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Balancing act with food intake?

sandybrown
sandybrown

The food I have been having to reduce blood sugar level and cholesterol has now given me high uric acid!

I am not sure where to go, give up all and go for medication to control blood sugar, cholesterol and uric acid. Any offer of help to control all three will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello,

Thank you, have an appointment with GP on Friday, need to discuss testing for magnesium, calcium and chloride as potassium and sodium have been tested. I have been eating a lot of frozen berries, fruits, butter, cheese, cauliflower, omega 3 fish and many more to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar! . From today back to basic, my wife's normal cooking!!

Had a problem with the left big toe, it took 4 weeks to clear, infection, in growing nail and then on to possible gout!

Do you have any contact details for this professor?. Thanks.

The high uric acid levels may be confirming that your blood glucose control has not been attained ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

The fructose in your fruit for instance may be contributing to your insulin resistance. How much carbohydrate are you now having per meal?

High uric acid can also be a sign of an arthritic condition. Your diet can play an enormous part in helping this condition. It has been proved that lowering your intake of wheat based foods, including beers and lagers, nightshade species plant foods such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, aubergines, chillis along with dairy can help with this. A nightmare I know, but perhaps you can review your diet and reduce the intake of the above along with eating a more natural diet of fresh fruit (not juices), vegetables, fish and meat with as little processed food and ready meals as possible. A friend of mine was diagnosed with gout and reduced his intake of beers and lagers to one or glasses a week and found great relief. Many myths surround gout and uric acid relating to alcohol but it is the wheat in the beers etc., that can cause gout. Reducing carbohydrates in your diet such as rice, pasta etc., should also help. I wish you well.

All,

Thanks for your response. Looked for Uric Acid on the Internet and came across this

"Purine". Most of the food that I have been eating to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol are high on "Purine". Now I have to rethink my food intake. So far when I had pain on my left big toe, I am given antibiotics to reduce the infection!!!, this has been happening for the last four years, once a year! first time for uric acid blood test.

Have an appointment with my GP to discuss blood test for uric acid on Friday.

Concerned
Concerned in reply to sandybrown

That suggests that you had gout, arthritis, and high uric acid levels previously and didn't know. Your new lchf way of eating will help. How much carbohydrate do you have at each meal?

sandybrown
sandybrown in reply to Concerned

Hello,

Thank you. Will continue with lchf food intake.

Concerned
Concerned in reply to sandybrown

I have asked you several times how many grammes of carbohydrate you have each meal because that is the key to controlling your blood glucose levels. You then need to eat sufficient fat to stave of hunger, as well as providing the vital nutrients for improving your health.

sandybrown
sandybrown in reply to Concerned

Hello,

The simple answer I do not know how to check the carb! this is the reason for me not giving you an answer, a bit embarrassed!. For dinner, (is can be rice and curry of rice sticks or fish with veg, grilled chicken with veg), I eat whatever my wife cooks, my wife has been doing this for last 40 years. For lunch I have cut down on bread and bread rolls because I am at home as I am fully retired, salad with tin fish. For breakfast I have one pack of 2 min porridge.

Concerned
Concerned in reply to sandybrown

I didn't mean to sound critical or embarrass you. This site gives a comprehensive list of the carb content of foods uk.sitestat.com/diabetes/we... aim for 40g at each of 3 meals.

This site gives the GI rating of foods glycemicindex.com ; aim for low GI foods such as whole-oats, not 2 minute oats.

sandybrown
sandybrown in reply to Concerned

Hello,

Thanks. A quick look says, rice and curry dinner twice a week takes the cab to 70g therefore daily cab has been doubled.! I have to go for small portion of rice to reduce the cab to 40g.Other dinners less than 50g.Have to check on breakfast and lunch. Would it be possible to get your email address through heat UK to continue this discussion? Thanks.

Concerned
Concerned in reply to sandybrown

Send me a message.

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Just a further thought. Are you on diuretics because they can cause gout; well known side effect I think. Painful though. My late step father used to get it but he always put it down to red meat and red wine!!! Boy, did he have plenty of the latter!!

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