Gout question: nutrition related condition
After very little research I found you are to avoid a diet including "rich" foods. Do the fattier foods and red meats included in the primal blueprint make gout worse or does this great way of eating help reduce symptoms? Does anyone know?
I need to do more homework but I am hoping someone can relate. My husband was just told he has it.
I heard Robb Wolf, who wrote "The Paleo Solution", talk about gout in his podcast (can give you more info if you need it). He mentioned drinking alcohol could contribute I think (personally also have heard of fructose contributing to problem, but I don't even really understand what gout is). I think most of his info came from Cordain's newsletter about gout that can be found here: http://www.thepaleodiet.com/newslett...DN_Vol2No4.pdf
A thread on this forum discussing gout can be found here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...highlight=gout
Anyhow, some info to get you started on more in-depth research!
I got gout starting my senior year in college. I got a bad flare up every 4-6 weeks in my left big toe, and was basically on one foot for 3-4 days. I spoke to a friends mother who was a nutritionist and she said it was probably because 99% of my liquid intake was alcohol or diet soda. I took 2 months with zero alcohol, but didn't quit the soda. It helped, but I still got flare ups every 2-3 months.
Since going primal about a year ago I've had one minor flare up that lasted less than 2 days, and that was early on when I still would indulge in diet soda. Since quitting soda and staying primal I've been gout free for at least 6 months.
Thank you Shrona, That newsletter article was perfect! It was full of information I need.
I was looking for a "testimonial" too. This should help my husband try the diet/way of eating!
Originally Posted by dburns88
This is a summary of 'Good Calories, Bad Calories'. In short, avoid sugar. Not sure if that cures gout, though.
Thank you too cavemanj, the links are more great info for me. Thanks again, dburns88
with gout, you re either an over-producer or under-excreter of uric acid. you have to take a 24hour urine test to see which you are.
i am an over-producer and see one of the top gout specialists in the world. he said, and i've found this to be true, for me diet is inconsequential. i ended up with flareups in my knees. working in the er, this isn't a thing i could have happen with any great frequency. i went on allopurinol and have since been flareup free. when i did have a flareup, prednisone or methylprednisone worked like a charm.
i know many people on here think pharm is the devil, but it works for me so i use it. i just know i hate getting 18g needles shoved in my knees.
Thank you b4ds33d, I really appreciate your info. I am open to all advise and I am glad you found a fix!! dburns88