SAA Releases New Cooking Demonstration Video to Support Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

Healthy Living with AxSpA

The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA), the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals living with spondyloarthritis and its related diseases, is thrilled to announce the release of a unique resource, Healthy Living with AxSpA: Cooking with Chef Kevin Gillespie. This cooking demonstration video, made possible through the generous support of UCB, is not just about cooking but also educates and inspires individuals living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to embrace an anti-inflammatory diet for improved health outcomes.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in some individuals. While there is no cure for AS, adopting an anti-inflammatory diet has been shown to help manage symptoms and enhance the overall quality of health.

The newly released Healthy Living with AxSpA video features Chef Gillespie, a Top Chef fan favorite and Atlanta-area restaurateur, along with insights from Dr. Hillary Norton, a highly respected rheumatologist, and Dana Marton, an SAA Support Group Leader and AS patient. Their combined expertise and personal experiences provide a comprehensive and relatable visual guide of the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet, especially for joints and mobility, for individuals living with ankylosing spondylitis.

"SAA extends its sincerest gratitude to UCB for its generous support in sponsoring this project," stated SAA CEO Cassie Shafer. "Their support has been instrumental in bringing this valuable resource to the AS community," she added.

The Healthy Living with AxSpA cooking demonstration video is now ready for viewers to explore on SAA's website. For more information about SAA and its resources for individuals living with spondyloarthritis, please visit    

About the Spondylitis Association of America

Since our founding in 1983, the Spondylitis Association of America has been the leading national nonprofit providing educational resources, connections, and the critical emotional support that people living with spondylitis need. SAA is committed to increasing awareness of spondylitis, providing information and support to patients and their families, and funding research to ultimately uncover a cure for the disease.

SAA has a wealth of information, educational materials, and resources for medical practitioners, the newly diagnosed, people seeking a proper diagnosis, and people who have already been diagnosed and want to optimize the management of their disease.

Source: Spondylitis Association of America

About Spondylitis Association of America

SAA is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals living with spondyloarthritis and its related diseases.

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