Dairy and Gout

How Dairy Products Like Milk, Cheese and Yogurt Can Help With Your Gout

Gout and Dairy

Researchers have known for years that dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt help increase the excretion of uric acid in the body. There is a substance in milk called orotic that helps uric acid to be removed by the kidneys. In addition, it has also been suggested that dairy products do protect against gout development due to something called the “uricosuric effect” of the milk proteins casein and lactalbumin. That’s why milk products have been recognized lately by the medical community as an important dietary factor in decreasing the risk of gout development. For existing gout sufferers it is also recommended to consume dairy products to manage this condition.

The Evidence That Dairy Lowers Gout Risk

There is plenty of evidence to prove this. In a 2011 study that examined the evidence on the effects of dairy products on hyperuricemia and gout observing the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) and the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), the researchers found that in both studies the decreased risk of gout development was primarily linked with low-fat dairy products! On the contrary, high-fat dairy products were not linked with the risk of gout. The data also suggested that dairy products have a protective effect against gout especially low-fat dairy products.

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On a follow up study in 2012 the researchers conducted a 3 month study with 120 gout patients who suffered from reoccurring gout flares. The gout patients were separated in 3 different groups. The first group was given lactose powder, the second group was given skim milk powder and the third group was given skim milk powder enriched with glycomacropeptide and G600 milk fat extract. What was observed was in all three groups there was a decrease in the frequency of gout flares but a significant decrease was noted more in group 3 over all other groups, the group that received the enriched skim milk powder! The third group noticed bigger improvements pain-wise as well and joint stiffness! Cow’s milk has been found to be an acute urate-lowering effect since it’s low in purines and it can it can reduce the activity of xanthine oxidase, the enzyme involved in the production of uric acid. Furthermore, cow’s milk has anti-inflammatory properties that can help you during a gout attack.

A 2004 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine also concluded that dairy increases the excretion of uric acid and decreases the development of gout. Foods included milk, cheeses and yogurt. A 1991 study which studied milk and soy consumption also found that uric acid levels decreased as quickly as after 3 hours of consuming milk! Ain’t that something? Unfortunately, for soy milk lovers, it did not have the same effect and soy actually increases uric acid levels but only slightly.

Finally, drinking 4 cups of milk a day can decrease gout risk by up to 40%! Try and drink one glass of milk daily. In a study of about 15,000 Americans who drank a glass of milk daily for a minimum of 6 years had a significant improvement of their uric acid level of about 25 mg/dl lower on average! In the same study, folks who ate all kinds of cheese also experienced lower uric acid levels. Also note yogurts with live cultures in them like probiotics are also good for your gut bacteria where up to 1/3 of uric acid is dissolved. Whatever the case, rest assured that dairy products should be part of a gout diet.

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  • Jan clink

    Reply Reply July 26, 2019

    Had my first gout attack and read a lot of confusing information. Some say no chicken while others say lean chicken breast is ok. What is correct? Also tuna is the same situation. Is tune ok and if so, is tuna in water better than tuna in oil? Lastly, is 1 or 2 slices of bacon once a week doable? I know to avoid pork but…I love bacon…please answer in an email to me. Thanks.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply July 30, 2019

      Hi Jan!

      You can eat 10% of your daily calories as lean protein meat, best is lean chicken breast, turkey, fresh fish. Avoid pork/bacon if you can, see my article on gout and pork to learn more.If tuna is in olive oil that is fine.

  • Mar

    Reply Reply June 19, 2019

    How long it will take to get rid of the crystals from uric acid following a healthy diet without medications?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply June 19, 2019

      Everybody is different, best to monitor uric acid with your doctor via frequent blood tests so you can see what results you are getting from your gout diet.

  • Peter

    Reply Reply June 9, 2019


    Any comment on feta cheese? I eat it almost every day and have done so since I can remember. Mostly cow, but sometimes I get the sheep one as it tastes a bit different, but reading all this, I wanted to ask about feta cheese in particular as I can’t seem to be able to stay away from this stuff… many thanks

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply June 10, 2019

      Ah Peter, I prefer the goat Feta cheese. You are allowed 10% of your daily calories to be fat as in milk, cheese, greek yogurt, butter, eggs etc…So that’s about 200 calories for most of us. Try and not go over that limit cause too much fat in your diet can cause a gout flare up. So if you have a big piece of feta, make sure not to have anything else for the day.

