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a Natural Gout Home Remedy: the Simple Gout Prevention Diet

Did you know that gout is more serious than its symptoms? Heat, pain, redness, stiffness, swelling on affected area, arthritis symptoms, and loss of sleep are all symptoms of gout. However, did you know that gout can be a life-threatening disease if left untreated? Gout can also cause the 'silent killer' disease of high blood pressure and the painful disease of kidney stones. Simply baring the agony should NEVER be an option for gout. Your life could be at stake!

Weight Train!

It is easier than you think! If you join a health club, you will see how easy it is to learn how to lift some weights. Simply, look at the posters on the wall and give it a try! Everybody had to learn sometime or another so do not be embarrassed! Besides, if you choose to lift some weights, you will most likely burn more calories than walking/running because of the body repairing your muscles throughout the whole day! A hard body is a gout-free body!

Don't eat those veggies! What? Well, some vegetable are high in purines (uric acid) and therefore should not be touched: beans, lentils, asparagus, mushrooms, spinach and peas.

Go for a Walk!

Being overweight can lead to higher levels of uric acid in your blood (cause of gout). Go for a walk each night or join a fitness club. Start out slow and have fun! Thinking of life without Kidney Stones seem to be impossible to imagine. This is because Kidney Stones can be applied in all situations of life.

Cut Some Calories!

Did you know that Americans generally eat twice the amount that is needed during a typical day? Look around you and see how overweight we have become and more prone to gout. Cutting 50 calories a meal will add up to around 15-20 pounds a year! So switch to diet soda, watch the condiments, easy on the chocolate, and you know the rest! With time, gout symptoms will become less and less.

Pass the Fruit!

Fruits are high in Vitamin C which is great to prevent gout! You might also want to consider 'gout-fighting' Vitamin C supplements! Just as a book shouldn't be judged by its cover, we wish you read this entire article on Gout Symptoms before actually making a judgement about Gout Symptoms. Shocked


A Simple Gout Prevention Diet Mooo! You need to immediately starting consuming more LOW-FAT dairy products. Purines are BAD! Avoid foods with high purines (When purines break down in body they form uric acid which causes gout.) Typical high purine foods include: red meats, kidneys, liver, tripe and tongue. Fish have also been linked to causing gout!




  • Water is better than Alcohol!
  • Again, What?
  • You should try to drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day and watch the alcohol consumption.
  • If you do decide to drink alcohol, no more than one drink a night! Rolling Eyes




Lower Uric Acid, Prevent Gout Naturally Using a Low Purine Diet





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  • This is the second article of a series about this diet.

  • Please see Natural Gout Treatment - The Rules Of A Gout Diet That Had A Lot Of Success, for the first article.





The study can be found online if you search "Beneficial effects of weight loss associated with moderate calorie/carbohydrate restriction, and increased proportional intake of protein and unsaturated fat on serum urate and lipoprotein levels in gout: a pilot study." Copy and paste this into a search engine search box and hit enter.



  • AFTER ONE YEAR About a year later, five of nine patients had no more gout attacks and three had just one attack.
  • So there was a further decrease in attack frequency overall.
  • One patient gained weight after the end of the study.
  • He must have given up on the diet.
  • He suffered three attacks over three months.
  • His blood uric acid levels rose with his weight. Shocked



This study, based on the Zone diet, did have a positive effect on markers of insulin resistance: triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) fell. HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) did not fall. But my purpose in this article is mainly to describe its direct effect on uric acid levels and gout attacks.

After four months on this diet the effects on uric acid levels and gout attacks were quite impressive. Weight loss and uric acid levels Weight loss over the period was almost 17lbs ( 7kg) i.e. at a rate of about 1lb a week. All but one of the patients lost weight. The median uric acid (UA) fall was 7mg/dL.Another very interesting finding was that a more elevated blood uric acid level at the start of the study, meant a large fall of blood uric acid by the end of it. Uric acid levels normalised in 7 of 12 patients who had raised levels of uric acid (UA) before the study.

So a fall of 1.7 mg/dL, given these numbers, is quite significant, although you should note that many gout sufferers have UA levels much higher than 7.2 mg/dL, and some gout sufferers do not have excess uric acid. Idea



  • One participant did not have a raised UA level before the start.
  • It was about 5.9mg/dL.
  • But we already know that gout can occur in people with normal uric acid levels, so this was not unusual. Very Happy



And gout attacks? Results overall were expressed as a median. Before the study, participants had at least two attacks in the preceding four months. Median monthly attacks before the study were After it, attacks fell to The fall in the number of gout attacks occurred in all except one patient. The exception participant had shorter and less severe attacks. Eight of the 13 did not have a gout attack during the four month study period, although as mentioned, they had all had at least two in the previous four months and, as noted above, the median was 1 a month, or one attack a fortnight, (every two weeks).

