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The London AS / Low Starch Diet

The London AS / Low Starch Diet was created by Dr. Alan Ebringer, a London-based rheumatologist and researcher who believes that klebsiella bacteria in the gut of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are involved in triggering the disease process via a complex immune response.

As for the diet itself, in the absence of convincing trial evidence of proven benefit, it is impossible for a patient organization such as SAA to endorse low-starch diets as a treatment strategy. On the other hand, there is circumstantial evidence that they might have an effect –– and, of course, the testimony of individuals, who report having had considerable benefit –– can be very persuasive.

As always, one should consult their physician before trying the diet. The diet is as follows:


  • Bread and bread products
  • Rice
  • Potatoes


  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Milk and milk products
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits

No restrictions on beverages or spices.

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