    • Rukayya Ahmed

      Reply Reply August 21, 2019

      I am experiencing some gout symptoms. So I want to know if taking tea with a very little amount of vinegar, cinnamon, tumeric, clove, black pepper, ginger and honey to test is not harmful for me. Thank you!

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Reply Reply August 22, 2019

        Those are all fantastic ingredients and will help your gout! Enjoy your tea concoction!

  • Debbie

    Reply Reply April 9, 2019

    I’m confused if cheese and cherries are ok?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply April 9, 2019

      Cherries are fine. Cheese is considered as fat. You should limit your fat intake to about 10% of your daily calories. So if you eat an average of 2000 calories a day, don’t eat more than 200 calories as fat consisting of milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, butter etc…since too much fat intake can increase uric acid levels.

  • Denise

    Reply Reply January 25, 2019

    Hello, what is the verdict on natural peanut butter? Yes or no when ending gout attack. thanks

  • Dennis

    Reply Reply January 3, 2019

    I been taking allopurinol for the past 6 months but the glout still flares up despite the declining uric acid levels from the blood test. Any explanations?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply January 4, 2019

      Hi Dennis!

      It’s common while jumping on allopurinol to get flare ups from time to time. As the allopurinol eliminates uric acid crystals, this process can cause flare ups. Hang in there!

  • Trisha

    Reply Reply October 19, 2018

    My son just found out he has gout. He has to drink the lactose milk. Is this ok?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply October 22, 2018

      Hi Trisha!

      Yeah lactose milk is fine, again stick with the 10% fat rule in a gout diet of eating not more then 10% of your daily calories as fat such as milk, cheeses, yogurt, eggs, butter etc…so about 200 calories a day can be those types of foods.

  • DeeAnn

    Reply Reply October 9, 2018

    I’ve had 2 bouts with Gout, exactly 1 year apart, in the Summer. My diet is the same all year long. Why the attacks just in Summer? My big toe & entire foot was swollen & the pain was unbearable. I could not walk for 2 months. In both instances, the pain & swelling started on the arch of my foot, not my big toe, from tight shoelaces pressing on a vein. Can you explain any of this? Thanks

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply October 10, 2018

      Hi DeeAnn!

      One possible reason you got the gout attacks in the summer is probably dehydration. During summer make sure to drink plenty of water every day cause dehydration is a popular gout trigger.

  • Muneeb khan

    Reply Reply October 7, 2018

    Hi Spiro!

    Near to my experience uric acid increase in summer and decrease in winter… And I do gym that keep me healthy and fit. After doing exercise I can eat more protein but all types of dry fruits peanuts almonds must be very harmful for gout patients… In early stage gout patients go to gym exercises and you can live normal kings life.. God give you all good health..

  • Ghulam Muhammad

    Reply Reply July 7, 2018

    It’s a fine informative site.
    Can a patient of uric acid use dairy product like yogurt?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply July 8, 2018

      Yes preferably low fat greek yogurt with bacterial culture in it. It’s absolutely fine.

      • Richard Rohrich

        Reply Reply July 29, 2018

        Why low-fat yogurt as opposed to fully fatted stuff?

        • Spiro Koulouris

          Reply Reply July 29, 2018

          Either or is fine, preferably low fat to make sure that most people don’t surpass 10% of their daily calories as fat. But if you prefer the high fat dairy that is fine but remember you must eat less of it.

          • Mal

            November 4, 2018

            https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa035700 says it should be low fat to lower uric acid, and the more the bettter (up to two or more 240ml glasses of skimmed milk a day.) All dairy is fine,as you say, but surely we should be thinking skimmed or low fat? Don’t we want a lower risk of gout?

            P.S What exactly is low fat? I’ll be drinking half a litre of skimmed a day from now on, plus 0% or low fat greek yoghurt when I fancy it – which will be often as it’s really nice and all meat & fish seem to be no-no… except poultry.

  • fred obro

    Reply Reply May 13, 2018

    Are goji berries good for gout?

  • Brenda

    Reply Reply April 7, 2018

    I have a heating pad with vibrator It helps me so much when it hurt with my toe ! I just put my feet on pad I love Vicks it helps too! Gout is so hurtfulI. It’s is a curse ! Praying helps God really can help ! I had it for years didn’t know at first what it was at first but I had kidney stones knee hurt almost all summer ! It’s bad stuff a nightmare I cried with it have you god boss us all with gout.

  • Sabir Ejaz

    Reply Reply February 23, 2018

    I was reading above advices and comments by the Spiro and gout sufferers and found good konwledge about the gout pain and what to eat and what to avoid during gout pain.