Were the study patients taking long eastern virginia medical school, such as Allopurinol, for their gout? They were not. They were only taking medications for gout attacks. The study report did not say how much water they drank. Most gout sufferers know that drinking lots of water helps to remove uric acid. In gout treatment there are always caveats. The study was small. Only 13 male gout sufferers. The study lasted just four months, although there were follow-up results after one year (median). The researchers noted a connection between weight loss and a fall in uric acid levels in another study and expected the nutrient proportions (40:30: contributed to the uric acid fall. They thought that the dietary measures caused the desired improvement in insulin sensitivity.

Note Especially that the Mean Uric Acid (UA) Fall Was

7mg/dL. In a couple of cases it fell by 2 mg/dL and by 5mg/dL respectively. Hyperuricemia, (excess uric acid), which may lead to gout, is reckoned to exist if the UA levels exceed 2 mg/dL (men), and 0 mg/dL (women). The usual UA target in gout treatment is 0 mg/dL (somewhat less in women) because at this level the MSU crystals, formed mainly from uric acid may dissolve. (It is the immune system's response to these crystals, which it regards as foreign bodies, which causes the pain and inflammation of gout). Smile



  • In the study report, uric acid levels were expressed as mmol/l.

  • In this article I have converted these mmol/l numbers to mg/dL, which is a more frequently used measurement.


  • The results were sufficiently impressive to give hope and encouragement to any gout sufferer who tries this diet as accurately as possible.
  • The study was conducted in 1999.
  • Unfortunately it has not been followed up by a much larger one designed on the same lines.
  • If conducted, such a study would expand our knowledge of natural gout treatment, perhaps considerably.
  • A natural gout cure is what most gout sufferers want. Laughing



Gout is a very painful inflammatory condition of the joints, caused by crystallized uric davis college around the affected joint. The most common joint affected is the big toe; however, gout can affect the ankle, instep, heel, knee, spine, elbow, wrist, and finger. In severe cases, gout can deform the affected joint.

Gout-prone people can have a side effect from aspirin. Though normal people can take aspirin without having a side effect, gout-prone people can have the side effect of a gout attack. So if you are gout-prone and have a headache, it is best that you take Motrin (ibuprofen) instead of Bayer (aspirin). Embarassed



  • Since red wine doesn't elevate the body's uric acid level, it doesn't cause gout attacks.
  • In fact, red wine may even lower uric acid levels!
  • And certainly red wine is just as effective as beer in helping you to unwind.



Beans including Soy: High in protein are tofu, soy milk, beans, soy beans, and split peas. Red Wine So all you have to do is substitute these high-protein foods for the meats and seafood that you usually eat. "But what about beer? Is there a substitute for that? I need to have a beer to unwind after work," you say. Once again, you are in luck.

Uric Acid Level

You say, "Okay, my kidneys aren't working properly. So what can I do to cure my gout?" The answer is you can do a lot. First of all, certain foods and beverages heighten the body's uric acid level, and certain foods and beverages don't. So if you avoid the foods and beverages that heighten your uric acid level, and partake in the foods and beverages that don't, you will never get a gout attack - thus curing your gout condition!

The following foods contain peanuts, and can be served without meats and seafood: peanut candy, salted nuts, peanut butter, peanut butter sandwiches, vegetable salads mixed with peanut sauce, peanut-based dipping sauce, peanut butter crackers, mandelonas (peanuts soaked in almond flavoring), some health food bars, some breakfast cereals, peanut butter cookies, celery sticks filled with peanut butter, honey peanut steamed tea bread, cherry peanut granola, peanut squares, peanut butter crisps, trail mixes, some spaghetti sauces, boiled peanuts, peanut butter spread on toast, gorp (good old raisins and peanuts), Cajun flavored peanuts, peanut soup, peanut rolls, peanut muffins, peanut cake, peanut pudding, baked peanuts with rice, and peanut stuffing. We were rather indecisive on where to stop in our writings of Gout Prevention. We just went on writing and writing to give a long article.

The following foods contain cheese, and can be served without meats and seafood: pizza, cheese ravioli, baked ziti, mozzarella sticks, eggplant Parmesan, cheese omelette, lasagna, muffin egg and cheese sandwich, macaroni and cheese, baked potato with cheddar cheese sauce, stuffed shells Italiano, cheese manicotti in marinara sauce, salad with blue cheese dressing, cheesecake, broccoli cheese soup, asparagus with Parmesan cheese, smoked mozzarella fonduta, fettuccine alfredo, penne with goat cheese, and ricotta gnocchi. Surprised.

