Anne Miller wrote:I had my 2nd gout attack on 1/9/18. I feel my attack was brought on by stress and dehydration. I am still having some minor pain.
From reading here on permies, I feel the long term cause is the high calcium content of our well water.
We are trying to find a water filter that will remove calcium and is reasonably priced, will last and do the volume of water that we need.
I am doing the ACV and cherries.
jordo acorn wrote:howdy,
had my first gout attack last week, horrible pain.
jordo acorn wrote:anyways, have been doing lots of research about it.
a few things I keep running into is that gout is common in vegetarians and vegans as well as meat eaters.
so the theory that meat (purines) cause gout seems strange.
First of all, there’s the problem of vegetables. Even though most vegetables are low in purines, a few (like spinach, for example) have a significant amount. But in the NEJM study linked above and in this one (completely different authors and population), purine-rich vegetables weren’t associated with gout at all.
Then there’s the fact that only about 1/3 of uric acid in the body comes from dietary purines; the other 2/3 is produced by the body itself. In other words, no matter how many purines you eat or don’t eat, the majority of uric acid is coming from somewhere else anyway.
most of the research I am doing is on paleo/keto relations to gout as thats the diet I feel best on.
I believe for me years of alcohol, sugar spikes and dehydration lead to gout?
just throwing it out there,
jordo acorn wrote: I believe for me years of alcohol, sugar spikes and dehydration lead to gout?
Anne Miller wrote:Thanks for the links. I probably should have explained better.
A few years after being diagnosed with the thyroid/low blood sugar, I felt really bad, like tired all the time. I went to the Dr. for blood work and he said everything was fine. I knew I didn't feel right. While searching a book store for something that might help I found low carb. Since I started eating low carb my thyroid is Ok. I had blood work last year and my thyroid was in the desired range. When I eat too many carbs I can tell by the way I feel.
So far, I am mainly eating vegetable and fruit carbs and everything seems OK.
I really want to control the gout with diet.
paul wheaton wrote:
A few numbers:
dried nori seaweed: 592
So, carrots and eggs are good. Seaweed is bad. During a gout attack, probably wise to not eat anything with a score of 20 or higher. And eat plenty of stuff with a score of 10 or lower. And, as always, lots and lots of cherries.
And then I spotted this:
This is bluegreen algae.
Most mushrooms, except for dried shiitake and hiratake, contained 6.9–98.5 mg/100 g purines, so they were classified in the low or very low group. Dried shiitake contained more than 240 mg/100 g purines. It is thought that the amount of purine became larger because purines in mushroom was condensed and the weight became light by drying.
jim dee wrote:Have you considered the "Flush" protocols for stones?