  • Dan

    Reply Reply January 13, 2018

    Spiro. Many thanks. I come from a family of gout sufferers and have found (at age 50) my gout attacks going from once or twice a year to 6/7 times a year. Perhaps there’s an age issue as my diet hasn’t changed. My tolerance to alcohol however decreases year over year. Having been prescribed allopurinol this week I’m determined to try everything, radically change my diet and lifestyle and learn from others. Your site is well informed, considered and articulate. Many thanks!

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply January 13, 2018

      Thanks Dan!

      It’s not easy, discipline in your diet is key! Keep at it!

    • Evan

      Reply Reply April 19, 2018

      I am in the same boat, rough waters ahead me thinks!

    • Childerico Fernandes

      Reply Reply July 24, 2018

      I feel the same, buddy…Last night I had the worst flare ever…I growled in pain…ended up in ER…the severe pain subsided but today it still hurts…been watching videos on how to stop this hell and stumble upon your comment…I’d like to tell you I really sympathize with how you feel…I gotta change my diet and lose weight now!

  • Roy Walker

    Reply Reply December 24, 2017

    There is no reason to have low fat dairy products, you are better off having low sugar versions of dairy products. Low fat is the outdated proven wrong fear of fat especially saturated fats in foods.

  • Ralf

    Reply Reply November 15, 2017

    Hi Spiro, great information here but could you clarify something for me. Is low fat dairy better than normal dairy in reducing uric acid levels or is it that in general low fat is better healthwise? Also, as I live in Mexico, I can get organic lactose free milk but is that also good at reducing uric acid levels? Many thanks, Ralf

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply November 15, 2017

      Hi Ralf!

      Fat is fat so it’s all about how many calories you consume of fat daily. My recommended amount is 10% of your daily calories should be fat. So about 200 calories you can have eating yogurt, eggs, drinking milk etc… So if you eat low fat dairy you’ll naturally eat less calories so gives you more room to enjoy some more dairy. If you eat 10% fat greek yogurt, after you are done, you’re pretty much done for the day. No more fat after that. Hope this makes sense. As for lactose, there are no studies that show that it actually helps gout sufferers by reducing uric acid but choosing organic is always a better option for your overall health not only your gout.

  • dumpelkin

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Spyros, Although you focus on gout, you may be interested in wider ramifications of low-fat dairy. Some day you or a friend may be facing Parkinson’s disease. I just posted this elsewhere: “On June 17, 2017, ‘hopeful88’ on the Parkinsons Community at HealthUnlocked.com proposed an intriguing explanation of this.

    He (she?) pointed out the well-established facts that:a) uric acid is protective against Parkinsons (PD), and b) low-fat dairy, unlike full-fat ones, lowers uric acid levels.

    Hence, he says by eating low-fat dairy, you are lowering your uric acid levels, and thereby losing its protective effect against Parkinson’s. He also posits that the well-known benefit of exercise for PD may be partly due to its raising of uric acid in the body. I hope PD researchers are aware of this possible ‘uric-acid connection’ and will investigate it.”

    • Mark

      Reply Reply February 17, 2018

      It all comes down to levels of uric acid in the blood. You can have too little or too much. When levels are below 4 mg/dl, your risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s does increase. When it goes above 6 mg/dl, that is a potential indicator that your body reserves of essential minerals is being depleted leading to state of acidosis. Using tri-salts and potassium citrate in reasonable quantities (be careful, you can overdose) can help along with a good diet to replace minerals and increase your urine pH. When my urine pH was tested last year, it was down at 5, indicating that my kidneys were not functioning properly in removing uric acid from my body. As a result, my uric acid levels slowly built up until I had my first gout attack. Ideally, the urine pH should be between 6 and 7. It is easy to check with pH testing strips or rolls. Use a proper alkalizing diet and the supplements above to adjust the pH into this range. Be careful about going above a pH of 7 as that can increase the chances of urinary tract infections. Once the body’s mineral reserves have been replenished, the supplements should no longer be needed to keep the urine pH in this range as long as you eat a healthy diet with the appropriate essential mineral contents.

  • peters tonui

    Reply Reply September 13, 2017

    Hey very informative. Was wondering if you have ever heard of jun kombucha. Is it bad to drink it while you have a gout ?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 13, 2017


      Yes I drink from time to time, this probiotic beverage is packed with bacteria, yeasts, and organic acids; much like its sister beverage kombucha tea.


