I'm new to this forum and I'm amazed. I am discovering that some of my old behaviors before diagnosis were a direct result of having AS and I didn't even know it. I was a vegetarian for 10 years,just thought I lost the urge to eat unhealty. This helped my AS. I was a daily pot smoker, for 15 years which relaxed me, cut down on my alcohol intake and also helped my AS. I have always been an avid hiker and general outdoorsman which has definately helped keep me loose by getting me out and moving around in the direct sunlight. I've had this affliction for 15 years now and feel ok. I have bad days but who doesn't? I think my subconscious mind/body helped me make good decisions. I swear by NSD, wheat germ, running, hot showers and pot.