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Low Purine (post #62750)

My SO has just been diagnosed with uric acid kidney stones.  His doctor has said not to go overboard, but I would like to try to help him follow a low purine diet as much as possible.  However, every time I try to create a low purine menu, I realize that something is not allowed in his diet.  It's very frustrating.  Can anyone recommend a low purine cookbook?

 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #62750, reply #34 of 39)

And DH passed through as I was typing and said, indeed, purines do, of course.

Gretchen

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Astrid's picture

(post #62750, reply #36 of 39)

It is tough to have to stick within a specific routine that can get boring and seems like drudgery. I wish you inspiration!

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Regality's picture

(post #62750, reply #37 of 39)

Thanks to everyone.  Yes, it's going to be tough...particularly because he's never been interested in cooking, which means he has no idea what is in the food he eats.  The other day he proudly reported that he'd had a Caesar salad for lunch.  Anchovies are one of the huge no-no's.  *sigh*

 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #62750, reply #38 of 39)

Honest?  Does it need to be that  stringent?


Your doctor did say not to go overboard.


Gretchen


Edited 8/6/2006 8:26 am ET by Gretchen

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Regality's picture

(post #62750, reply #39 of 39)

With a few things, such as sardines, mackerel, and anchovies, unfortunately, yes.

 


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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #62750, reply #3 of 39)

Henry VIII springs instantly to mind when I think of gout, too, but DXH has it and is also skinny as a rail.





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Heather's picture

(post #62750, reply #4 of 39)

My slim husband has it too.

Aberwacky's picture

(post #62750, reply #5 of 39)

As does my skinny mother.


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Lword's picture

(post #62750, reply #35 of 39)

That's one tough transition if he's a meat eater who is used to eating it three times a day but it can be done and he might end up happier with his new diet, especially if he feels better for it. Take heart, the doctor said not to go overboard so you might catch a break and he could eat a bit of meat or fish as a garnish every now and then.


He might like water more if it had a few squeezes of lemon or lime and there are hundreds of teas to choose from, plus water-laden things like melons and other fruits. I also second the recommendation of consulting a dietician who will definitely approve of him cutting out fast food or limiting it to emergencies. It will be a good chance to experiment with herbs and spices to add some new flavors and compensate for the lack of meat.


When you get the cookbooks, if you're still stuck for ideas the folks here can surely help you modify a recipe. Good luck!


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