Gout and Organ Meats

Gout and Organ Meats

Why organ meats not only cause gout This week I’ll tackle a subject of organ meats that causes much confusion but if you use common sense, you’ll logically agree with my brief thesis. Consuming organ meats is very popular around the world but more popular outside of the United States mainly in Asia. Organ meats can…

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Women and Gout

Gout and Women

Is Gout more common in men or women? Although gout is widely considered a male disease, gout in women is not that uncommon. A 2008 US health survey found that 4% of women in their 60s and 6% of women in their 80s had gout. Among gout patients under the age of 65 there are…

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Salt and Gout

Gout and Salt

Too much salt should be avoided in a gout diet Although little research has been done on the subject of salt and/or sodium in regards to gout, it is important to discuss this popular ingredient that is in almost all of our foods. What sodium does in the body is it binds water and maintains…

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Bananas and Gout

Gout and Bananas

A banana a day keeps the gout away! Bananas originated in Southeast Asia particularly in Malaysia around 4000 years ago then spreading to the Philippines and India. Today the Americas are the largest producers of bananas being brought over here by Portuguese explorers mainly grown in Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Bananas are a unique…

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