Posted by: SARIE | 2009-06-17


Dear Dietdoc
What is your opinion on alkaline salts for arthiritis? (a wellknown dietician recommends the use)
Thank you

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Dear Sarie
If you suffer from so-called 'gouty' arthritis then using alkaline salts may help to reduce uric acid. However, the best way to avoid the build up of uric acid is to avoid foods that contain purines, such as red meat, organ meats like liver and kidneys, meat extracts, dripping and sauces made from drippings, anchovies, etc. I trust the dietitian has provided you with a low-purine diet? if not, click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and so a search with "Gout" to read more about the dietary treatment. Using omega-3 fatty acids (Salmon oil capsules) may also help.
Best regards

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