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Uric Acid and the Acidic Foods to Avoid With Gout Diets

Uric Acid and the Acidic Foods to Avoid With Gout Diets
by homieboy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:29 pm

Uric Acid - the Acidic Foods to Avoid With Gout Diets

Most people when choosing a gout friendly diet will look to cut out or reduce foods high in purine, as metabolizing purine in the body leads to increased levels of uric acid, which is the cause behind gout symptoms. However, high purine foods may not be the only foods to avoid with gout. :)


Therefore, a constantly low pH value can cause your body to decrease it's processing of uric acid, leading to hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia is a medical term for a raised uric acid level in the blood, and can lead to gout. As the levels of uric acid become higher there is nowhere for any more uric acid to go, so it is deposited in crystal form in the spaces and connective tissues between the joints.

Acidity is Measured Using a Ph Value Ranging Between 0

14, with 0-6 being acidic, 7 is neutral and 8-14 is alkaline. Where gout is concerned it is less about the pH value of the food, rather what that food does to the pH level of the body during and after digestion.


Red meats Shellfish Legumes Offal Mushrooms Yeast extracts Processed meats To tackle raised uric levels in the blood it is wise to restrict your intake of these foods until your gout is under control and uric acid levels have stabilized. We were rather indecisive on where to stop in our writings of Purines. We just went on writing and writing to give a long article. :oops:


Usually gout strikes the big toe joint or one of the other joints in the foot or ankle, although it can rear its ugly head in any joint. The reason that gout occurs most commonly in the foot or ankle is because those joints furthest away from the heart and uric acid crystallizes in lower temperatures. The value of this composition is achieved if after reading it, your knowledge on Uric Acid Level is greatly influenced. This is how we find out that the meaning of Uric Acid Level has really entered you! :roll:

Acidic Foods that Impact the Ph of Your Body are:

Beef Lobster Pheasant Ice Cream Processed Cheese Barley Processed Flour The initial stages of this article on Purine Rich Foods proved to be difficult. However, with hard work and perseverance, we have succeeded in providing an interesting and informative article for you to read. :oops:

Some Nuts Soybean Soda Cocoa Yeast Hops Table Salt Sugar Fried Food Like anything, it is not a good idea to drastically change your diet overnight. The best way for your body to process the changes is to introduce amendments slowly that your body can get used to the different foods and keep its processing running on maximum.

Gout is a Medical Condition Which Poses a Serious Threat to Your Health

Gout is known to have an impact that will last a very long time. These effects of the gout can also continue between the gout attacks as well. Joint damage is one of the most common effect of the gout. Other gout complications that may have serious long term effect on your body are: nerve damage in the ares of the gout attacks, kidney stones and even problems with the function of your kidney. :D.


Diet is thought by many gout patients to be the reason why they developed this medical condition in the first place. Some foods and the use of alcohol is what many blame for a gout and it' s long term complications. However, your gout can only be controlled by lowering the uric acid found in your blood. Moreover, the levels of this acid are the ones to blame for a gout attack in the first place. These levels can also indicate with some doubt, if you might suffer from another gout attack or not. However, the best thing for you is to talk to your doctor about your gout. It might also be wise for you to change some things in your diet, if you and your doctor believe that will change how is gout treated?.

Re: Uric Acid and the Acidic Foods to Avoid With Gout Diets
by homieboy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:30 pm

Gout Treatment - the Truth about Gout

Our society is such that on a daily basis we unknowingly introduce our bodies to countless foreign substances. We are so conditioned to our way of life that we are not conscious to the fact that almost everything we eat, drink, breathe and put in or on our bodies is full of any number of food dyes, additives and preservatives. We routinely ingest toxic and often deadly chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride or heavy metals like mercury and lead. The air we breathe is no better, containing an array of noxious manmade chemicals, any number of which if inhaled in large doses would be considered lethal. When the body is unable to effectively deal with this foreign invasion, it sends in lymphocytes, flooding your system with these disease-fighting white blood cells. Lymphocytes, which are produced in your bone marrow, are part of your immune system and help to fight off such things as infectious disease and foreign materials. When your body is consistently subjected to these foreign substances however, it essentially goes into a state of constant alert. Eventually, this endless battle overwhelms the immune system to the point it can no longer differentiate between what is normal and natural and what is foreign, initiating a condition known as an autoimmune disease. Arthritis, including gout, is one such disorder. :evil:

