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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,255
8/19/13 8:59 A

If you suffer from gout, eating red meat can cause your feet to swell. Drink plenty of water to help your system flush out any toxins that may be causing edema.

Elevating your feet for 30 minutes per day, three to four times a day, allows you to rest them and allows the muscle tissue to relax, preventing inflammation. Massaging your feet can also help to prevent swelling. Use moderate pressure to massage the muscle tissue in your feet toward your heart. This helps to increase circulation and reduce pressure.

Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet can help reduce feet and ankle swelling.To reduce swelling eat oatmeal, popcorn, whole rye bread....the darker the rye bread the better.

THOLMES Posts: 63
8/18/13 6:34 P

Great info thank you..
I have tried brown rice pasta and have loved it, as for brown rice itself, yes I have eaten that with no problems, it just gets boring pretty quick.
I did find a recipe on line a few days ago for a lentil brown rice meatloaf, and it was great, not sure why it was called meat loaf with no meat in it, but what the hey, it was still good..
I will be sure to look for the Quinoa pasta, I have used Quinoa before but by itself and was not impressed with it, I think though if I eat it in pasta I am sure it will be fine..

As for alcohol, not a problem, I don't drink, so no loss there..And well the most I miss is the sea food and meat, but am adjusting pretty good, can hardly wait for my appointment in September..

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,255
8/18/13 5:07 P

I used to get bad I couldn't walk. When I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic I ate a low carb low glycemic diet took vitamin C (1,000 mg per day and 1,000MG each night as recommend by my doctor. (which may mildly lower uric acid levels) and abstained from foods containing high-fructose corn syrup. Other foods that I had to eliminate were cheese, wine beer and nutra sweet, splenda, sugar, etc.

I no longer get gout or have inflammation in my body and I can eat fish and purines again but I watch the portions. The people with the gluten intolerance problems will have an acidic body. Maybe eat alkaline.....go on line and search for alkaline foods....

As our bodies become too acid our pH levels drop; as the calcium level drops so does the oxygen level leaving you tired and fatigued allowing fungus, mold, parasites, bad bacteria and viral infections to flourish and gain hold throughout the body.

Gout & type 2 diabetes often co-exist in people with common physical characteristics and conditions, the most prominent being obesity. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. Excessive uric acid can form crystals in the joints, causing pain and inflammation.

Avoid alcohol, stay away from foods with purines which increase levels of uric acid.

The worst offenders are liver or other organ meats, anchovies, lobster, shrimp, scallops, herring, mackerel,salmon, trout, beef, pork, & lamb, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower,spinach, bacon, herring, mussels, yeast, smelt, sardines, sweetbreads

Drinking at least 10 to 12 eight-ounce glasses of non-alcoholic fluids every day , especially for people with kidney stones and to help flush the uric acid crystals from the body

Ask you doctor about a low glycemic, low carb diet....meantime eat all the veggies that don't bother you, grains like quinoa and quinoa well....have you heard or cooked with Quinoa pasta? It is a great substitution for white or even whole grain pasta and is gluten free...There are many shapes of quinoa pasta; elbow, macaroni, and spaghetti just to name a few...

Can you eat wild rice? Brown rice?

The information is not intended as medical advice and your registered dietician will help you.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 8/18/2013 (17:21)
THOLMES Posts: 63
8/16/13 7:36 A

I will let everyone knows how it goes in September, thanks :-)

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8/16/13 7:19 A

Keep us updated!

THOLMES Posts: 63
8/15/13 5:49 P

Yeah I am not a vegetarian by choice that is for sure, I much prefer to have my meat, I am a HUGE carnivore lol..

But because of gout and other health problems, I have had no choice but to give up those yummy little treats :-)

And as hard as it has been, since I started almost 1 month ago, I have not had a gout attack, nor have I had an allergy attack, so far so good..

Thanks for the links, looks like some good recipes and info there..
Some of the recipes require some adjustments, but those are easy to do..

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8/15/13 2:15 P

I did some quick internet searches. Instead of posting the recipes, I'll post the websites. Please check them out. There are several recipes there, especially in the second one.,,

This website also has some information for you.

I hope these will help you.

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8/15/13 2:04 P

WOW! No meats? Fish? Chicken? Eggs? I don't know if I could do it. Unfortunately, I am not a vegetarian but I will look around to see if I can find some recipes for you.

THOLMES Posts: 63
8/15/13 8:43 A

Yes I did, here they are:
Most vegetables, except the ones mentioned and carrots and lettuce are a no, can't digest then for some reason
Most fruit especially cherries and dark berries
rice milk
rice pasta (can't come up with a tomato free sauce yet)
Daiya cheese but only occasionally due to the yeast)
Coconut yogurt
green onions
nuts except cashews

And that is pretty well it, till I can see the dietician, yeah I know very strict diet..

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8/15/13 8:21 A

Did you ask your doctor to supply you with a list of foods that you can eat?

THOLMES Posts: 63
8/15/13 8:14 A

I am waiting to see a dietician to help with a problem, but that won't be till September 5th of this year and until then my Dr wants me to follow a strict diet due to my health problems.
I have severe gout, so I have to restrict my purines etc
I also have several food allergies and intolerances..
Here is what I am NOT allowed due to gout, allergies, and intolerances

Beans except lentils
Oranges and any citrus fruit like lemons and limes
Meat (except one and a while, like once a month)
Sea food
Regular onions (green are fine)
Too much spice is a HUGE No No for me

As you can see this is pretty restrictive, but I am so tired of rice, potatoes, and vegetables, there has got to be some kind of meal out there..
I have looked in the library, and on the net, for soy free vegan meal ideas, but they almost all have beans listed, I can not eat beans at all of any kind.
I eat and drink rice, most vegetables, potatoes, rice milk, nuts, fruits, a butter soy free margarine substitute, and coconut yogurt..
Pretty boring after a while :-)
Thanks everyone..

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