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DASH Diet and Gout

Gout and the DASH Diet

Is The DASH Diet Really Good For Gout? There was breaking news in the gout world these past few weeks regarding a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology conducted by the American College of Rheumatology. Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his colleagues studied 103 adults with pre…

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Papaya and Gout

Gout and Papaya

Papaya in a Gout Diet Papaya! Yes that green egg shaped exotic fruit that you see at the market, is actually one of my favorite. And for good reason! Papaya is very good for us gout sufferers since it contains “papain” a proteolytic enzyme which is a natural anti-inflammatory, helping keep the body in an…

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Top Gout Natural Home Remedies

Gout and Natural Home Remedies

Top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Gout Gout is a type of arthritis that can affect different body parts like the ankles, knees, hands, wrists but mainly affects the big toe. Symptoms include acute pain, inflammation in the joints causing swelling and tenderness. Many gout sufferers have experimented with natural home remedies. What is a…

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Glucosamine and Gout

Gout and Glucosamine

Can Glucosamine Help Treat Gout? Many readers ask me about buying Glucosamine supplement for their gout and if they relieve the pain and inflammation of gout. Others want to know if glucosamine can help heal from the damage caused to their joints from the many years of gout attacks. So we shall address this subject…

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Gout Medications

Gout Medications

A Comprehensive Look at Gout Medications If you suffer from gout then there are two ways your doctor can treat your gout with medication. First there the preventive gout medication, those that you take daily to keep uric acid levels normal and medication that help you during gout attacks, when you are most in pain,…

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Gout during Pregnancy

Gout and Pregnancy

Can being pregnant cause a woman gout? Pregnancy is a stage in a woman’s life where she experiences many changes with her body and causes many pregnancy symptoms like mood swings, water retention, allergic reactions, nausea and breast tenderness. Did you know that pregnant women can also develop gout during pregnancy? Gout during pregnancy is…

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Gout and Food Addiction

Gout and Food Addiction

Are you addicted to foods that are harmful? Food addiction is very powerful and food addiction is what caused your gout in the first place. Despite your best intentions, you probably find yourself eating large amounts of unhealthy foods despite the fact that you know it causes you harm. How come? Well it all has…

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Gout and Dietary Supplements

Gout and Dietary Supplements

Where Do Supplements Fit In, In a Gout Diet? Dietary Supplements are defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 11994 as “a product taken by mouth that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to supplement the diet. Dietary ingredients can consist of the following substances:…

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Gout and Apples

Gout and Apples

Apples in a Gout Diet As far back as the Garden of Eden, apples have been considered the quintessential “perfect” food and for good reason. Apples are one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world. As the old saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Truth is it really…

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Seventh Day Adventists Diet and Gout

Gout and the Seventh Day Adventist Diet

Why do Seventh Day Adventists live longer and suffer less disease? I recently watched a thought provoking documentary on PBS which supports my dietary philosophy of eating mostly a vegetarian diet. The documentary is called In Defense of Food which you can watch here. NYTimes best-selling author Michael Pollan tries to answer the question: What…

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