Gout Diet Management and Purine control
Gout diet management and controlling Purine levels is an on-
going day to day fight.
I have found that medicine combined with a strict diet works
best when a Gout attack has occurred.
The prevention of actually getting a Gout attack is the key to
understanding the body and how it is affected by Purines.
Hyperuricema ( Too Much Uric acid levels in the blood ) is
found within the body due to the body either producing too
much uric acid or the body is unable to expel the excess
The avoidance of purines in one’s diet is impossible to follow,
but certainly the ability to reduce Purine intake into the body
is essential to a sufferer and also essential as the beginning of
Good Gout diet management.
Every so often you can have high purine level foods but only
have very very small portions. You must try and keep away
from Beer as this is the devil when it comes to purines.
It is hard and I admit I have a few beers here and there
but I try not to over do it.
Make sure you have a low fat dairy diet, and always drink water
to help flush the system. Drink water before bedtime, when you
get up and during the day as much as possible. This will help
flush the system continuously.
I combine a herbal pill which is generally an extract of celery.
Apium graveolens is the name and I use the extract equivalent
of 3 grams ( 3000mg) combined with celery seed oil of 2 mg,
every day to help maintain this horrible arthritis.
I am also experimenting with Apple Cider Vinegar which is working incredibly well
as this reduces the Ph level in my blood, plus aids in arthritic pain management.
Baking Soda is another item I use when I have a severe attack
coming on as this acts fast, but has its own potential problems
if used regularly due to its salt content.
To aid Good Diet management we need to look closely at studies
particularly weight control and diet.
Gout and weight control Studies conducted by Dr Hyon K. Choi
at Massachusetts Hospital in Boston have indicated that obese
men who lost 10 pounds or more in weight had a 39% lower risk
of Gout or Gout attacks compared to men who maintained a normal
body weight for their height who had a risk of Gout if their
body weight increased.
In the Archives of Internal Medicine researchers found that
subjects who were considered obese, had the risk of Gout
Attacks or developing Gout 4.41 times higher than the average
There is also an estimate that the risk of developing Gout was
2.31 times higher in men who had high blood pressure compared
to those with normal blood pressure.
In the same studies there was evidence that diets that are
high in dairy foods that ware rich with casein and lactalbumin,
were effective in reducing uric acid levels, hence lowering the
Gout attack factor and a Good Gout Diet management.
To aid good gout diet management here is a list of low purine foods.
Cereals & cereal products
( note some readers have informed me that cheese triggers their gout )
Tomatoes (use sparingly)
You must find an Alkalising Chart to help you decide what Gout Foods to Eat
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