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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Me and My Aching Feet

Before, I used to stand for almost eight hours (at the most) whenever I have training classes. Now, after an hour or two, I'm starting to feel that my feet need to rest. It became worse that I was advised to consult a podiatrist.

I was able to consult a physician (since I was assigned to one) and her suggestion: BLOOD TEST! She wanted to check if its a possible case of gout. =(

That thought scared me and so I started to read related literature. I'll update this post as soon as I got the result. But for now, I need to avoid eating the following (from ):


  • Dried beans and peas, mackerel, meat extracts, sardines, scallops, shrimp, yeast extracts and organs like brain, heart, liver and kidneys.
  • Moderate amounts of purines, including asparagus, dried beans and legumes, fish, mushrooms, poultry, and spinach.
  • Lose weight by reducing calories rather than by vigorous exercise (which increase uric acid production).
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to dilute the uric acid concentration of urine.
  • Avoid alcohol, especially beer (with its brewer’s yeast content).
  • Eat cherries.

Nutritional Supplements

  • Avoid trace mineral supplements containing molybdenum. Molybdenum surplus causes a condition very similar to gout.
  • Avoid megadoses of vitamn C. They may increase the production of uric acid.
  • Avoid high doses (over 50 milligrams per day) of niacin. Niacin competes with uric acid for excretion into the urine.
  • Avoid iron supplements. Excess iron in the bloodstream can cause uric acids to form in joints.

As one of the popular lines of the doctors would say: "Prevention is better than cure."

Till next post. Have a healthy week ahead. =)

Normal things that people can go back to now that Paquiao has won

  1. MILF and Philippine Army can now end their ceasefire.
  2. Some of our neighbors can now go to church to hear mass.
  3. My Dad can take his afternoon nap.
  4. My mom can now water the plants.
  5. I can now write more entries on my blog. ;)

Doing laundry on weekends

I love to do the laundry. How about you?

Its just that lately, I feel that there are lot more important things to do aside from just doing the laundry the whole day. So I just gave my mom an amount just enough to hire someone to do it for us.