  • Rob

    Reply Reply June 17, 2017

    Hi there,

    I’m going through my first gout flared up/attack and have been trawling everywhere for points of view. I must say you do make some very good points and put them across very well indeed!
    I’ve changed my diet massively and it will remain so but one of the things I really really miss is cheese as I’m a big cheese lover. After reading your stuff I feel there is hope for my cheese addiction in the future, all be it in a hugely reduced state!

    Thankyou very much!
    Best regards

  • Steve Johnson

    Reply Reply May 9, 2017


    I’ve had several attacks this year around my big toe..I’ve been told to try roasted almond milk..have you heard about that one before as I’m willing to try anything now?

    Many thanks…Steve

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply May 9, 2017

      Hi Steve!

      Never heard anything about that, it’s actually the first time I hear about it. If you try it, let me know what results you get.

  • Abdullahi

    Reply Reply March 25, 2017

    Should one with gout stop taking soy products?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply March 27, 2017

      Soy is a bean so yes it is good for you! Good source of protein especially when you want to avoid meat.

  • JUN

    Reply Reply March 18, 2017

    Hi! Spiro,
    Is It Ok To Take Uloric During Gout Attack
    And Same Time with Colchicine

    ” THANKS!!!”

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply March 20, 2017

      Best you seek your doctor’s advice cause everybody’s health situation is different but Uloric which is febuxostat can be taken together.

    • Prasad Bellan

      Reply Reply October 19, 2017

      No, soya drink triggered the gout and I suffered for days! Again it may be different things work for different people.

    • Stef

      Reply Reply November 15, 2017

      I can tell you that you are not suppose to take Uloric or Allopurinol when you’re having an attack. Talk to your Doctor about getting Probenecid when you have an attack. It’s a dual drug in one to help clear you out and then once you feel better go back to taking the other regularly.

  • Panikos

    Reply Reply March 6, 2017

    Thank you Spyros for the extensive and valuable information you provide on Gout!

    My 82 year old father has periodically suffered from gout attacks for several years. However, recently the attacks are more severe and frequent.

    It could be due to reduction of his physical activity.

    What do you suggest for immediate relief until the change of his eating habits have a positive impact.

    Your timely follow up will be most appreciated!

    Thank you!

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply March 6, 2017

      Hi Panikos!

      Do continue to be mobile. The more you are mobile the better you manage your gout. Rheumatologists will always tell their patients suffering from any type of arthritis to move as much as possible. For immediate relief, I mean there is always ibuprofen or any topical cream or balm for pain can be applied to lessen it. Soaking foot in hot water with Epsom salt is a favorite for gout patients. Good luck!

  • Graham Feeney

    Reply Reply October 28, 2016

    Hi Spiro. Could you tell me your views on the butter vs margarine argument. I have not eaten margarine for quite a while as it is made primarily from chemicals. I read where Unilever has decided to stop using margarine in its products. What are your views? Thanks.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply October 28, 2016

      Hi Graham!

      Butter has been around for thousands of years and is natural. Margarine is highly processed and man-made, has been around only a few decades. What would you choose? The primary ingredient in margarine is vegetable oil along with emulsifiers, colorants and various artificial ingredients. I’d rather eat what comes out of the cow and so should you.

  • Wayne H Morgan

    Reply Reply September 25, 2016

    The only thing I wonder about consuming too much dairy is developing psuedo-gout. There have been times where I thought I had this but do not have the medical insurance to get it checked out.

  • Grojr

    Reply Reply September 21, 2016

    Does drinking kefir milk or water have any affect on gout?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 21, 2016

      None whatsoever!

      • Lawrence B. Karp

        Reply Reply October 31, 2016

        This response (milk or water makes no difference) by Spiro seems to be a mistake. Medical advice that I have seen is that milk is good for combating gout by reducing the activity of xanthine oxidase, the enzyme involved in the production of uric acid, and drinking water, recommended half a persons pound weight in terms of ounces of water, assists in expelling uric acid by urination.

  • marton heart

    Reply Reply August 4, 2016

    Classic test: ate cheese sticks one night while a gout flare was happening – the flare was worse the next morning. Bagged cheese for the next 2 days – flare got better. Ate cheese the 3rd night and woke up with a worse gout flare. I had given up beer/sodas for over a month; avoided fish and other high purine foods. Is this enough empirical evidence, or does this need to happen to 30,000 people through a documented study, with at least eight control groups before you believe that, for me, cheese has proven to worsen my gout?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply August 6, 2016

      Hi Marton!

