How to Prevent Gout without any medication: Episode 1
Metabolizing purine in the body causes increased levels of uric acid, which leads to gout symptoms. Purine-rich foods include: Shellfish, Red meats, Legumes, Offal, Processed meats Mushrooms, Yeast extracts Cut down on these food until your gout is under control and uric acid in the blood are within acceptable levels. However, high purine foods are not necessarily the only foods to avoid with gout.
The higher the body acidity, the greater the chances of gout flare-ups. A more alkaline body constitution encourages rapid uric acid elimination.
Uric acid elimination slows down as the body becomes more acidic. Our body comes under stress trying to process both the uric acid and acidic foods. The kidneys become strained and fail to expel excess uric acid effectively.
With regards to gout, it is less about the pH value of the food, but more about what that food does to the pH level of the body during and after digestion.
Acidic foods that affect the pH of your body are: Beef, Lobster, Pheasant(Chicken), Ice Cream Processed Cheese, Barley, Processed Flour, Some Nuts, Soybean, Soda Cocoa, Yeast, Hops, Table Salt, Sugar, Fried Food
The more alkaline the body, the easier it is for uric acid to be dissolved in the blood stream and expelled via the kidneys. The more acidic the body pH the harder it is to process uric acid.
Hyperuricemia is a medical term for an increased uric acid level in the blood, and can lead to gout. As the uric acid gets more concentrated there is nowhere for any more uric acid to go, so it crystallizes in the spaces and connective tissues between the joints.
Usually, gout occurs in the big toe joint or one of the other joints in the foot or ankle, although it can happen in any joint. Gout occurs mostly in the foot or ankle because those joints are furthest away from the heart and uric acid crystallizes at lower temperatures.
Like anything, drastically changing your diet overnight is not advisable. A better option will be to implement your new diet gradually so that your body can adapt to the different food and keep its processing capability at optimum levels.
Your ultimate goal will be to gradually increase your body's alkalinity. A home urine or saliva testing kit will be able to help you monitor your progress. Aim to balance your diet by having 70% of food alkaline in nature and 30% acidic.
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Published on Mar 7, 2009
http://www.diy-home-remedy.blogspot.com Most people when trying to find a solution to gout will look to cut out or reduce foods high in pur...