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#518243 - 02/12/18 11:28 AM Beginner questions
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Registered: 02/02/18
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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? grin

Thank you very much for you help!

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#518244 - 02/12/18 02:43 PM Re: Beginner questions [Re: PauloFreitas]
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Registered: 12/12/16
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Originally Posted By PauloFreitas


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? grin

Thank you very much for you help!




Yes diet should work.

Starch is a complex carbohydrate. To be contrasted with sugars like glucose, sucrose, lactose, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starch

Chocolate is not very starchy.

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#518262 - 02/16/18 07:05 AM Re: Beginner questions [Re: PauloFreitas]
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Registered: 09/13/15
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Loc: Hubei, China
CHOCOLATE: If a person has their symptoms driven by Leaky Gut, or has SIBO, or some pathogen then chocolate would be a problem because of the sugar. I ate lots today and feel horrible. I had one last Magnum ice cream bar too and am feeling even worse than horrible.

COFFEE: is known to damage the microvilli in the gut and so it needs to go too for the best possible gut healing. Bring it back in after a month but just drink it two days a week and never on an empty stomach.

However today is the first day of the Chinese calendar (year of the dog) and I have made a resolution.
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HLA-B27 neg; Mis-diagnosed with fibromyalgia in mid-20s.
Vague AS symptoms in 20s and early 30s (no diagnosis).
During age 47 (2015) from NSAID use developed complete axial inflammation (started from from skull and progressed down to sacrum). Included psoriasis. Trigger in scull was reverse blockage in a SCUBA mishap in 2013. Straw that broke the camels back was over use of NSAIDs. NSD works well but not perfect. Strong involvement between symptoms and gut integrity.

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#518275 - 02/19/18 02:20 PM Re: Beginner questions [Re: PauloFreitas]
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Registered: 07/17/13
Posts: 94
Loc: South Africa
Hi, Yes diet should make a difference. If you do Have an Autoimmune condition you can try No starch diet, Low starch diet or the Paddison program see in the diet forum.

@Robin_H yes chocolate for me causes extreme pain I also think it is the sugar.

Cheers
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