English is not my native language so I'm having a hard time understanding the word "starch". Is Low-Starch diet the same as Low-Carb diet? If I follow a Low-Carb diet, should I notice the same benefits of a Low-Starch diet?
- Is there any probiotic strains that are recommended for people with AS?
- Is chocolate a starchy food?
Thank you very much for you help!