Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that can be particularly painful and crippling. Not only can it cause severe inflammation and pain, it can cause deformity and fusion of the vertebrae in the spine. Natural remedies for ankylosing spondylitis include natural anti-inflammatories and dietary changes.
Hydration and Alkalization
The first place to begin healing of ankylosing spondylitis is to improve hydration and alkalize the body. Even mild dehydration makes pain worse and tissue renewal and repair more difficult. However, you cannot be well hydrated with coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks. Ideally you will be will hydrated with herbal teas and alkalizing drinks.
Into 12 ounces of water, add 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar, or 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice. You can add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to make the drink taste less acidic. This drink can be taken 2-4 times a day. But start off with just once a day as this is a healing drink and has the potential to cause a healing reaction.
Maximizing your nutrition will give your body nutrients to heal and repair. Avoiding foods that aggravate your condition or cause inflammation is important. Each person is unique. There is no one size fits all diet. You will need to experiment with your diet to see what helps you to feel the best.