KATHIE’S COLLECTED INFORMATION ON GOUT
Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body,
Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods we eat,
Gout occurs when excessive amounts of uric acid crystals are deposited in body tissues,
Gout attacks are characteristically manifested in joint inflammation (arthritis),
Gout has the unique distinction of being one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses throughout history,
Eliminate foods that trigger the production of uric acid in the bloodstream to reducing chronic inflammation,
Painful arthritic attacks,
Kidney blockage and kidney filtering tubules,
Things that bring an onset of Gout:
Insufficient Rest, sleep,
Things that help:
Drink lots of liquids, preferably water,
Drink black cherry juice, also known as sour cherry or bitter cherry,
Eating food high in folic acid,
Celery seed extract, anti-inflammatory
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA),
Getting regular, moderate exercise’
Maintaining a healthy body weight
Eat 1 cup of diced pineapple for pain as needed (instead of ibuprofen),
Eat pomegranates to prevent further deterioration of cartilage,
166 mg, of Capsicum stimulates blood flow,
Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil supplements) can have a profound effect on the body and result in lowering the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reducing inflammation from arthritis.
Camphor Spirit rubbed on painful aching joints helps relieve the pain for several hours,
Vitamin B-6 reduces swelling and aids in relieving numbness, tingling, reduced sense of touch in the fingers and hands, and pain in finger joints that impaired hand movement and weakened the grip
Things to avoid:
Lowcarbohydrate diets designed for quick weight loss. When carbohydrate intake is insufficient, your body can’t completely burn its own fat. As a consequence, substances called ketones form and are released into the bloodstream, resulting in a condition called ketosis.
Nsaids (aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen) are hard on the kidneys!
Protein content in foods should be low, around 15%
The total calorie amount from fats should be as low as 30%
Consume about 36 grams of protein a day (7 grams of protein is about one ounce)
6-8 grams of protein per serving (1 oz or ¼ cup)
Limit Phosphorus intake to approximately 800 mg each day,
Foods to Avoid:
Anything high in purine:
Beef, Pork, Lamb, particularly Bacon (organ meats such as liver, liverwurst and Bacon),
Anchovies, Sardines, Roe [fish eggs], Herring, Mussels, Scallops, Codfish, Trout, Haddock, Oysters, Mackerels, Salmons, Clams,
Spinach, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Mushrooms
Oatmeal, dried beans, Peas, Lentils, Whole-grain breads and cereals, breads containing yeast
Foods to eat:
Poultry and Ham, the "white meats," eaten sparingly
Carbonated drinks, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Milk Products
Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Ice Cream
Tomatoes, Green Vegetables, Corn
Fruits & Fruit Juices
Cherries and Dark Berries, Olives
Breads & Cereals
Whole grains that do not use yeast
Noodles, Pasta, Rice, Grains,
Choose foods low in sodium -- less than 140 mg per serving.
Understanding the terms
Sodium Free - Only a trivial amount of sodium per serving.
Very Low Sodium - 35 mg or less per serving.
Low Sodium - 140 mg or less per serving.
Reduced Sodium - Foods in which the level of sodium is reduced by 25%.
Light or Lite in Sodium - Foods in which the sodium is reduced by at least 50%.
Consume less than 2,000 mg of sodium per day,
Limit daily fat intake,
Unsaturated Fats – OK \ Saturated and Trans-Fats – NO,