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Gout and Sushi

I was having all sorts of problems from slight mental confusion to feelings of anxiety and a slowness in joint mobility. my right eye twitched and the eyeball felt scratchy and my eyelids became puffy and I got floaters in the right eye. I have elevated blood pressure worse than 2 years ago and that got me scared and thinking.

11 years ago at age 45, my blood pressure was 117 over 76 considered very good and athletic. I worked out for 30 minutes 3 times a week at my local gym using the rowing machine..followed by 15 minutes of light weight training and walked a good deal as I was living in the city and didn’t need a vehicle. At that time.I started eating sushi, something I discovered was good and tasty, and over time I built a huge liking to Tuna and Salmon sashimi and sushi, as well as other sushi foods like raw shrimp and prawn, shellfish and mussels. I ate them about 2-4 times a week.

I moved from the city to the suburbs and stopped doing the row-machine but continued to walk a good deal.While still living in the city I developed sore shins while walking, and a very sore big toe, on my left foot. It went away in time, but a tightness and heavy feeling in my left leg below the knee, and calf and foot persisted, and never really went away just was good to bad depending on whatever.

When the doctor diagnosed high blood pressure recently 150 over 96, I started working out again 3 times a week and doing the rowing machine and light weight training.I’m 56 and not in a hurry to have a heart attack at the gym while trying to get better. I started eating bowls of Vietnamese soups which include large amounts of Cilantro and started consuming daily glass’s of Greens+ smoothie drink, hoping to get healthy and eating the soup cause I love the stuff but hated Cilantro, an ingredient in Vietnamese cooking that I never really tasted anyway.

After a particularly busy day of walking and eating Sashimi, I had a serious session once I got home and sat on the couch. The room began to spin, worse than anything I have ever experienced, but it lasted only seconds and would start when I laid down, quit and then when I stood up, it would start again. Terrified, I was about to have a stroke or something I went into a mental frenzy and when I was feeling better, I researched the Internet and found some interesting things. Cilantro forces the cells including the brain to release heavy metals like mercury into the bloodstream, where it is eliminated sort of, through stool and urine elimination.The problem is mercury can be reabsorbed back into the cells through re-absorption in the colon. The Greens + mixture contains Chlorella, which binds with the metals and the body can’t re-absorb them, thus elimination began in earnest. Black balls and flecks and the unusually high fecal odor were also something I noticed. My urine was a coppery color and reeked. I started eating large amounts of fresh Cilantro in salads and added to the green+ mixture. I started to notice the twitching in my eye stopped, my floater was receding, I felt better. I stopped eating Tuna and all seafood like shrimp and mussels. The tightness in my leg started to unwind and my general well being increased dramatically. Then I ate a half can of sockeye salmon, followed by the last half can the following day and my left toe went into orbit. I couldn’t touch it or walk. I started freaking out.

My neighbor said gout. It never occurred to me I had gout. I researched it and stopped eating any fish or seafood. period. I started eating cherries , fresh and tart, drank cherry juice every day and started taking apple cider vinegar, by mixing 2 tablespoons in my cherry juice. I added fresh strawberries blueberries and cranberries to a mixture of fresh fruit, added to the greens+ smoothie drink. All this change in food and health began about 2 weeks ago. All symptoms of eye twitching, mental confusion, lethargy and discomfort in my calves vanished. My left foot feels better than it has in years. I sleep better at night and have no feeling of anxiety, or stress, which was plaguing my life. I have more energy now than I have had in years. High purines and metals in the fish, especially Tuna, which is the big eye, yellowtail bluefin and Ahi served in Sushi parlors, plus shrimp and mussels etc I believe was the culprit, causing more health issues than I care to contemplate plus high blood pressure. I ate a lot of tuna, hardly any farmed salmon, only wild sockeye, no more. Not for a while, and in small doses like twice a month only, when I feel brave enough to start eating fish for the good protein and omega 3. I thought lots of fish and seafood was better than burgers and fries, which it probably is, but not all the time, or even 3 times a week because tuna especially is high in purines, that cause Uric acid and the gout, high blood pressure etc etc.. I feel much better than I have felt in years,. The wrist and foot pain has gone. I feel like I did before consuming ravenous amounts of fish and seafood.Fresh organic salads, white breast chicken in small amounts, lots of greens and fresh fruit have become the new staple. The real indicator is when I go for my blood pressure tests. My bet is it has dropped. I have a wonderful healthy vibe going on in my body that started 30 minutes after I ingested 25 tart cherries and added apple cider vinegar to my diet All the body stress from the uric acid {I imagine} has vanished miraculously. Bon appetite.