ALKALINE DIET LOW IN LECTINS:
Your diet should be mainly alkaline. When you fill your plate with veggies, this is not difficult. 80% of your plate should be veggies. Preferably one cup each of leafy greens, sulfuric vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, onion, garlic, etc), and colorful vegetables per day. When choosing your foods, remember that meat, grains, dairy, fizzy drinks, and coffee are all acidic. Most vegetables and some legumes are not.
Avoid Lectins. Remember to look for lectins. Lectins are a type of protein in carbohydrates and are the enemy of the people with joint problems. The good news is that even though we cannot completely avoid lectins, preparing and cooking your legumes and the gluten-free grains correctly can remove the lectins.
Keep your diet low in carbs, lectins, and mostly alkaline and I am pretty sure your symptoms will improve at least 40%. Making sure you eat probiotic foods like sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, and miso will also help to balance out your gut bacteria and improve your overall health.
FURTHER STEPS TO GET RID OF KLEBSIELLA:
If you want to take it a step further there are some protocols to kill the bacteria using oregano oil and colloidal silver. These substances have a natural anti-bacterial effect, working the same way antibiotics do without killing the beneficial gut flora. Here is a study that confirms that Oregano oil helps to kill many types of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria including Klebsiella bacteria.
Drink 80-90 ml of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days. Did you know it can also be used when you have a cold or the flu?
Oregano oil should only be used short term. 4-6 drops for 7-10 days is recommended by Dr. Mercola.
2. ANXIETY, STRESS, FEAR, AND ANGER
Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases run in my whole family. One common observation that I made is that people with anxiety and fear develop such kinds of diseases more. Chronic stress causes a constant release of cortisol (stress hormone) in your body. Over time this causes inflammation, the very thing you want to avoid to prevent diseases and to keep existing diseases like AS from becoming worse.
If you already have AS, studies show that being in an anxious or depressed state of mind makes the AS even worse. The science behind is:
Our Nervous system is divided into two parts:
- Sympathetic nervous system: This is the part of our nervous system that takes over when we stress or feel anxious or afraid. Cortisol and adrenaline hormones are released into our blood, sugars in our bodies are released to fuel our muscles, blood is directed away from our digestive system and to our muscles all so that we can run away from danger. But in today’s world, we rarely need to run away, and all the hormones and sugars are left in our bloodstream.
- Parasympathetic nervous system: This part of the nervous system is the one that calms us down. We want to be in a state of the parasympathetic nervous system always.
During short bouts of stress, fear, or anger the sympathetic nervous system is helpful and if we really are in danger, we are better off for it. But constantly experiencing these feelings and not dealing with them effectively trains your brain to react to even simple situations by causing you to feel stressed or anxious. This is not good at all.
This brings down your quality of life. You become more prone to illnesses, you have a lot of inflammation which can cause pain and diseases, you feel tired often and become run down. This is no way for anyone to live yet so many of us do every day.