      Remember cheese is in the fat category and in a gout diet you shouldn’t be eating more then 10% of your daily calories as fat, besides cheese sticks is usually a low quality dairy product and there could be other ingredients added in there that may have caused your flare-ups. Studies have shown that dairy will not directly cause a gout attack or flares but nobody said there can’t be an exception to every rule ; )

  • Dee T.

    Reply Reply July 11, 2016

    Husband major gout suffered horribly. I used cherries, papaya, cantalope , He is stage 2 kidney disease so drugs weren’t an option for him and I couldn’t afford all the pills and juices between $30.00 and $50.00 per bottle for thirty day supply so I did it through prayer. Yes God lead me to these fruits and we stopped eating red meat, chicken, fish especially haddock, pork. We eat broccoli ,mushrooms , onions ,fresh garlic ,eggplant parm over spaghetti, no fried foods. Everything grilled, baked or broiled. I use lemons and limes, add herbs, basil ,parsley , oregano , turmeric ,fresh garlic and a few more to it and use it in salads, over cooked veggies. It’s amazing what it has done for his gout. It’s almost all gone. We will continue to follow this way of eating .It’s nutritious , low fat and full or vitamins and good things. We also occasionally eat low fat yogurt , low fat ice cream but not the ones with any artificial sweetners in them. Walmart has a low fat one that is really good tasting. We feel so much better .It’s like a complete detox . He is now able to walk on his foot and is almost pain free. Knowledge of food and preparation is key in removing gout from your body naturally. You don’t need pills and nsaids to do it.I knew I had to share this when I read all that I did. This change took place in a matter of five days from the initial gout attack which at this time was pretty severe. But is almost gone. This really does work and if you suffer like my husband did I hope you try it. Best to you!

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply July 12, 2016

      Thank you Dee!

      Glad to see my readers taking action and seeing results with their own eyes.

      • Auggiedoggy

        Reply Reply September 21, 2016

        What are your thoughts on Black Cherry extract? Thank you!

        • Spiro Koulouris

          Reply Reply September 21, 2016

          All gout sufferers should be taking it on a daily basis. It supplements your gout diet and keeps uric acid levels healthy. What else can I say? The evidence is clear on tart cherries for gout.

          • Nick Pardo

            September 23, 2016

            How many times a day can I have the tart cherry juice? I’ll drink it all day if it’ll help. I’m afraid to get too much though where it may have a negative effect for some reason.

          • Spiro Koulouris

            September 24, 2016

            Hi Nick!

            Too much tart cherry juice also means taking in lots of sugar but there are some brands out there that are extremely low in sugar if you can find them. My local grocery store imports one from the middle east that has no sugar but it’s obviously more bitter. You can also find frozen cherries year round at Walmart or Costco if you prefer eating the actual fruit. Best solution is to take a tart cherry extract and skip the sugar.

      • Fern Calamar

        Reply Reply January 11, 2019

        Mushrooms are a no no for gout.

    • Mal

      Reply Reply November 4, 2018

      NSAIDs do not remove gout, or pretend to, they remove the pain. I’m sorry to hear your husband can’t take drugs, but please don’t discourage others from seeking relief from pain. They allowed me to walk again in a few hours – a miracle of science! That said, your diet looks very good for actually reducing gout long term.

  • Tamara Anne

    Reply Reply June 16, 2016

    Hi Spiro
    I cannot tolerate Yogurt, lactose free milk either. I notice old cheddar cheese seems ok. What about cottage cheese, is that lower in fat? Are there any cheese or cheese products that you have listed that are better than others that you are aware of? Thank you for your work on this site.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply June 17, 2016

      Hi Tamara!

      Keep any dairy product as 10% of your daily calories, so about 200 calories should be devoted to fat like dairy products, eggs, butter etc…Remember that dairy comes from animal, so it does take more work for your body to process fat compared to complex carbohydrates like vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grain breads, pastas and rice for example. I don’t have any recommendations for cheese products since there are so many in the market.

  • Jim Ventura

    Reply Reply June 8, 2016

    What is not discussed here is those of us that are lactose intolerant. If I were doing studies I would want to know if there was some kind of link between lactase and uricase – and if lactose intolerant people are “gout-prone” – additionally, I am personally curious if… as you say, lactose is good for gout, then I wonder if taking Lactaid before dairy would be bad for persons with high uric acid. I’m personally starting to note a connection of some gout flare ups and my use of that product. Please leave comments in my email as I doubt I’ll ever find this thread again.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply June 10, 2016

      Hi Jim!

