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The health of your cells is affected by many things such as stress, sickness, body weight, medication use, lifestyle choices, and poor eating habits. These factors can alter your body's ability to properly dispose of the accumulating excess uric acid. While purines may be one piece of this puzzle, it remains a rather small piece in the grand scheme of gout control. Solely following a purine chart can allow someone to indulge in sugar and alcohol, yet avoid spinach. We must be careful and understand all components involved this painful condition.
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Is a healthy diet important to gout control? ABSOLUTELY! However, focusing solely on purines can lead to trouble. Only 30% of uric acid production stems directly from the purines in foods. The other 70% is manufactured from the dying cells in our body. Cells die at a much higher rate in the presence of unhealthy and unbalanced diets, stress, medications, environmental toxins, weight problems, and our overall lifestyle.

We cannot fully control all of the toxins and acids in our environment that contribute to our cellular degeneration. Perfect diets can be quite challenging, if not impossible.We MUST approach gout healing and continued gout control with a fully comprehensive plan including diet, lifestyle, vitamins, and supplement(s) to provide the best support system possible.

Purines are found in every plant and animal cells. Purines include adenine, guanine, hypoxanthine, and xanthine. Purines constitute one of the major parts of our genetic codes, DNA and RNA, and energy molecules such as ATP, GTP and coenzyme A. Purine molecules are essential to all of life.

                                    Total Purines in mg uric acid/100 g (about 3.5oz)                             Uric Acid Conversion

Broccoli                                                         21                                                                                   50

Beer                                                                5                                                                                    11                                   

Above you'll find a shining example of how focusing solely on purines can run you into trouble.  According to the count above one should avoid broccoli, yet indulge in beer?  While that might sound extremely appealing, common sense would imply just how dangerous that can be.


Healthy, low purine foods should always remain a part of the balance you are aiming for. The better option would be to focus more on pH balance, as a whole. pH balanced meals and lifestyles can further your quest for healthy cell protection, thereby reducing your overall uric acid load. pH balance also aids to reduce the inflammatory response in the body that sends your organs into a frenzy and allows uric acid to be freely stored to be "dealt with" later.

Acid/ Alkaline base has to be in balance. If not, our organs and bones often end up providing the alkaline buffers. This leads to chronic degenerative diseases. Remember, in order to remain healthy or improve your health, the ph of your body must be slightly alkaline.

We can and must further support our needs and alkaline buffers with the help of essential vitamins and supplements.