Splatted wrote: Loops wrote:
others swear by drinking apple cider vinegar.
I was going to mention that. I'm not a gout sufferer, but I know that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is supposed to be very good for lots of things and my mum
I've always thought that acidic foods, eg Tomato's would FLARE up gout.
Isn't vinegar acidic?
Vinegar is acidic pH between 3 and 5% and can be more or less, although the chemistry is quite complexed, all our bodies need acids, to balance the body pH, which swings either way according to diet...
For example a balanced body is said to be around 7 to 7.5 when urine pH is tested if it drops below 7 it is becoming acidic, and above 7.5 is on its way to alkaline. Ph 4 drinking vinegar works as a neutraliser, so if you have a reading of 8, you can reduce it back in balance.... if urine is acidic, its because of the body production, not because you are drinking or eating acids....so the gastric production of pH 2 acid, can also be diluted, by pH 4 vinegar raising the pH to say 3 or towards the normal.
Vinegar acid is a very weak acid which dilutes very easy, and the amount of acetic acid, is very very little 1% in drinking vinegars, although the essential 18 amino acids are in some vinegars, made for drinking, and without a doubt all the acids for the metabolic pathways, are in brewed vinegar.
Not to be mixed up, with distilled vinegar, which is acetic acid, with no health value, and no other functional acids. Think of the good, bad and the ugly, when you think of vinegars and you will not go far wrong.
Specially brewed vinegar being the best for the body! and essential for correct biochemical body balance.
for a better undertsanding of health and vinegar, they are bio chemists. Most doctors touting vinegar as not good for you, are pretty damn, uninformed, they are neither chemists or professional in their alternative beliefs, and would rather peddle western produced medicine, with side effects, to make money.
So I don't agree to any forum, where doctors are giving advice on vinegars, unless they are qualified in bio-chemistry. Everyone to their own special field of work, and GPs' are limited in that area.
My own doctor was against me, drinking health vinegar for the same blind reason she believed, i was putting more acid in the body,,,after 6 months of drinking vinegar, the results was so impressive, she had egg all over her face!
There is enough extremely expensive professional research done on vinegar, to prove many myths, and many truths, with a final conclusion that drinking vinegar is healthy to balance the pH of the body, there is no research however to show, that by drinking vinegar increases the acidic content of stomach, because its a very weak acid, what is noted, is that it increases the pH or reduces the pH, when needed.
High uric acid in the blood maybe caused by diet, if that's the case, vinegar may well disolve the salts, that are formed, within the joints. However if there is a genetic reason for gout, it may not correct the fault, everyone is different, its basically trial and error, but research is now showing vinegar disolves uric acid salts.
There is much research to do...but you will not find a better health drink on the market, providing it is made for drinking that is. If there is a better health drink, i would like to know about it!