Parsley for Gout

Gout and Parsley

Parsley: Should it be in your gout diet? Parsley has been cultivated for over 2000 years and is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. Parsley was first used as medicine before being consumed as a food. Parsley is a part of the carrot family and you’ll usually find two types, the curly parsley or…

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Hyperuricemia and Gout

Gout and Hyperuricemia

Does hyperuricemia actually cause gout? As a gout sufferer, you must’ve heard or read this big complicated word Hyperuricemia. Ya I know, looks hard to pronounce, let alone know what it means. Don’t be intimidated, all hyperuricemia means is that it is a condition whereby a person has higher levels of uric acid in the…

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Diabetes and Gout

Gout and Diabetes

Does having gout increase my chances of developing diabetes? Many of the people who suffer from gout also suffer from diabetes or eventually will. Both diseases have been with us for thousands of years. Having one condition elevates the risk of developing the other. The possibility of a connection was affirmed in the late 18th…

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Stress and Gout

Gout and Stress

Can stress actually cause a gout attack? Stress has been around since the beginning of man, as long as there is uncertainty there will be stress unfortunately and it does produce consequences. Not as much to people who are relatively good health as much as to those who have a disease or a condition already.…

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Honey for Gout

Gout and Honey

Health benefits of honey in a gout diet Honey has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and is also a key ingredient in over 600 remedies in ancient Hindu vedic texts, even the ancient Egyptians expounded the medicinal properties of honey containing honey in almost all of their remedies. It was also…

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Smoking and Gout

Gout and Smoking

Can smoking actually cause gout? Although there hasn’t been any studies done linking smoking and gout, there are associations where it does increase your uric acid levels in the blood, misbalancing your pH levels by making your body more acidic. We all know tobacco smoke contains thousands of deadly and dangerous chemicals that cause circulatory…

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Gout and Olive Oil

Gout and Olive Oil

How important is olive oil in a gout diet? The olive, one of the oldest foods known to man is thought to have originated in Crete between five to seven thousand years ago and also regarded as a symbol of peace and wisdom by the Greeks. Many civilizations have also used it not only for…

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Healthy Food for Gout Diet

Gout Diet

What is the ideal gout diet? There seems to be a lot of confusion and myths regarding the ideal gout diet on the net/media and among doctors, health professionals and dietitians, so were gonna try and set the record straight on what you should be eating if you want to lower uric acid levels avoiding…

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Weight Loss and Gout

Gout and Weight Loss

How weight loss can improve your gout It’s not a big revelation that being obese or being above your ideal weight can cause you a lot of health problems and one of them of course is gout. When I got my first gout attack I weighed 240 pounds, about 45 pounds overweight from my ideal…

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Potassium and Gout

Gout and Potassium

Potassium is a must in your gout diet Potassium is an electrolyte that is found in water and many different foods in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, milk and beans. Fruits that are high in potassium, 200 milligrams or more are avocados, bananas, apricots, cantaloupes, dates, figs, kiwis, mangos and oranges. Veggies that are high in…

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