My foot is hurting, and we are not talking planar fascitis (although that is not completely gone). It feels like a gout attack. And it would be perfectly consistent with the theory: Dehydration from the hot weather, sweet drink all day, and stress (which also shows up in my high blood pressure). But my UA is moderate - although of course much higher than 6.8 mg/dL, which is where the uric acid crystals start to dissolve. Still very much in hyperuricemic territory, though. But gout attacks do not affect the level of uric acid in the blood, since the crystals are in the synovic fluid of the koints, and then ingested by macrophages and removed. Still, a long period of blood uric acid levels above 6.8 would mean crystallization could have happened. And that the crystals were released by the dehydration (a sweet drink will actually cause dehydration, since the water in it is not taken up as well as water without sweetener).
This, by the way, demostrates that you can not sweat out uric acid. Since I sweat a lot right now, my uric acid level should be lower if that happened.
And it also shows that there are no trigger foods. I eat a practically purine-free diet, and if vegetable curries (or beetroots) could trigger gout attacks, I would have them all the time. Same with the occasional sweet. So there is nothing in my diet that could trigger a gout attack. Whch means I can not have eaten any trigger foods. The truth is somewhat more complicated, I have to write a longer article about that.
Todays weather and temperature: Hot and cloudy, warning for thunderstorms. About 35 degrees centigrade.
Current stress level (scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high)): 5
Breakfast: French toast (which the kids did not eat, so I got a sugar chock from finishing theirs).
Lunch: Vegetable curry (beet roots and leek from the garden).
Snack: Beetroots with spicy sauce.
Dinner: Korean kimchi soup with tofu. But my wife poured nori in it. Nori is not a seaweed, it is a kind of animal and contains 591.7 mg purines per 100 g. That is twice the amount in beef. The only good thing is that it weighs very little.
Todays supplements and dosage: 6 fish oil capsules, 4 garlic capsules, 10 cc ACV beet root pickle juice in water.
Todays UA reading (before breakfast): 7.7 mg/dL
Todays step count (total at bedtime): 3489 steps. You do not walk very far with a gout attack.
How much did I drink today?: Tea 3 liter, water 1 liter, no purine beer-like drink 0.6 liter.
This weeks weight: 117.4 kg
Waist circumference: 115 cm
Heart rate before bedtime (read more here to see why it matters): 75 bpm
Blood pressure before bedtime (read more here to see why it matters): 147/96 mmHg
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 7, #2 2.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 6
Was my urine strange in any way? No, not so red, but quite concentrated.
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 10, actually helped alleviate the gout attack