3 Signs of Gout and How to Treat It

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How do you tell if your pain is from arthritis or gout.

Gout is a relatively common hereditary metabolic disorder when a person’s body cannot break down or eliminate uric acid. The uric acid crystallizes in the joints and provokes the body’s immune system to go into attack mode. This causes the area to become red, inflamed, painful and extremely sensitive to the touch, where even the weight of a bedsheet may be too much to bear.

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

Arthritis covers a broad scope of problems that all have to do with the inflammation of the joints. Gout is actually considered a form of arthritis, but differs from osteoarthritis (caused by excessive joint wear) and rheumatoid arthritis (an auto-immune disease) because it is caused by these deposits of uric acid crystals.

Gout or arthritis? How to tell.

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80 | 20 RULE for Easy pH Balance

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You don’t have to always deprive yourself. Follow the 80/20 rule––80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic.

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A quick Q & A from Dr. Simone Laubscher: what is your philosophy to eating?

“My philosophy is all about balance and the 80:20 rule so you keep weekdays clean and more alkaline and have a little fun on the weekends. I’m not a big fan of dairy or gluten for my patients and I usually suggest no carbs after 5pm so that patients wake up feeling more energised. Pescatarian is the way live but I rotate in 31 other organic proteins for other patients depending on their digestive systems.” – Dr. Simone Laubscher, PhD, WelleCo Nutritional Expert

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Alkaline Foods for Athletes

Alkaline food and water are especially important for those who run or train. Alkalising the body removes toxins created by physical activity and helps athletic people recover faster.

Related article Top 10 Signs Your Body is Burning Out

Run Inspired.

This morning I came across an interesting article titled “Why you Should Drink Warm Water and Lemon.”  Well when I wake up in the morning I go straight for 32 ounces of cold water, so I was curious to learn why warm lemon water was a good thing.  According to the article, it boosts your immune system, aids in digestion, clears skin, helps with weight loss, and balances pH.  Balances pH? Am I back in chemistry class? Apparently lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, and now I know you are wondering why that even matters.  (I was too!)  Then I remembered last year reading The Paleo Diet for Athletes, which also discusses alkaline and acidic foods.  Today, I decided to refresh my knowledge on alkaline foods…

What is the idea behind eating alkaline foods and why is this particularly important for athletes?

Rich Roll, who is an ultratriathlete…

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10 Alkaline Foods and 10 Acid Foods for Perfect pH Balance

You don’t have to eliminate all acid-forming foods. Follow the 80%/20% rule.

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An easy way to stay alkaline? Eat mostly veg.

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10 Alkaline Foods and 10 Acid Foods for Perfect pH Balance

Alkaline foods and pH balance are not a typical daily topic of conversation. However, people who cycle, run, hike, play tennis, or do any physical activity and want to perform at peak levels of fitness, have a choice to make.

It’s a choice many never consider, but one of the most important for overall health and fitness. It stares you right in the face every time you look at a menu or a shelf full of groceries.

The choice to consider is whether or not a food or beverage is going to help you maintain proper pH balance, or is it going to throw that delicate balance off and leave your body’s defenses vulnerable to health problems.

In order to maintain suitable pH balance, nutritionists suggest 80% of dietary intake should be alkaline and 20% acid foods. What exactly does that mean? It is a widely accepted nutrition fact that…

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Chayote and sweet potato salad

Have you ever tried chayote? It’s a mild vegetable that is very detoxifying. Opt for the quinoa to make this an alkaline dish.

Chayote and sweet potato salad

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It’s blustery here on the Fylde coast today and the wind is getting stronger, but it’s been bright all afternoon with a beautifully blue sky.

The sort of weather that made me want to make light, pretty salad for lunch at work tomorrow!

I bought a chayote from the supermarket the other day, I’ve been using them in salads for a couple of years now as the crisp texture and subtle, slightly appley flavour combines beautifully with herbs and other vegetables. I’ve only tried cooking them once (i made sort of chayote ‘bacon’!), so if anyone has any good recipes, let me know!

I’ve combined the chayote with sweet potato and carrots, and a fresh lime and dill dressing. With brown rice and quinoa as the base.

I cheated a little with the rice and quinoa, and used a sachet of the ready cooked kind… it’s Tilda brand, and is…

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