To Restore Proper Alkalinity We Must First Change Our Diet

Low carbohydrate (no refined wheat, sugar etc.), lots of organic fresh vegetables and fruits and plenty of fresh, clean, preferably ozonated or at least filtered. With gout you must also avoid all purine and uric acid-forming foods such as all meat, eggs, and fish as well as tea, coffee and of course, all alcohol. If your body is severely acidic or you are overweight, you may need to first detoxify your body using one of the many safe cleanses. This helps remove accumulated toxins so your body can once again function properly. Drinking lots of water daily and cleansing your body regularly is essential to controlling the acidic build-up responsible for arthritis. As your acid levels decease, so will your inflammation and pain.

As a Nation, We are Slowly Killing Ourselves With Food

The biggest cause of body acidity is diet. Foods like refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, refined wheat, alcohol, caffeine, processed meats, soda, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and all fast food are extremely acidic. Obesity aside, the typical American diet promotes acidosis and disease. Arthritis and gout in particular, is directly linked to what you eat.

Natural Approach

Nature provides everything we need to support and nourish our bodies. The typical Western diet unfortunately consists of mainly nutrient deficient, highly refined and processed foods. Fast food for a fast life. It is no wonder that by medical standards, over 60 percent of all American adults are obese, 30 percent morbidly so. Obvious health issues aside, studies show a direct link between obesity and osteoarthritis. In fact, this risk can be up to 10 times higher for extremely overweight individuals. :D.

Many cases, arthritis can also be triggered by age and longstanding inferior nutrition. Overtime, our joints and the surrounding ligaments, tendons and cartilage can become worn with wear. The cartilage, which is a gel-like substance found between the bones, acts as a shock absorber, protecting the ends of the joints. When the essential enzymes normally produced by our bodies to repair this cartilage are insufficient, severe degeneration can occur. In order for these enzymes to be produced, the cells must be functioning properly. If your body is depleted of fundamental nutrients or overwhelmed by toxic substances, this reparative process will ultimately fail. :)

The Answer is Simple..

You can't put a price on your well being. You have options and changing your lifestyle and diet is the first step toward regaining your health. Despite what we were taught as children, disease is preventable not inevitable. :)

You are overweight, your doctor may explain the typical health issues associated with obesity (heart attack, diabetes etc.), but traditional medicine does not yet make the real and most important connection between diet and health. The human body, like all things organic, has a very sensitive acid-base balance. By nature, the human body is deigned to function at optimal levels when it is slightly alkaline (pH of 35 - . Anything below a pH of 7 is considered acidic. While certain areas and fluids of the body are more acidic than others, blood levels should be kept somewhat alkaline. When your body becomes too alkaline however, a condition known as alkalosis develops. By the same token, if it is too acidic, acidosis results. Every cell within the human body is slightly alkaline. During the many and often complex metabolic processes they undergo, they create an acidic byproduct known as free radicals from which they then derive energy to function. If this waste material is allowed to build up however, it can trigger acidosis, which ultimately damages cell membranes, DNA and the basic cellular mechanisms needed to function properly. One such process is oxygen synthesis. When your body is too acidic, your red blood cells cannot transport sufficient oxygen to other cells. They begin to break down and die, a process that leads to inflammation as free radicals take over. While inflammation itself is not necessarily a bad thing as it neutralizes harmful microorganisms, when it becomes chronic, you can develop any number of diseases including arthritis. We also know an acidic, anaerobic (lacking oxygen) body is the perfect breeding ground for fungus, mold, bacteria, and viruses. Simply put, disease cannot live in an oxygenated body. So, if your pH levels are normal, you cannot get sick. In this sense, your pH level is truly your first defense against disease.

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The Bottom Line

Any way you look at it, gout is a prevent gout and treatable disease. Proponents of traditional medicine would have you believe drugs are the only answer to this painful and disabling condition. There are currently over 43 million Americans suffering from different forms of arthritis, yet the cases are still growing. Traditional medicine is failing. Our bodies have reached critical overload and our health is paying the price. At what point does the cost become too high?