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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Ginger for your gout

Gout and Ginger

Discover how ginger can assist you in a gout diet Ginger is that root plant that you find year round in your supermarket and is primarily used as food flavoring in mostly Asian dishes. It is pungent and spicy; and has a brownish skin that could be either thick or thin. Ginger though packs full…

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Milk Thistle and Gout

Gout and Milk Thistle

What Milk Thistle Can Do For Your Gout Milk thistle or known in Latin as Silybum Marianum is a flower that has reddish to purple flowers and pale green leaves with white veins on them. The seeds are the medicinal part of the plant is what interests us the most gout sufferers. Milk thistle is…

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Cabbage and Gout

Gout and Cabbage

The wonders cabbage can do in a gout diet Did you know that cabbage is the second most consumed vegetable in the world right after the potato? It’s that leafy vegetable that comes in both green and purple colors. French navigator Jacques Cartier first introduced cabbage to the Americas in 1536. Cabbage is also considered…

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BMI and Gout

Gout and BMI

What is Your BMI? BMI is a measurement tool that stands for “Body Mass Index” that compares your height to your actual weight and calculates if you are overweight, underweight or at your ideal weight for your height! To calculate this formula is very simple. First you weigh yourself on your bathroom scale in pounds.…

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Gout and Basil

Gout and Basil

Basil in a Gout Diet Basil which in Latin is called Ocimim basilicum (Sweet Basil) is very familiar to most people and us Greeks use it often in our dishes. The name “basil” comes from the old Greek word basilikohn, which means “royal,” demonstrating the ancient Greeks attitudes towards an herb that they held to be very…

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Rheumatoid arthritis and gout

Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause gout? 1% of the American population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. It is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men but men do suffer the worst symptoms. Middle age is when you’ll usually see the disease develop and sadly young children can also get rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis…

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Gout Treatments

Gout Treatments

What are your options to treat gout? So you’ve suffered a gout attack and now you want to learn what to do to stop it or you have been suffering from gout and want to know all of your options that are available to treat the high uric acid levels so you avoid another painful…

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Oatmeal for gout diet

Gout and Oatmeal

Does oatmeal belong in a gout diet? Many gout sufferers ask if oatmeal is good or bad for them since it contains some purines. I can’t help but chuckle when I hear that. The truth is oatmeal and all types of oats are good for you in a gout diet, you have nothing to be…

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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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