High-Protein Foods

Avoiding meats and seafood puts you in a dilemma. You avoid these foods to avoid gout attacks, but your body cannot function properly without protein - meats and seafood are common sources of protein! What do you do?

Luckily, there are high-protein foods that don't cause gout attacks. They are listed below categorically. Eggs and Dairy Products: High in protein are milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, and eggs. The value of this composition is achieved if after reading it, your knowledge on Allopurinol is greatly influenced. This is how we find out that the meaning of Allopurinol has really entered you!



  • What are the foods and beverages that heighten the body's uric acid level, causing a gout attack?
  • Meats and seafood promote gout attacks.
  • Do you like beef, pork, lamb, liver, bacon, fish, lobster, mussels, scallops, or shrimp?
  • Sorry, you have to pass on these.
  • To a lesser degree, chicken, turkey, and duck promote gout attacks.
  • Do you like beer?
  • Well you don't anymore, because beer promotes gout attacks.
  • The initial stages of this article on Reduce Uric Acid proved to be difficult.
  • However, with hard work and perseverance, we have succeeded in providing an interesting and informative article for you to read.



High-Dose Vitamin C

Not only may red wine reduce uric acid levels, vitamin C may also do likewise. High-dose vitamin C reduces uric acid levels in most gout sufferers. However, for some gout sufferers, high-dose vitamin C worsens their condition.

Warnings, Interactions, and Side Effect

Gout attacks can be cured by following the dietary changes suggested here. However, please keep in mind that it is easier to prevent gout attacks than intervene in the middle of gout attacks. So it is best to use the suggested dietary changes proactively rather than reactively. Smile

Protein Substitution Practical?

Some of you may be saying right about now, "Okay, this all makes sense, but it's impractical. This protein substitution lacks variety; there's no way I can follow it." Lack of variety? Let's see. I'll attempt to brainstorm a variety of gout-safe high-protein foods.

The following foods contain tofu, and can be served without meats and seafood: tofu with vegetable medley, tofu muffins, tofu and cheese omelet, sauteed tofu steak, tofu caramel custard, tofu anmitsu (traditional fruit salad), broiled tofu steak, tomato and olive tofu spread, braised cubed tofu steak with eggplant and zucchini, tofu steak with teriyaki butter sauce, tofu steak sandwich, tofu steak with salsa sauce, tofu steak nuggets, tofu steak fajita, tofu steak with Asian mushroom sauce, tofu and egg burger, tofu and vegetable burger, tofu burger, tofu quesadilla, oriental tofu salad, split pea soup with tofu, creamy oriental tofu dressing, tofu broccoli lasagna, grilled tofu and cheese, tofu spaghetti sauce, Spanish rice with tofu, tofu and vegetable stir-fry, zesty Italian pasta and tofu, spicy tofu chili, spicy tofu burritos, Tex-Mex tofu lasagna, pita stuffed tofu salad, tofu custard filled cake, pineapple tofu pie, and tofu custard with sesame flavor. You may be inquisitive as to where we got the matter for writing this article on Uric Acid Levels. Of course through our general knowledge, and the Internet!

Attempting brevity, I only brainstormed gout-safe high-protein foods containing cheese, buckwheat, peanuts, and tofu. If I were to include gout-safe high-protein foods containing milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, amaranth grain, quinoa, almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, soy milk, beans, soy beans, and split peas, I would end up writing a novel. Though I only focused on foods containing cheese, buckwheat, peanuts, and tofu, you can see that there is plenty of variety.



  • People prone to gout tend to have high uric acid levels in their blood.
  • The high uric acid levels may be caused by the kidneys' failure to adequately remove uric acid from the blood.



The following foods contain buckwheat, and can be served without meats and seafood: buckwheat pancakes, buckwheat breads, buckwheat muffins, buckwheat crackers, buckwheat bagels, buckwheat cookies, buckwheat tortillas, some breakfast cereals, buckwheat grits, kasha, buckwheat porridge, buckwheat salad with mushrooms and parsley oil, kasha varnishkes, buckwheat noodles, Japanese soba noodles, California buckwheat chapati, kasha knishes, and some blini.



  • Some foods suggested here can dangerously interact with some prescription drugs or medical conditions.
  • For example, eating cheese while taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can kill you.
  • Also, drinking red wine while having liver cirrhosis can worsen your condition.
  • So to be on the safe side, you should get the approval of your physician and pharmacist before following the suggested dietary changes. Shocked



Dose of 500 mg per day significantly reduces uric acid levels in most gout sufferers. But before you begin a vitamin C regimen, you should get your physician's approval; because high-dose vitamin C might possibly eliminate uric acid from your body too quickly, causing kidney stones.

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