Link between Gout and Metabolic Syndrome

Gout and Metabolic Syndrome

The Link between Gout and Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is quite common and the numbers are growing not only in North America but worldwide. An estimated 50 million Americans or 1 out of 6 have a form of metabolic syndrome and 40% of people aged 60 and over are affected by it. Metabolic syndrome is…

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Gout and Atkins Diet

Gout and the Atkins Diet

Is the Atkins diet good for gout patients? Another popular fad diet that you may have heard of is the famous Atkins diet developed by Robert Atkins M.D. and one time or another you may have had a friend or family member tell you that they were on the diet and losing the pounds. Many…

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Chanca piedra for gout

Gout and Chanca Piedra

What can the herb Chanca Piedra do for your gout? Phyllanthus niruri is a herb also more popularly known as Chanca Piedra. It is a tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas and in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It is an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine which is used to treat stomach problems, bladder…

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Gout and the 7 Minute Workout

Gout and the 7 Minute Workout

How to Exercise in Just 7 Minutes? This post is for those gout sufferers who say they don’t have the time to exercise, they’re always too busy and don’t want to get off the couch. Well for those that don’t have the time and are always too busy I have a solution for you but…

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Lead and Gout

Gout and Lead

Can exposure to heavy metal toxins lead to gout? Humans have been mining and using lead which is a heavy metal toxin for thousands of years now. Lead is first thought to be mined around 6500 BC in Anatolia which is modern day Turkey. It is also considered the oldest environmental hazard and one of…

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Young People and Gout

Gout and Young People

Are you in your 20s or 30s and suffer from gout? Couple of articles caught my attention last week and this is important information for gout sufferers everywhere! Surprise, surprise, surprise! Gout is on the rise and doctors in hospitals across the UK are now saying that they are seeing a sharp rise of gout…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Gout

Gout and Multiple Sclerosis

Are Gout Sufferers More Prone to Develop MS? There has been a lot of chatter about gout, uric acid and the disease multiple sclerosis lately on the net and I thought it would be a good idea to shine some light on this subject for you. Firstly, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks…

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Gout and Osteoarthritis

Gout and Osteoarthritis

Links Between Gout and Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting 1 in 10 adults in North America and affects women as well as men equally past the age of 60, OA being more common as we age. OA is also much more common than gout. Presently there is no cure for…

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Nuts and Gout

Gout and Nuts

Are Nuts Good for Gout? We all eat nuts and we all have a favorite nut, like I personally love almonds and usually eat mostly almonds although I like to eat peanuts from time to time and cashews. But I usually buy the big bag of almonds at Costco and mix it up with dried…

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Gout in Asia

Gout and the Singapore Chinese Health Study

Animal Protein Intake Ups Gout Risk in Chinese Patients A recent population based-study coming out of Singapore where they examined the long term data from the Singapore Chinese Health Study examined the link between protein intake and its sources in 63,257 Chinese adults suffering from gout ages 45 to 74. The researchers interviewed and provided…

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