Right, we all know this disease is ugly, horribly painful and debilitating and quite frankly not at all welcome! However, for those of us who have the diagnosis ( seronegative or seropositive) we've got it and it ain't going anywhere! It's alright for me at the moment because I'm not presently debilitated by a flare up however, surely apart from the medication we've been prescribed ( I wouldn't go against conventional medicine) a positive mindset and healthy life style has to contribute towards living a more fulfilling and happier life? I totally understand that there are those on this site who have multiple problems so please don't think I'm decrying your situation. But we should be giving good foods a chance too. I'm going to try everything I can to battle this bloody disease starting with a more healthy eating regime. Has anyone read 'the auto immune system' by Dr Amy Myers? I haven't yet! Though I saw a video clip of her discussing the importance the best foods to eat but more importantly the best supplements to take. Apparently one of the main supplements that our body produces naturally for a healthy immune system is extremely low in those suffering with auto immune diseases. I'm going down the path of non conventional medicine too - acupuncture, chinease herbs, etc. Has anybody else tried it?