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Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:33:38 PM »
Since my boyfriend has been eating Paleo he has been experiencing swollen feet and soreness. Can eating too much red meat cause swelling and soreness in feet?

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Re: Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 04:44:42 PM »
Since my boyfriend has been eating Paleo he has been experiencing swollen feet and soreness. Can eating too much red meat cause swelling and soreness in feet?

If he is dehydrated.
If he has uric acid problems and he is eating over cooked very lean red meat.
He must eat high fat, low protein and rare if he has uric acid / gout problems.
Must look into the totality of the person.


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Re: Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 07:56:59 PM »
Recent research on gout (what little there is) has debunked the myth that foods high in purines (typically and incorrectly thought to be highest in red meat) are the actual cause of gout attacks. The actual problem has been closely linked to dietary alcohol (ethanol) and fructose, which can cause insulin resistance, which impedes kidney function, thus the body's inability to excrete sufficient amounts of uric acid. In addition to animal-based proteins, Purines can be found in significant levels in a lot of plant-based foods. Even vegans can and do get gout.

But if this was gout, I suspect the description would be a lot more explicit because while a gout attack in the foot does cause swelling and "soreness", the pain is usually excruciating, not just "sore". Whether the OP's BF's issues are caused by red meat though, I have no idea. The only way to find out is to cut the red meat, and only the red meat, out of the diet for a sufficient length of time to see if there is a change. If there is, add it back in and see if the issue can be repeated. It may not necessarily be "red meat" in general, but a particular type of meat or additives in the meat depending on what kind of meat it is and where it comes from.

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Re: Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 09:33:23 PM »
As others have said already paleo isn't meant for weight loss. However generally since people aren't eating grains, sugar etc. they eat more water rich food with more volume such as meat and more foods with higher fiber contents such as fruits and vegetables. This makes most people feel full on less calories then on a SAD diet. However I was always just a big eater so I never used the paleo diet for weight loss, I use reduced calorie paleo and exercise.

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Re: Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 12:20:58 AM »
Since my boyfriend has been eating Paleo he has been experiencing swollen feet and soreness. Can eating too much red meat cause swelling and soreness in feet?

If he is dehydrated.
If he has uric acid problems and he is eating over cooked very lean red meat.
He must eat high fat, low protein and rare if he has uric acid / gout problems.
Must look into the totality of the person.

This looks like good practical advice to me.  More water is definitely the first thing to try.


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Re: Can eating more red meat cause swollen feet and soreness?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 09:43:37 AM »
Thank You. I will have him start drinking more water and go from there.