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07 January 2020
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What to do when uric acid is high?

Today I got a gentleman on the phone asking what it means that his uric acid is elevated and what he can do about it to improve it.

Because I have had to tell this story to people many times and because my husband is struggling with the same issues, I am writing this blog about it.

Acidification of the body, muscles and joints is usually caused by a daily surplus of acid forming foods. Acid forming foods leave behind, after burning, acidic waste products such as uric acid, lactic acid and acetic acid. Because the body cannot eliminate all of this excess acid, the excess acids are stored in the body.

Eat a variety of foods

Because the body obtains nutrients from the whole spectrum of foods, it is important to eat a varied diet. If you eat too unilaterally for too long, the body will eventually build up a shortage of certain nutrients.

Foods that are good against acidification:

Vegetables / GrassesTurnipsNuts & SeedsDairy, fats and eggs
PotatoRadish white / blackAlmondsUnpasteurised butter
Potato, sweetRed beetChia SeedUnpasteurised whole milk
AlfalfaRed cabbageFenugreek seedFresh whey
Endive, freshRocketHazelnutSauces, spices and seasonings
ArtichokesSavoy cabbageHempseedApple Vinegar
ChivesShallotsCaraway seedsCayenne pepper
CauliflowerLettuceCumin seedLemon balm
KaleGreen beansQuinoa seedLemongrass
BroccoliSpinachSesame seedCurcuma
ZucchiniSpirulinaSpelt seedGinger, fresh
French beansSproutsFennel seedMint
Barley grassWheatgrassUnprocessed grains & pulsesOregano
Grass rootBean sproutsBuckwheatThyme
Green cabbageOnionSoybeans, fresh
HorsetailCorn saladSoy lecithin, pure
Iceberg lettuceFennelSoy flour
Kamut grassWatercressSoy sprouts
SproutsWhite cabbageOils and Fats
GarlicCarrotsAvocado Oil
TurnipSeaweedCoconut oil
KohlrabiFruitLinseed oil
CucumberLemonOlive oil, extra virgin
Head lettuceCherry, sourUdo's oil
HorseradishCoconut, freshBeverages
PaprikaLemonTap water
PumpkinTomatoHerbal tea, Alka® Tea
LeekWatermelonWater with Alka® Drops

Foods that can be acidifying:

Nuts and seedsWine, roséWheat BreadArtificial sweeteners
Cashew nutsDairy, fats and eggsWhole wheat bread with yeastLactose
PecansChocolate milkWhite breadSugar
PistachiosHard cheeseCereals and riceMiscellaneous
MacadamiaHalvarineMilletProcessed foods
Peanuts (= legume)Cheese (processed cheese)CornReady-to-eat food
Pumpkin seedsPuddings/sweetsRice, whiteFood prepared in microwave ovens
WalnutsSpreading cheeseWheatPackaged or canned food
Sunflower seedsYoghurt, sweetenedWheat semolinaPizza
Oils and fatsYoghurt drinkWheat, white (pasta)Cookies
HalvarineMeat, poultry & fishSauces, herbs & seasoningsCigarettes
Hardened fatsHerringPicklesDrugs
Trans fatsCarpVinegarCandy
Corn oilVealKetchupChips
Liquid buttersLobsterMayonnaise
Sunflower oilLiverMolasses
Beer (lager and all special beers)Organ meatWine vinegar
Cola (also light and zero)Panga filletSilver onions
Energy drinksCrayfishSalt
Soft drinks (carbonated)TilapiaSweeteners
CoffeePorkBeet sugar
LiqueurMeat productsBrown rice syrup
Tea, blackBreadDried sugar cane
Fruit juice, sweetenedDark brown with yeastBarley Malt Syrup
Wine, whiteRye BreadHoney

Increased uric acid in the blood can result in gout if you don't improve your acid balance. Once you have developed gout, it is important to see your doctor.

Excessive eating and drinking of alcohol can trigger an attack of gout, which is why it used to be called a royal disease, but this is not necessarily the cause. The cause can be found in your kidneys retaining urate (salts of uric acid) and your metabolism not working properly.

Chronic gout

Chronic gout occurs in 3 groups of people:

People who developed gout at a young age and who continue to have excessively high levels of uric acid in the blood, usually by:

  • the kidneys retaining too much urate
  • foods containing high amounts of urate/purine
  • drugs such as diuretics
  • excessive drinking

These people often have high blood pressure and/or are overweight. In this group gout usually starts with acute attacks. Later on it becomes chronic and the gout is present in several joints. Always see your doctor if you have gout attacks.

The biomarker 'uric acid' is part of the 'Medical Check-up General Blood Test':

About the author
Ellen is the founder of Blood Values Test. She gained her experience with health examinations for companies, schools and government institutions at HumanCapitalCare arbo- en gezondheidsdienst. In 2009 she became director of Diagnostics Netherlands, a collaboration between all major general practitioners laboratories in the Netherlands. At the U- Diagnostics laboratory in Utrecht, she was responsible for blood testing at GP surgeries. Until she founded Blood Values Test for individuals in 2013.


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Hi Ellen, I drink far too little water. Could this also be a reason?



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too high a uric acid level in your blood wants to put you feeling too "acidic" eating and drinking (e.g. beer) alkaline eating and drinking is important. Drinking lots of water is always good to help with this. Preferably drink water and tea and coffee without sugar. Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to omit coffee. Drinking coffee may even lower the risk of gout. You can also drink tea if you have gout.



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Vitamin C also helps fight uric acid as far as I read online. Is it wise to take Vitamin C supplements? I eat a lot of foods that have it in them as well, but I'd like to get rid of the annoying feeling. Another question, does anyone have experience with this website https://www.flinndal.nl/ I want to order it there.

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