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Archive for August, 2007

Create Your Own Diet Gout Recipe Book

Posted in Health & Fitness on August 10th, 2007

Most who suffer from gout will be told by their doctor that they will feel better and suffer from much less pain if they learn to eat foods that are low in purines. It is easy to give a list of foods, and many will not have any problems fashioning their own menu with great tasting dishes that help them feel better and to avoid the build up of uric acid in their bodies. For those who aren’t that creative, or don’t have the time to experiment, eating the same safe foods can get boring. When this happens, they should make up their very own diet gout recipe collection so that they have new and exciting dishes to try all of the time.

For starters, anyone looking for low purines food ideas can go to most book stores on and offline and find already created collections of ideas in published diet gout recipe books they can take home and use. These should have many great suggestions for meals, and the instructions on how to make each dish. Not only are these types of books found in the book stores, they can be found in many places online as well. Look for entire meal plans as well as specialty books for main dishes, light fare, or desserts that are great for keeping higher purine foods out of the diet.

The Internet is full of great recipes for all types of eating plans. If you are on a low carbohydrate diet, you can find many amazing recipes that you may not have thought up on your own. The same can be said for someone looking for low purine dishes. Most sites full of recipes have special diet recipes for all types of medical conditions or for those looking to cut fat, calories, or carbs. There are great gout diet recipes out there as well, and are easily found. Once someone finds something they are interested in trying, they simply have to print them out and save them.

Those who want to print out only the recipes they are interested in trying should take a few steps to protect and save those recipes. This means buying something to save and organize their recipes. They can be kept in a file folder, but it’s probably easier to get a binder and keep them in one place for easy viewing.

All that is needed is a three ring binder, a three hole punch, and in some cases, a laminating machine. The recipes can be stored in the binder. Lamination is a great idea, because spills happen while cooking, and the lamination will protect the paper from those and any grease splatter that may happen during food preparation.

After you’ve been following low purine diets for a awhile you’ll probably learn enough about the foods you are eating to come up with your own recipes. These can be typed, printed, and added to your recipe collection for future use. Even better, your diet gout recipe book may be helpful to others. It’s never easy eating a restricted diet, but great recipes to keep things interesting up can really make a difference.

A great place to get started is with Jodi Schneiter’s Gout Haters Cookbook series. Jodi has written three Gout Haters cookbook and they are available from amazon by clicking on the link below:

Gout Haters Cookbooks

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How To Lower Uric Acid Supplement Ideas to Try

Posted in Health & Fitness on August 3rd, 2007

Gout pain is associated with a build up of uric acid in the body. When the body can not properly flush it from the system, it finds somewhere else to go. In gout patients, it forms crystal deposits in the joints, and that leads to pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness. One of the best ways to avoid gout pain is to lower the amounts of uric acid in the body, and though medications are diet are helpful, there are also other ways to try to limit the amount in the body. You could try a lower uric acid supplement program to see if it might help with some of the symptoms of gout.

Food Supplements: While food is not really a supplement, there are a few that may help when an attack of gout pain occurs. Some recommend that anyone with a flare up immediately eat fruit and vegetables, as much as possible with each meal, for at least two to three weeks. Cherries may have an impact on the amount of uric acid in the body, so they should be eaten or taken in the form of juice. Shoot for one half a pound per day, or the same amount in juice form. Blueberries are said to be beneficial as well.

Flax Seed: Flax may help with joint inflammation. It might not work well to lower uric acid, but it can offer some relief from the joint swelling.

Omega 3 Oil: Like Flax, this oil can help with inflammation and may help heal or at least stop more tissue damage within the joint.

Burdock Root: This uric acid lowering supplement helps the body flush out the excess toxins better, and with gout, that would be the uric acid. It may help maintain a healthy level of uric acid thereby minimizing gout symptoms, or reducing the number of flare-ups.

Folic Acid: Some research has suggested that folic acid could help reduce uric acid in the system. However, there is conflicting research in this area. Folic acid is good for the body, but taking more may be beneficial if recommended by a doctor.

Vitamin C: Most people are aware that vitamin C is good for the body, but it may also help with gout pain. It has been shown to help the body flush out excess uric acid. However, it should be noted that for some reason, there are times when that backfires and it inhibits the release of the acid. This is another supplement that might help, but should be discussed with a doctor before trying for proper dosage and medical monitoring.

Quercetin: This acts as an antihistamine of sorts. Those trying this gout remedy usually take about 300 mg a few times a day between meals. This supplement may help suppress the production or uric acid.

For gout sufferers knowing which lower uric acid supplement to use can end up being trial and error to find ones that work well for them. However, its important to consult your doctor before attempting any of these supplemental treatments with the possible exception of dietary changes. These treatments can great results, but they may also interact with medications or make other medical problems worse. Never attempt any of them unless properly supervised by a doctor.

If you’re interested in a ready-prepared natural gout remedy then try Nutracid, which contains Quercetin. The results from people taking this supplement have been significant.

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