“which ones, how much, and when”.
Most information about gout foods is all about trying to lower uric acid by avoiding certain foods like shellfish, sweetbreads (lol!), beer and asparagus. This isn’t a bad idea but it’s only one small part of the bigger picture.
Does Your Doctor Know Best? (when it comes to gout foods?)
Definitely follow your doctor’s orders but something you might try “in addition” to what your eating (and the meds they have you on?), start putting more attention on the amount that you eat and how much time goes by between feedings.
There is a size-able list of gout medications for gout symptoms and we will get to that later. But instead of making more money for the pharmaceutical companies, let’s figure out how to solve that gout problem at a deeper level . . . naturally.
It’s almost the same thing that happens to diabetics. Your body needs to maintain it’s pH chemistry to work properly. It also needs to be mentioned that it’s not only foods but fluids as well. Do you drink a healthy amount of good, clean water on a consistent basis?
We could wander down the same road as all the other websites on gout you’ve been to and talk all about all the foods you should eat and all the one’s you shouldn’t. But we’re NOT going to do that!
There’s plenty of good info about the different food groups to pay attention to on the antioxidants page and some specifics about which gout foods to key into on the page on inflammation.
Beyond that, there are many sources of info on how to eat healthy but a particularly good one is www.Natural-Health-Guide.com. Laurel does a fantastic job of making sense of how to make eating what’s good for you a special experience for your taste buds by following healthy eating guidelines.
Be sure to take in her page on Portion Distortion, it helps to bring home a critical point about how the right amounts of the right foods will help you to stay gout-free.
In this exploration of gout foods, we start to move in the direction of “lifestyle”, but there is another page on that.
You may have to muster up more discipline to eat the same amount (of good food) and at about the same time of day.
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I followed the four hour recipe to help the pain. It worked but took a lot longer and I ended up doing the bs and acv for two day.
Since then, it has all disappeared. I had never heard of gout in the elbow. That was my second bout of gout. In the big toe and the elbow.
Horrible. I do want to get rid of it completely. I believe that exercise and diet are probably the key factors. I can’t buy it yet, but I do want to.
Thank you Bert for helping me get rid of the pain, I did not want to take any pills again.
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Let’s Keep It Simple
Breakfast: Is it bacon, eggs and hash-browns for you? Great. What time? 7:30? Perfect. Just try to make it the same “volume” of foods no matter how it varies and at about the “same time” every morning.
It could be fruit and yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal or cereal . . . just the same amount every morning . . . at about the same time.
What not to do: is eat a big breakfast one morning, starve yourself until 2:00pm, throw down some quick junk food, then gorge yourself on the combination plate at Fiesta Mexicana with a margarita and a couple of beers.
OR . . .
. . . no breakfast, huge lunch, late dinner.
OR . . .
. . . nothing all day, HUGE dinner.
OR . . . I think you get the picture . . .
Follow the same guidelines for lunch and dinner: relatively the same amount at relatively the same time.
Don’t starve yourself and don’t get dehydrated.
EAT REAL FOOD!
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