Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Provide Benefits for Ankylosing Spondylitis

 

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Life coach Peter Winslow spent years struggling with ankylosis spondylitis, a devastating disease that his doctors told him was incurable. However, by exploring the mind-body connection and incorporating elements of Eastern medicine and spirituality, Mr. Winslow was able to overcome the condition. As a life coach in Arizona, Peter Winslow has written numerous books on the subjects of personal development, ankylosis spondylitis, and the role of nutrition in healing.

Ankylosis spondylitis, a form of arthritis, typically attacks the spine by causing inflammation and pain in the vertebrae. Though the disease usually starts in the lower back, it can spread throughout the body and even cause neurological issues.

Though there is no specific diet that is universally recommended by the medical community to help individuals with ankylosis spondylitis, nutritionists and health experts recommend that patients avoid foods that cause inflammation and incorporate anti-inflammatory foods and ingredients into their diets.

Mr. Winslow’s book on the subject, Help for People with Ankylosing Spondylitis, suggests that those with active symptoms may find relief by following an anti-inflammatory diet. For example, omega-3 fatty acids have shown promise in reducing inflammation.

DHA and EPA are two omega-3 fatty acids shown in several studies to have beneficial effects for depression, heart health, and arthritis. Individuals who want to incorporate these fatty acids into their diet should add foods such as fish, nuts, and chia seeds.

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