An Excellent Diet For Gout

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Vegan Diet Vegetarian Diet or Meat Your Maker

Feeling Better or Worse With Gout


1st Gout attack 12 months ago. Vegetarian Diet since then and NO

2nd attack !  Also used foods spices and supplements said to prevent Gout

symptoms such as :   1) Cherry Juice Extract 2) Magnesium

 3) 2 Ibuprophen per day 4) lemon 5) Rosemary 6) Turmeric

 7) 1/4 tsp baking soda per day 8) Celery Seed - 10 min. tea

 9) Ginger 10) 4 Cups of Coffee per day 11)  at least 2 litres

of water per day in addition to the coffee

Remember with the above I have not had a second Gout attack !

Either try the above or endure frequent and intense pain.

It works, good luck with your condition as we are not all the same,

however it is clear that meats and seafood are not good for our conditions, so it only makes sense to be a vegetarian. Important 

though if you intend to become vegan you should take Calcium

and Vitamin D plus a multi-vitamin with minerals each day. A multi

generally has enough B12 to prevent you from developing pernicious anemia. Believe me it is a real condition many vegans

develop not because they are not getting enough iron. Rather the

problem is that there are no significant sources of B12 in the vegan

world. B 12 is essential for red blood cell formation. Unless you follow the above advice re Vegan Diet you will be subject to poor health in the long run. If a vegan swallows their

pride and accepts a need for supplementation in their case then 

they can be very healthy.


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    Also not a bad idea to quit all forms of sugar except for about 15g. of

    natural Fructose from fruit. On-line you can find number of grams of fructose per

    100g of a given fruit. Sugar is a killer in general and does someone with Gout no favours. Sugar goes by many names and they are all bad for human health. Stay away from sugar and it will help you to stay away

    from Gout attacks !

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      Nettle Tea : For further general information, there is broad consensus that Nettle tea

      helps to reduce Uric acid levels, and hence reduces your chance of a

      Gout attack. 

       Also Vitamin C helps to break down and flush away Uric acid. 

       I drink 2 cups of Nettle tea and take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C per day.

       Excuse me for neglecting to mention this in my original post:

       "An Excellent Diet For Gout". 


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      OK but you are probably not allergic to many of the other suggestions I

      made at the very top of the page on this discussion. Better to have many weapons against Gout than just one anyway. Please see post: "An Excellent

      Diet For Gout" at the very beginning of these discussion.

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    Good for you that were able to make the change, but I can't do vegan, however, I don't eat as much meat as I used to, and I stay away from wheat as it is what exacerbates my gout. Sugar is bad for us, I agree with you there. Thanks for the tips, except you forgot to mention Bromelain which is what I take to keep my gout under control or maybe you don't take it. But for me it works.

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    That may work - a vegan diet is beyond most of us though. But there is still the issue of possible high urate in the blood causing damage in the organs. I'd suggest you have an annual blood test.

    Only 20% of urates come from our diet (or in your case less!) - the rest come from our body recycling dead cells.

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      Many items I listed have an impact on Uric acid levels. Eating meats and seafood are sure fire ways to raise Uric Acid levels. These facts are all over the net, so please do your homework and do not be disingenuous.


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      I do have gout and tophi which came on very suddenly. I had the good fortune to see a very good specialist (abroad), who warned me that general doctors don't know much about gout. I used moderately high levels of allopurinol (and weight loss) to bring the urates under control, and then drive it to low levels. I also lost 10 kg in weight. I now maintain my level of urate low, varying the allupirinol depending on bi-monthly blood tests. It took a year to get rid of the tophi and swollen joints. Diet: I guess I eat a tad less red meat, but certainly don't eat less fish. I never drank much alcohol so probably drink a couple of glasses of wine per month.

      I'm well prepared to admit there are many ways to control ones gout; I do however think that at the more serious end - where your body is producing increasing numbers of tophi by the weak, and it's causing carpel tunnel and numbness - only the drugs will work.

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      I concur.

      I suspect there are many gout sufferers in remission who simply take well manager drugs .... and never bother to visit discussion forums like this one because they are not in pain!   I take 300 mg allopurinol per day and do not get gout attacks

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      I am here only to help those who are not being given proper treatment. Also it is important that everyone gets reasonably regular urate tests. For example your 300 mg may be needed to flush out the reserves of urate in tissues, but is that much needed long-term, once you are "clean"?

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