I've been suffering from gout like symptoms in my right foot and ankle so I started doing some research. It turns out that gout is caused by a build up of Uric Acid. This buildup can be caused by Hyperuricemia or Kidney problems, Obesity, diet, or just genetics. Foods to avoid are red meats seafood, spicy foods, chili peppers, alchohaulic beverages, coffee, tea, even lentils are said to possibly cause gout. The type of food that I could find the most sources saying cured or helped get rid of gout was cherry juice. I decided to give it a try and bought some cherry juice at Albertsons. I decided because gout can be caused by so many types of foods that I would eliminate all food and go on a cherry juice fast for at least twenty four hours. So I took fifty percent distilled water and fifty percent cherry juice, mixed them together and this became my only food source. It turns out I was able to fast for thirty six hours. It also worked. My gout dissapeared. One week later and I still havent had a flair up of gout!! So if you are going to try a cherry juice fast make sure you O.K. it with your Doctor and good luck getting rid of your gout. B
Fasting may not be good for gout (11-4-13)
So my ankle started hurting again and this time I had to go to the doctor he ran a blood test and found I have a very high level of uric acid…So yep, looks like it's gout. However here is something I didn't know about gout. It turns out that gout can be caused by dieting. My doctor said that when you diet your fat cells release purines which are a precurser for uric acid. It turns out by losing weight (too fast) you may be raising your chances of getting gout. If this is the case then doing a fast may not be such a great idea. So next time I get gout, instead of doing a cherry juice fast I'm going to drink cherrie juice and make sure I eat other food that isn't high in purines like nonfat dairy, eggs, and fruit while staying away from processed and red meat, beer and other types of foods that are high in uric acid causing purines.
I bought this cherry juice at Albertsons for around five bucks. I noticed that it has more anti- oxidents than grape juice or Pomogranite juice.
for the last year I have been using a Cpap to stop me from snoring at night. This allows me to get a refreshing nights sleep. My only complaint with my Cpap has been the mask. No matter which Mask I bought I was always having a problem getting it to seal right on my face and found if I moved around very much It would un-seal waking me (and my Lady) up and forcing me to re adjust the mask. The other main complaint I've had with Cpap masks is that they always seem to leave an ugly red mark on my nose. This is because the adjustment point with every mask i have used is just above the bridge of my nose. Basically I walk around with the bridge of my nose looking like hamburger. I even had people ask me if I had been in a fight because of the mark my Cpap mask left on my nose. I finally managed to find a mask that seals right and doesn't leave marks on my nose. This mask is called a Mirage Quattro it is made be ResMed. The Mirage Quatro adjustment screw area rests on my fore head instead of the bridge of my nose. Because of this excellent engineering marvel It is super comfortable never leaks and most importantly doesnt leave permanent marks on my nose. There is one more cool thing about the Mirage Quatro Cpap Mask. It is designed so the exhaust port blows up (ie toward the top of the bed), not straight ahead. This means when you are laying on your side in bed it doesnt blow a steady stream of air onto your sweety!
Mirage Quattro the king of Cpap masks
The Mirage Quattro by ResMed C-pap mask The best designed C-pap mask I have found. Click the Photo and it will get larger.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.