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High uric acid level in blood

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Why do blood uric acid levels rise?

What might be the basis of observed association between raised uric acid levels and increased risks of insulin resistance, diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes?

Uric acid is produced by the enzyme, xanthine oxidase, from xanthine and hypoxanthine, which in turn are produced from purine. Evolutionary design for the redox systems in living organisms is simple: if you increase oxidative stress, the antioxidant systems are upregulated. When the body is insulted by the trio of toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts—the trio that sets the stage for insulin toxicity, the so-called metabolic syndrome, heart attacks, strokes, and gouty arthritis—the body gears up its antioxidant defenses. Uric acid, a potent weapon in the body’s antioxidant armamentarium, is produced in excess to cope with incremental oxidative stress. So, the blood uric acid levels go up. It is not the body’s cries for drugs, only for relief from the trio of toxicities.

Prevention and Treatment of Gout

Inflammation in acute gout arthritis is caused by the trio of toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts. The rational and scientific approach to the prevention and treatment of gout is to systematically identify and address all relevant elements of toxicity. In decades of clinical work, I have not found any natural remedy that by itself gives good long-term results. My preferred therapies are: (1) castor-pres; (2) hydrogen peroxide foot soaks; (3) optimal hydration; (4) control of gut fermentation and leaky gut state; (5) and liver detox. Some dietary measures are very helpful. Uric acid is derived from compounds called purines, which are found in large amounts in animal food products, such as liver, kidneys, and sardines. Lesser amounts are in pork, beef, poultry, seafood, and certain vegetables (asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms, and green peas), and certain grains (oatmeal, wheat bran and wheat germ). So, it is advisable to eliminate these items during acute attacks, and reduce their intake in general.

In drug medicine, symptoms are managed with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, and colchicine. These approaches can be justified only in unusual circumstances for short periods of time to relieve acute symptoms that cannot be rapidly controlled with nondrug therapies.

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Natural methods to reduce high uric acid levels

Potassium-rich Foods

Foods high in potassium alkalize the blood and urine and prevent the formation of uric acid, according to Dr. Theodore Baroody in “Alkalize or Die.” One of the easiest remedies to lower high uric acid levels is to add more potassium-rich foods to your diet. Foods high in potassium can be found in all the food groups and include dark fishes like salmon, mackerel, clams, sardines, tuna and trout, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Cantaloupe, bananas, mangoes, papaya, raisins, orange, pears and prunes top the list of high-potassium fruits are found beneficial to reduce high uric acid levels. A list of vegetables including avocado, potato, asparagus, mushrooms and sweet potatoes also can be tried for reducing gout.

Reduce Protein Consumption

Reducing the consumption of animal proteins can lower uric-acid levels, says the University of Maryland Medical Center. Animal proteins are primarily responsible for the dietary increase in uric acid levels due to their breakdown into purines. These are protein byproducts that further degrade into uric acid. Specific foods to avoid to that may help remedy uric acid levels include all red meats, organ meats, shellfish and poultry.

Baking Soda

Drinking a mixture of 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 8 oz. water may help lower uric acid levels in some people. Baking soda alkalizes the blood and urine, preventing uric acid crystals from forming. Uric acid remains in suspension in the blood and urine in an alkaline environment and is easily eliminated through urination. Baking soda can raise the blood pressure, so individuals taking medicines to treat high blood pressure should consult with their health practitioner before using it for this purpose.

To use cherry juice as a natural remedy for high uric acid levels, consume one to two servings (approximately 1 1/4 cup) of pure, tart cherry juice first thing in the morning.

The recipe for curing gout

This recipe is supposed to be from a Professor Lai of the China School of Pharmacy. It is in three simple, easy steps.

  1. Cut green papaya into small cubes.
  2. Put the cubes in a pot of water, and put to boil.
  3. Then add green tea leaves to make tea.

Drink this combination tea two times a day is found effective for reducing uric acid level and gout.

[sws_green_box box_size=”600″] Article by,

Dr. NS Rajesh Kumar, BHMS, CFN MSc (DFSM)
Homeopathic medical officer in Holistic Medicine & Stress Research Institute, Medical College, Trivandrum.

Email : [email protected][/sws_green_box]

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  1. Salim Venkitta

    February 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Very informative and useful article…


      February 14, 2013 at 1:27 am

      thanks for information.

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    February 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm

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  3. sumesh

    February 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Really informative and to be followed by every one. Thankyou

  4. Manjar khan

    February 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks shareing important thing to us. i am suffering last two years URIC ACID problem i will try.

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    February 15, 2013 at 1:56 am

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    February 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

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  7. Dileep Kumar

    February 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for ur valuable information and curing methods.

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    February 16, 2013 at 11:40 am


  9. salimkunju

    February 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

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  10. Shahul

    February 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Thank’s. good information.

  11. arunlal

    February 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Very good I have uricacid for past 4 years .how can I meet u

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    February 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    very informative article..

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    INFORMATIVE .Thank you

  14. faisal

    March 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for the infor..but still in cofusion regarding the mushroom…

  15. Dr Feminath

    March 2, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    very useful explaination

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    March 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm

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    March 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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    March 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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    March 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    many thanks for very helpfull information about uric acid problem, I need more tips reduce uric acid


      March 13, 2013 at 7:36 pm


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    March 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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    March 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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    March 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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    March 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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    March 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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  30. Winse

    March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Very informative report for me.Thank you. Have you treatment in Homeopathy for Uric acid?

  31. Noushad

    March 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks Doctor, good informations

    • amritha sara antony

      March 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

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    March 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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    March 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

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  34. Binu anand

    March 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thank u very much doctor for this information ,I am a uric acid Patient last 4 years this information is very useful for me i will try these .

    Thanking you..

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    March 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Really useful information….thanks a lot

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    March 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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    March 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

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    March 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

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    March 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks so much, now I know why my joints pain so much. Shared

  43. shain

    April 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    i am already doing it. found very effective. thank you very much

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    April 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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  45. mohan

    April 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    good information,as i am a urci acid patiant.

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    April 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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    April 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

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    April 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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    April 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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    April 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

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    May 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for giving such informations related to high uric acid level………..

  53. Smitha

    May 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the informative article. Uric acid issues are becoming more common these days due to unhealthy food habits.

    Your suggestions about the diet to follow for patients with high levels of Uric acid in blood is very helpful.

  54. Bipul Chandra Sarkar

    May 18, 2013 at 7:54 am

    thanks sir, for your nformation

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    July 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

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    July 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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    July 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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    July 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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    November 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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  62. Jaison

    April 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I think Causes include high level of trigkycerrides and cholesterol

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    August 18, 2014 at 1:21 am

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    September 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for this valuable informations.

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    November 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Very good information for especially uric acid patients

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    May 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm

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  68. Abhilash

    June 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

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