Diverse Microbiome, Resilient Joints - Natural Recovery for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diverse Microbiome, Resilient Joints - Natural Recovery for Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Recent research, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine (2023), takes a closer look at the connection between gut microbial diversity and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Led by Dr. Chen and colleagues, the study investigated the microbial profiles of individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis and sought to identify patterns that may contribute to the disease.

The findings revealed a significant correlation between reduced microbial diversity and the severity of Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms. Individuals with a less diverse gut microbiome exhibited higher levels of inflammation and joint involvement. This suggests that maintaining a rich and varied array of gut bacteria may be crucial for mitigating the impact of AS.

The Gut-AS Axis: Unraveling the Mechanisms

The study by Chen et al. not only observed the association between microbial diversity and AS severity but also delved into potential mechanisms underlying this connection. One key discovery was the influence of the gut microbiome on the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), compounds known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Individuals with AS demonstrated lower levels of SCFAs, particularly butyrate, a substance linked to immune regulation and inflammation reduction. This deficiency in beneficial SCFAs may contribute to the persistent inflammation seen in AS patients, highlighting the intricate interplay between the gut and immune system.

Proactive Measures for Gut Health: Insights from Research

Understanding the importance of microbial diversity and SCFAs in AS opens doors for proactive measures to support gut health. While more research is needed, adopting lifestyle and dietary habits that foster a diverse gut microbiome may be beneficial for individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Studies have shown that a diet rich in fiber, incorporating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can promote microbial diversity. Additionally, fermented foods and probiotics may introduce beneficial bacteria into the gut, potentially contributing to a more balanced microbiome.  But if you’ve already developed AS, this recommended change in diet may bring some relief, but will not transform the microbiome overnight.  Overgrowths of invasive species within the microbiome can be addressed directly and then the favorable dietary changes will support maintaining a healthy microbiome from that point forward. 

Fastest Recovery from Ankylosing Spondylitis 

Over the last decade in my work coaching clients one on one, I've honed the following system for relieving autoimmune diseases of all kinds, including AS.  Here is the simple blueprint. It contains the fewest steps for fastest recovery (in the shortest time.)  

1. Keep the Bowel Moving

Do whatever it takes to clear the biggest channel of elimination every day. With joint pain, you'll feel, right away, the difference that increasing your output of stool makes. Take 1-2 teaspoons Tumtree Prebiotic Gut Sponge mixed in juice or water. If you haven't had a bowel movement in the last 24 hrs, you might take a capsule of vegetable laxative like cascara sagrada or senna leaf as well. If you’re uncomfortable enough, doing an overnight GI cleanse with Gut Sponge is recommended. Each bowel movement will bring another leap forward in relief to your back and achy joints.

2. Cut the Carbs

Avoid all sweets, dairy and baked goods from refined grains (anything that spikes insulin) until the area heals. Focus on lots of veggies, clean animal protein and healthy fat (nuts, seeds, avos, coconut products). Elevated insulin means elevated inflammation, and sweet also feeds mold and fungus which are not the microbes you want to encourage.

3. Kill the fungus, mold and other overgrowths

While you're eating well and avoiding sugary foods, hit it hard with Tumtree’s 30 Day Reboot to clear the gut of all bad bacteria, mold, yeasts and fungus. If this isn’t your first go round with inflamed joints, and especially if antibiotic use preceded your pain, consider stepping up to a full 30 day Reboot to alkalize and restore balance to all your mucous membranes, especially those that line your moveable joints. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, or your money back. (A guarantee you won't get from your doctor or pharmacy.)

4. Megadose Glutamine

Glutamine cuts recovery time for muscle repair AND it restores proper permeability to the inner lining of the gut which is important for proper immune function.  Torn, pulled or sprained muscles and ligaments respond noticeably to leveling up your glutamine stores as well. For more on the benefits of supplemental Glutamine, Click Here.

5. Supplement with Friendly Bacteria

Once you’ve cleared off some real estate inside the gut, begin supplementing heavily with Tumtree’s Probiotic Blend to restore a robust population of the friendly bacteria that protect your gut lining and properly regulate the immune system.  By the time you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, you may already be sensitive to fermented foods which can contain small amounts of alcohol.  For the first 30 days, a non fermented source of friendly bacteria is recommended. 

The Results Speak for Themselves 

Jacob Ballsteadt has suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis since age 19. See what he saw when he employed our protocol for relief.

You can read hundreds of customer reviews and watch more 2 minute videos from people who’ve helped themselves to greater wellbeing by healing their gut microbiome with Tumtree’s 30 Day Reboot program. 

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Jonell FrancisHi, I'm Jonell Francis, an expert in Leaky Gut Syndrome, a nerd when it comes to the science of feeling fabulous, and obsessed with guiding women (and those they love) back to vibrant health.
As a mom of many, I’m known for taking tight corners, burning through blenders and overfilling the washing machine.
But as a mentor, I’ll teach you to lean into your own intuition, trust your gut and embrace crazy beautiful life however it shows up. Best of all, I'll show you my secrets for keeping your family well, all through the year."
Trust me with your health … but not your home appliances!


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