Doug (a newbie to the site) here. I have beeen fighting a flare up for the last two weeks, pain has moved all around in my right foot and ankle and is FINALLY subsiding…
I visited the doctor last Tuesday and he was ready to put me on an Rx treatment. I told him about what I had been reading up online (mostly from GoutPal) and wanted to try some dietary changes first – much to my suprise,he agreed!
As the site suggests, a gout diet is as much about balance as what we eat. I also see alot of talk about pH balance. I have been drinking distilled water for 30+ years. After reading about the balance of foods and pH, I decided to check the pH of the distilled water and found it to be 6.4! What is the chance of all of the acidic foods + beer, topped off with acidic water are increasing my attacks?
If so, does anyone have any knowledge of how to best turn water alkaline? There is a ton of information on this on the web but it is very contradictory.
Thanks for the help, great site!