Gout and Chocolate Cocoa

Gout, Cocoa and Chocolate

Does eating chocolate help with your gout? Around 1500 AD, a Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico and who had observed the emperor of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, stated that he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet and flavoured with spices like vanilla; his chocolate beverage…

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Heart attack, stroke and gout

Gout and the Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Can gout actually cause you a heart attack or stroke? A new study published in this month’s Rheumatology Journal has concluded that a gout sufferer has a 50% increased probability of getting a heart attack or stroke in his or her lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of Oxford and utilized data from…

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Gout and Robert Lustig

Gout and Dr.Robert Lustig

A must-see video presentation on the subject of sugar! This week I want you all to watch this video, yes I know it’s an hour and a half but break it down to 3 viewings of 30 minutes if you like and more importantly make sure to absorb all the content of this presentation by…

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Alfalfa and gout

Gout and Alfalfa

Have you ever tried Alfalfa? Alfalfa derived from the Arabic al-fac-facah (“father of all foods”) has been grown and consumed since 500 BC by the Chinese and Arabic people who first discovered it and is widely used as a natural home remedy to treat many ailments. It started becoming popular again in the 17th century…

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Devil's Claw for Gout

Gout and Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw for gout? Witch doctor hocus pocus or scientific fact? Devil’s Claw is a plant found in South Africa and used by locals there as a digestive aid and to ease sore joints, like lower back, knee and hip pain as well as arthritis. It comes from the fruit of a Southern African plant.…

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Celery Seeds for gout

Gout and Celery Seeds

What you need to know about celery seeds and how it can help your gout Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in many parts of the world but not that well known here in the West. Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion,…

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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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Psychology and Gout

Gout and Psychology

Love, Family and Community You all must be wondering what in the world is Spiro talking about with a title like Love, Family and Community and what in the world does it have to do with gout? It’s the psychological and emotional support that we all need as human beings, that there is someone there…

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Gout and green tea

Gout and Green Tea

Does green tea actually help with gout? Green tea has been a favorite beverage in China since 2737 BC and the Chinese believe it be very powerful cure-all that can be used to help with weight loss, release toxins from our body (making it a powerful flavonoid antioxidant), helping heal wounds and even helping to…

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Vitamin C and Gout

Gout and Vitamin C

Fight gout with this popular vitamin The connection between gout and Vitamin C has been the subject of a few studies over the past 30 years. You may have read in the news about a recent New Zealand study about Vitamin C and gout. The study claims that taking vitamin C supplements daily doesn’t lower uric…

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