I am 62 and I have Gout for about 20 years, I am 5.9" and 190 lb and I have a little gouty tophi on my toe
Since a month ago I have started doing :
1- Daily walking of at least 3 hrs ( fast )
2- Watching my gout diet
3- Drinking at least 6 glasses of alkaline ionized water of pH 9
4- I stopped taking any medicine
5- I had no gout attack since I started my new lifestyle
After a month I had my blood test result, what really surprised me was my high uric acid of 10.1 everything was fine except Uric Acid.
I figured every day I am burning a lot of calories and that can produce uric acid in my body.
I am aiming to reach around 165 lb and stay there.
What I need to do with my Uric Acid.
Do I need to take medicine or just stay with my path
Aside continuing with the lifestyle changes, I would suggest the use of medications. Simultaneous blood and urine levels of uric acid may be taken to decide between the choices of medications required/ decide which medication would be more helpful, though combination therapy is tried in most cases. I would suggest consulting a rheumatologist or a nephrologist for the same.
Hope this is helpful.
I had my first gout attack about 10 years ago.
At the beginning I was having attacks every 6 months. Then gradually I was getting them
every 3 months, then every month and eventually every week.
It started at my big toe and then it was moving sometimes in my knees,and generally all
around my joints, in my feet.And the pain was agonising.
I have tried all the cures you can imagine.I tried ACV, lemons, drinking a lot of water, but
to no avail.I tried water fasting, juice fasting,baking soda, again without success.
I almost gave up meat, limiting it to only once a week ,gave up alcohol completely,again
I was living on vegetables, lots and lots of fresh fruit, milk ,cheese beans and so on .My
eating habits could not be healthier ,or so I thought.But my gout was worsening.
Then I decided to increase the amount of fruit I was consuming, thinking that if some fruit
is healthy, more fruit will be more healthy.Some days I was eating fruit only ,others over 10
portions a day.
And alas my gout instead of improving it became chronic.
I was desperate I did not know what to do.
And then one day accidentally I read an article about fructose,which is contained in fruit in
large quantities.It said that it increases uric acid, in a matter of minutes.
Fructose is also present in table sugar, and in HFCS, which is used in soft drinks.
I put two and two together and realised what I was doing wrong.
I stopped eating fruit and all other sugars, for a period of 3 weeks,and by magic I saw a
dramatic improvement.Pain was gone, swelling was gone, I was fine.
I re introduced fruit again in my diet but reducing them to 1 or 2 a day, and my gout completely
I do eat more meat now, and occasionally have an alcoholic drink, and thank God everything
seems to be fine.
Fructose was my enemy!!.
Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUKCo_oPquY
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