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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Lemon water for your gout

Gout and Lemon Juice

What can lemon juice do for your gout? Lemon is a fruit in the citrus family, people like lemon due to its’ distinctive sour taste which consists of lemon juice. It is the citric acid in the lemon juice, which is about 6% which gives it its’ sour taste and its’ pulp is used for…

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Nutmeg spice for gout

Gout and Nutmeg

Should nutmeg be included in your gout diet? Nutmeg spice comes from the nutmeg tree (which can grow to 66 feet tall) by a certain tree called Myristica. It grows two fruits, nutmeg and mace, nutmeg is shaped like an egg measuring about 25 mm long and 16 mm wide weighing between 5 and 10…

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Berries and Gout

Gout and Berries

Should berries be included in a gout diet? Berries are naturally low in purines and in this post we will examine its’ health benefits for a good overall gout diet. Berries are usually juicy, bright coloured fruit, some are sweet and some are sour; and do not have a stone or pit in them, although…

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Gout and Genetics

Gout and Genetics

Do genetics play a role in gout? Some breaking news hit the newswires this past week about gout and genetics. This coincided with the passing of my father, Angelo Koulouris, who died of a heart attack on November the 7th, 2013 at the age of 58, inside his 1 bedroom apartment. His body was found…

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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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