Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Health Benefits - Ted's Q&A

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Will It Help High Uric Acid?

Posted by Billie (Palmer, USA) on 03/04/2007

will your baking soda remedies help with people with high uric acid levels? Thank you

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Baking soda and drinking plenty of water, if the body is sufficiently alkaline and hydrated, quite often reduces blood uric acid levels. The water will dissolve them and the alkalinity will either prevent their formation or neutralize them.

I never pursued using baking soda directly but blood results I have seen often resulted in lower uric acid levels after taking the remedy. However, a sensible diet eating low uric acid foods are helpful. Most seafood and certain meats are quite often high in uric acid and it is best to eat them sparingly. Drinking too much coffee may also cause high uric acid, perhaps because coffee are acid forming foods, and therefore eating alkaline forming food is also helpful.

Replied by Saad
Baghdad, Iraq
11/06/2012

What are the foods very low in uric acid?

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/USA
11/09/2012

If you google "foods low in uric acid", or "foods low in purines", you'll get a lot of results. Per one site, "A low-purine diet consists of foods which are low in purine content. Purine is a substance that is found in foods and is produced naturally by the body. Purines are broken down by the body and changed to uric acid. The kidneys normally filter the uric acid and the uric acid leaves the body through the urine. However, people with gout sometimes have a build-up of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid may build up because the body makes too much. It may also build up because the body does not get rid of enough uric acid through the urine. High levels of uric acid can cause urate crystals to form in the joints. The buildup of these crystals causes swelling, which is called a gout attack or gout pain."

This site provides a list of high/medium/low-purine foods:

http://www.acumedico.com/purine.htm


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