Yesterday, I decided to see what would happen if I tried to increase my uric acid level by eating one single purine-rich thing, and otherwise keep my regular diet. And it worked: My UA went from 6.7 to 7.2. That was not so much, I can hear you think. But now I know that if I try a supplement which is supposed to lower the UA, and eat half a can of spam while maintaining my regular diet, my UA will go up if it does not have any effect. A bigger increase might subvert any effects that a supplement would have, since the goal is a decrease under 6.8 over time. But if I take supplement X and do not see any increase in my UA, I know it works.
Interesting enough, my toes hurt a little too. A bit more than new shoes.
Todays weather and temperature: Relatively warm, sunny in the morning but later cloudy, cold at night.
Breakfast: Rice with "furikake" flavoring, miso soup.
Lunch: Root vegetable curry with cheese, boiled carrots and broccoli.
Snack: Apple and Japanese rice crackers
Dinner: Vegetable soup and a sandwich
Todays supplements and dosage: 6 fish oil capsules
Todays UA reading: 7.2 mg/dL
Todays step count: 8965 steps
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 1.5 liter, water 1.5 liter, tea 1.5 liter, non-alcohol purine-free beer-like drink 0.6 liter.
This weeks weight: 119.8 kg
Waist circumference: 117 cm
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 8, #2 2 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 7
Was my urine strange in any way? No, a little darker than usual thanks to my ongoing cold (which colors my snot yellow so I will know it is not Covid-19).
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 10