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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Whey protein and Gout

Gout and Whey Protein

Can Whey Protein Supplements cause Gout? I often get the question asked, usually from weightlifters or bodybuilders, about whey protein or protein shakes being good for gout. In this post we will take a closer look at whey protein and gout. Whey protein is basically milk made of two proteins called casein and whey. Whey…

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Pork in a Gout Diet

Gout and Pork

Does Pork Belong in a Gout Diet? In this post will go into greater detail on the subject of eating pork and if it should be part of a gout diet. The truth is no matter how you think about it, pigs are a dirty animal. This has nothing to do with anybody’s spiritual beliefs…

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Gout and Atkins Diet

Gout and the Atkins Diet

Is the Atkins diet good for gout patients? Another popular fad diet that you may have heard of is the famous Atkins diet developed by Robert Atkins M.D. and one time or another you may have had a friend or family member tell you that they were on the diet and losing the pounds. Many…

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Gout and Paleo Diet

Gout and Paleo Diet

Is a Paleo diet good for your gout? There are many websites on gout that claim that a Paleo diet or Paleolithic is a good and healthy diet that can help beat your gout, some even claim that a Paleo diet can even cure it! A Paleo diet consists of what cavemen ate 10,000 years…

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MSG and Gout

Gout and MSG

The dangerous chemical that can wreak havoc to your health and your gout MSG or monosodium glutamate is a popular flavor enhancer and if you have eaten in a Chinese buffet, you know how much MSG is added and how bloated you feel once you get out of there. But MSG is not only found…

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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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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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Gout and Seafood

Gout and Seafood

Is seafood safe to eat if you have gout? In this post we will closely examine if seafood like lobster, shrimp, crab, clams, oysters, mussels, scallops are a healthy choice for a gout diet. As always, let’s talk a little history beforehand. In the 1800s lobster was known as poor man’s food and during that…

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Sugar and gout

Sugar, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Gout

Sugar: The big controversy that everybody is talking about Sugar! What are brains do for this stuff, we go coo-coo over sugar, it is just as addictive as cocaine and we consume so much of it every year in North America that we are slowly destroying our health. The single largest source of calories for…

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