Certainly, when talking about gout and hyperuricemia, everyone will be telling you that you got to stop taking foods that are rich in purine, stop eating meat, stop drinking beer, and many more others. Furthermore, most of the treatments will just simply rotate around the hyperuricemia diet.
Search it and you will come along a lot of gout diet plans. Some may even make money through the selling of e-books that revolves around those certain diet plans. Believe me when I say, many of them don’t really make any sense at all.
Let’s go straight to the point: The hyperuricemia diet will help, however, it‘ll never treat gout.
This article wishes to explain how the hyperuricemia diet will help, and how it’ll be useless in the long run.
The Uric Acid Dam
Dams are really great attainments of the engineering and architecture. It’s amazing how this man-made structure that utilizes the physics to be able to mitigate the floods, supply water or to provide electricity to people.
No matter what the purpose is, all dams contain water. If the pressure of the water that’s stored reaches a so critical stage, the dam has the tendency to break and cause damage and deaths and even poisoning if it is a mining type of dam. Furthermore, the water in the reservoir of a dam will increase naturally as the river flows and as the rain comes in. It’s unbearable to reduce the level of rain that’s pouring from the sky, as well as the water that’s flowing from the river. Therefore, the water is getting flushed through floodgates in a controlled manner.
Now here is the possible twist: what if the mechanism systems flop and some of the sluicegates will get stuck and will not open, and for some indefinite reason, it was definite that the dam will not be mended? As the time passes by, the rain will be pouring and the river will flow, and the reservoir will ultimately be full, and in due course will break.
The very same thing may happen in the liver and in the kidneys. If the reservoir gets full, the uric acid dam may burst and may cause damage, just like gout and some other complications. Just as the rain and the flow of the river, you have no control of the input of the uric acid in the body. This situation will get worsened if the floodgates are messed up.
The Purine River
Just as a river that’s continuously contributing a dam’s reservoir, you cannot really cut down the supply of purine in the body, because the purine exists inside you naturally. Purine is the building block of cell DNA and the building block of your body is cells. For that very same reason, your body is composed of purine. The cells will die and will be releasing purine in the bloodstream. This is an endless cycle. This is the truth you cannot really change.
You may choose to stop eating foods that are rich in purine. Unluckily, those purine rich foods are also the primary source of magnesium. If you are going to continue in refraining from eating those foods, you may end up with a kidney stone that will obviously worsen the hyperuricemia. As an important part of a healthy diet, you cannot really remove it from the list of foods you can eat.
The Proper Hyperuricemia Diet
The aim of the proper hyperuricemia diet is not just to cut off the purine river, but also to control it and boost the efficiency of the floodgates. The key in here is the right moderation. If you choose to reduce the supply of foods that are rich in purine, you’ll need an upright substitute for the magnesium, just like calcium for you to still avoid having kidney stones. One good source of calcium may be an ionic calcium supplement.
Additionally, toting ionic calcium to a glass of water may also help in boosting the uric acid flush-out rate. This is due to the fact that the presence of calcium upsurges the pH level of the ordinary water, thus making it alkaline. Take note, only the alkaline has the capacity to neutralize the acids. Hence, through hydrating the cells with alkaline water, you’ll be able to increase the efficiency of the floodgate.