Here is part of the e-mail I just received from one of my reader...
"For the past 10 years, (I am now 60 yrs. Old – post menopausal) I have suffered from painful knees. The x-rays show what looks like arthritic, uric acid crystals, and most of the time, they have not been too very painful. But just recently, my husband and I went on a very strict diet, and I lost a lot of weight very quickly. I was feeling great, but all of a sudden, my right knee flared up so terribly that I could not even put any weight on my leg, and cried because the pain was so severe…
I went online and found some of your articles, and realized that my rapid weight loss probably released a lot of uric acid, to the point that I was unable to deal with it effectively, and so my knee became very painful…I was also eating a LOT of shrimp and other foods that were high in purine, which did not help matters, I am sure."
As your grow (so does your waist line), you eat a lot of processed foods that are rich purine and some other acidic toxins. When the acidic food input is too much and your body doesn't have enough time to get rid of them, these excess acid will be 'wrapped' together with the fat and stored in your body like 'fossil'. Then a day will come when you finally realize enough is enough, you go for some diet or weight loss program to shrink your waistline. The rapid break down of fatty tissue (lypolysis) will suddenly release all those acidic compound into the bloodstream and cause the drop of pH in your body fluids, including the synovial fluid of your joint. Lower pH will increase the rate of urate crystal formation and leads to more frequent gout attack.
Thus, if you are a gout victim, make sure you don't go for those instant weight loss regimes. Go easy, gradually reduce your weight through some healthy diet plans and exercise programs. The gout symptoms will go away gradually and in a year or two, you lifestyle will be totally changed and you will free from hyperuricemia and gout once and for all. Good luck!
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Cherries are well known for treating the gouty inflammation due to its high concentration of flavonoid which is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory element. If you are currently suffering from a painful gouty inflammation and you are allergic to colchicine or some other NSAIDs that are commonly used to treat gouty arthritis, then you should consider taking some cherries for the purpose of treating the symptoms of gout.
But, you must undertand that cherries do NOT get rid of the root cause of gout, which is hyperuricemia (high uric acid). It cannnot reduce the amount of uric acid in your body and you are still susceptible to potential gout attacks in the future.
The most effective way to prevent or even cure your gout problem is to focus on consuming alkaline diet which is proven to be able to neutralize the high uric acid in your body and flush it out from your body. Most of the alkalizing foods are mainly leafy or plant based. This is because plant contain high ratio of alkaline minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.
Another more effective way to flush a way the uric acid in your body, but it is not the typical supplement, it is ionized alkaline water. Ionized alkaline water contains ionized minerals that is more active than non-ionized minerals. Gout patients are recommended to drink around 2 liters of alkaline water every day and their uric acid level will drop significantly within a short period of time.