      There seems to be no evidence that lactose intolerance causes gout. If you are lactose intolerant it just means that you can’t metabolise or digest it. Use lactose-free milk instead which you can find in your local health food store. Write everything you eat daily in a journal and if you think that Lactaid triggers flares then speak to your doctor about it.

  • Andrew

    Reply Reply February 9, 2016

    is mozzarella bad for gout sufferers, i like would like to know what is best cheese, milk, and yogurt for gout

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply February 9, 2016

      It’s like any other cheese Andrew, best dairy is one that is lowest in sugar and watch out for the fat content. Remember dairy is in the FAT category and fat should be 10% of your daily calories. Try and not to eat more fat then that in one day.

    • Auggiedoggy

      Reply Reply September 21, 2016

      I consume mozzarella and it has never brought on a gout attack. For me it is eating too much animal protein from meat, chicken, and especially fish.

  • Gary goutster

    Reply Reply September 20, 2015

    Isn’t it recommended to only have low fat dairy? Aren’t animal based fats high in purines?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 20, 2015

      The only difference between low fat dairy and regular dairy is the low fat dairy is made with skim milk and the full-fat dairy is made with whole milk. Depending what you decide to eat on a daily basis, if you’ve read my ebook, you need to take into account that you do not eat more than 10% of your daily calories as fat. So if you prefer just eating a nice thick Greek yogurt with 8% fat in it, then go ahead, nothing wrong with that and you know what? The full-fat dairy products usually have more nutrients in them and make you feel full longer so you don’t eat more calories later in your day. Full-fat dairy is simply more well rounded nutritionally with a hefty dose of protein. For example, if you had a high dose of dairy and protein today, then have a low fat yogurt, if you haven’t had any protein or dairy today then go for that full-fat greek yogurt that’ll give you your dairy intake for the day and most of your protein for the day as well!

  • james

    Reply Reply August 21, 2015

    erm. I think this website is sponsored or owned by a Milk Industry representative.
    there is NO WAY ON EARTH that Milk or Cheese will help your gout !!!
    it is the EXACT OPPOSITE!!!
    excess of Milk products, lack of Sun (Vitamin D) and lack of Green vegetables and excess of Junk food causes your gout!
    please dont believe these garbage websites that desperately try to promote cheese and milk with a happy looking family photo as their website photo!
    be smarter and avoid such obvious dis-information sites such as this.
    in a nutshell… AVOID MILK and CHEESE Products, eat veggies and fruit,, and get more sun (or D3 Tablets)
    also some B12 tablets will be good too.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply August 22, 2015

      Jessie you fail to study the evidence, show me some proof and present your case in a logical matter and I can take you seriously. And no I do not work for the milk industry. Humans have been eating cheese and milk for thousands of years, let’s stop the nonsense.

      • Ralph

        Reply Reply February 26, 2018


        Thanks for all the good wisdom. Question can gout affect the ball of the foot ? Had gout before on the big toe, both right and left, but never on the ball of the foot.

    • harry

      Reply Reply November 28, 2015

      james, there are many dis-info sites as you claim but this is not one of them. I have suffered from gout for 30 years and milk products have always helped me. Also there are good green vegetables and bad ones for gout. Kale is considered good, but spinach will give me the worst gout attack imaginable, as well as cauliflower. Please check your facts before making accusations.

    • Ron

      Reply Reply December 31, 2015

      I have suffered from Gout for a couple years. I have stopped eating red meat, shell fish and stopped drinking beer. I recently have had a couple random flare ups and found that a lack of dairy was the common thread. While I don’t think dairy is a miracle cure, I will definitely pay closer attention and be sure to include lowfat dairy in my daily diet.

    • Mal

      Reply Reply November 4, 2018

      Read the science james:


      Harry, the above paper says all purine rich vegetables are fine, for the average gouty health professional (1400 of them in the study…) Are you sure spinach or cauliflower are bad for you? Or might you just have been eating them before a random flare?

    • Fern

      Reply Reply January 11, 2019

      I live in Arizona, get tons of sun, eat plenty of green vegetables, fruit and salad.Do not eat junk food and work out. Now tell me why did I get gout?

  • Theresa

    Reply Reply September 16, 2014

    That’s great news because I love cheese and yogurt especially! Keep all the GOOD foods we can eat and help gout coming!

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