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Pseudo Gout Foods To Avoid
What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys?Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet
Oxalate: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Limit meat, poultry and fish. Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 gr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?
Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more
What crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?
Sodium urate crystal: People with gout have an elevated uric acid and this can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and in the joints and cause the gout attacks. In the susceptible individual alcohol, red meat can worsen this. Fortunately there are medications that can control and bring down the uric acid level and help prevent further attacks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?
No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more
No: Many studies show that carbs and sugar do not cause type ii diabetes. Fat also will not affect the diabetic risk. What makes the difference is weight control. Every 2.5 lbs that you gain increases the diabetic risk by 15%. Losing weight decreases the risk by 15% for every 2.5lbs. If more carbs or sugar or fat might increase risk but only by making you gain weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeine: Acidic beverages too and citrus fruit.Get a more detailed answer ›
If Hx of gout is it best to take allopurinol or some OTC remedies from Chinese stores (do those even work?) to keep uric acid levels low?
Should a chronic hive sufferer who is prone to allergies to meds also avoid high risk foods such as peanut butter, fish? Food scratch test negative.
Nutrition: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
I've been overindulging on rich foods with propensity for gout. Any suggestions to prevent an attack?
It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's bunk: Look, you put protein as meat then it's considered bad, but the same compounds in nuts are considered good. First, if you breath really really rapidly you become alkaline. You also become UNCONSCIOUS. Body corrects acidity in a narrow range. By many ways. trying to be alkaline CAN NOT WORK. ...Read more
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