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Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So , that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Are milk thistle and dandelion supplements/tea good for prevention of Psoriasis inflammation?

Are milk thistle and dandelion supplements/tea good for prevention of Psoriasis inflammation?

It'd be nice: If these herbs work that well, you'd not be seeing all these commercials touting new biological drugs. I think you will have much better luck with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the foods good to decrease uric acid? Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

What are the foods good to decrease uric acid?  Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Which fruits and vegetables are helpfull in lowering or maintaining uric acid in body?

Which fruits and vegetables are helpfull in lowering or maintaining uric acid in body?

See details: I have probably answered this question over a hundred times. Studies have conclusively shown that even the lowest purine diets lower serum uric acid less than 10%. If you have no history of gout or renal stones, there is no compelling reason to do anything. If you do have these issues, you should be on allopurinol. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

Gout - chol diet: Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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Can drinking mangosteen juice reduce arthritis inflammation and pain?

Can drinking mangosteen juice reduce arthritis inflammation and pain?

It might: A number of laboratory and animal studies suggest that mangosteen has significant anti-inflammatory effects. And a few small-scale studies in humans indicate that the juice helps reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a substance associated with inflammation, which may be caused by widespread infection or disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. But the studies that found this reduction in CRP were not conducted with people who have arthritis. And not everybody who has arthritis has elevated CRP. So at this point, while the data appears promising, it's too early to say what role mangosteen juice has in treating arthritis symptoms. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, mangosteen is not related to the mango. The mangosteen fruit is the size and shape of a tangerine, with a thick, dark rind and creamy flesh. Mangosteen is marketed as a supplement, both as a juice and in capsule form. ...Read more

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Which vegetables contain vitamins that help with joint flexibility and pain?

Which vegetables contain vitamins that help with joint flexibility and pain?

Almost all: Fresh fruits and vegetables, if eaten or juiced, are so full a phytonutrients, which are vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, that are important in lowering the body's oxidative stress. An apple has 6 mgs of vitamin c, but with the 12, 000 other phytonutrients, gives more antioxidant protection than eating 1500 mgs of synthetic vitamin c. ...Read more

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Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Not much evidence: Few studies have show two effects: reduce bad cholesterol and relax smooth muscle may be decreasing bp. Antioxidant/antibiotic effects decreasing incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancer less evidence base. Supplements and herbs are never the whole answer to treat a serious disease. There are benefits in conventional medicine and living a healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor and research. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that help lower uric acid for gout?

Are there any foods that help lower uric acid for gout?

Black cherries?: Some people swear by eating fresh black cherries, 5-6 per day, they have reduced their uric acid level and the frequency of gout attacks. I don't know of any proof that black cherries work, but it seems like a harmless healthy option. ...Read more

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Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Probably not: Studies of nutritional supplements have provided inconsistent results in cancer prevention. Some studies have actually shown increased risk of cancer in patients taking vitamin E or beta carotene. Because it is difficult to collect accurate food histories, it is hard to gauge the degree of protection from eating specific foods. Either way, the effect size is likely miniscule. ...Read more

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Besides blueberries which foods are high in antioxidants?

Besides blueberries which foods are high in antioxidants?

Veggies & fruits : Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more

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Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Yes: Mother nature takes care of us if we respect her. The trouble is that farming practices are not as good as they should be so try to find organically grown fruit and veg. Best place is the farmers' market. ...Read more

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Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

Antioxidant info: And what foods have the highest levels can be found at http://nutritionfacts.Org/topics/antioxidants/. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for high cholesterol , high uric acid and deficiency of vitamin d?

What are some home remedies for high cholesterol , high uric acid and deficiency of vitamin d?

There is none: The high uric acid is not an issue and will fall if the elevated cholesterol is properly treated. Diet and exercise have little effect on lipid levels despite the fact that many doctors try it first. If diet and exercise do not help, start a statin. It is easy to correct a low vitamin d level with vitamin d supplements. ...Read more

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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more