What is gout all about? Can it be cured just by changing your diet or do you have to do something else? Here is some information that you need if you have gout. This is the way you should deal with gout, when you have it.
Gout is always associated with purine, the substance found in meat, some sea food and in some vegetables. When you eat an excess of these foods, the purine in these foods is converted into uric acid. When the level of uric acid exceeds a certain level in your blood, the uric acid precipitates into uric crystals. When this happens, your body moves these crystals as far away as possible, in your body and they end up in your big toe.
Now, your big toe is not the only place these crystals show up. They can find their way into different joints in your body, including your shoulder joints. They can be in your muscles and tissue and frequently deposit themselves in your synovial sacs.
The pain these crystals create is almost unbearable. When you get them any movement makes the pain worse. Gout is not a pain you want to frequently experience.
To deal with gout, it is recommended that you go on a special diet. This may be necessary, but only about 20% of the uric acid in your blood may come from your food. So, this is not the main cause of gout. Uric acid also is created by your cell metabolism, body chemical reactions, and through your high emotions.
It is now known that if you have an acid body, you will be more prone to gout. The total acid bank you have in your body is what determines if uric acid precipitates into painful crystals. To prevent gout, your body needs to move towards an alkaline condition. Under an alkaline body, uric acid will not precipitate and form crystals.
So, eating less food high in purine may not be the solution for gout. However, if you just eat a diet high in meats and little fruits and vegetables, chances are you will have gout at some time. The permanent solution to eliminating gout is to move your acid body into an alkaline body.
Creating an alkaline body requires that you eat those foods that contain minerals that can neutralize acids. These foods are fruits and vegetables that contain sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It is these mineral that will more you into an alkaline body.
To create a more alkaline body, you need to know which are the best fruits and vegetables to eat. And, you need to be on this diet for 3 to 6 months and even longer to neutralize your body acids and replenish your body stores of acid neutralizing minerals. This type of diet is a way that you should be eating all the time and what it is, is eating fruits and vegetables every day in a way that you get the minerals your body needs.
So are you ready to get rid of gout and at the same time improve your health. Having an acid body is a time bomb. Sooner or later your various body organs and tissues will deteriorate under the destructive acid solution.