Gout and Dairy

How Dairy Products Like Milk, Cheese and Yogurt Can Help With Your Gout

Gout and Dairy Researchers have known for years that dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt help increase the excretion of uric acid in the body. There is a substance in milk called orotic that helps uric acid to be removed by the kidneys. In addition, it has also been suggested that dairy products do…

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Causes of Gout

Causes of Gout

What causes gout exactly? Gout is developed once there is too much uric acid in the blood, a condition known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a waste product that comes about when the body breaks down chemicals in the cells known as purines. If your kidneys can’t fully remove all excess uric acid passed out…

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Gout and Cayenne Pepper

Gout and Cayenne Pepper

Spice up your gout with some cayenne pepper! Cayenne pepper has been used medicinally in China and the Americas for centuries. Cayenne pepper can be used to treat many ailments like heartburn, fever, flatulence (helping stimulate the digestive tract) nausea, tonsillitis, migraines, colds and the flu (helping break up and move congested mucus), supports weight…

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Eggs and Gout

Gout and Eggs

Do eggs belong in a gout diet? Eggs!!! We all love them and we all eat them! Scrambled, hard-boiled, sunny-side-up, you name it! But are they good for the gout sufferer? Almost all eggs contain omega-3 fats and it all depends how the hens were fed by the farmer. How much omega-3s did the chickens…

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Gout back pain

Gout and Back Pain

Do you suffer from gout and back pain? If you suffer from back pain it may be due to your gout in what is called spinal gout! In a 2006 study, the researchers reviewed some 630 medical records of gout patients and 64 of them happen to have CT scans available. Out of those 64…

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Gout and Podagra

Gout and Podagra

Podagra which is a Greek word translated means “foot trap”, defines gout of the foot or big toe primarily affecting the joint at the base of the big toe caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Either too much uric acid is being produced or not enough is being excreted from the urine. The…

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Vegetable Garden is healthy for your gout

Gout and Vegetable Garden

The gout health benefits of a vegetable garden Since we suffer from gout, a good hobby for the summertime that can keep us physically active and insure that we eat healthy so that we keep those uric acid levels low is to start a vegetable garden in your backyard at home. Vegetable garden you say?…

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Weather and gout

Gout and Weather

Do you get a gout flare when the weather changes? The climate plays a big role for us gout sufferers especially when it’s hot and humid which can lead to dehydration and triggering a gout attack. When your body is depleted of fluids through perspiration, you can suffer recurrent gout attacks so it is imperative…

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Gout and Chamomile

Gout and Chamomile

Chamomile for your gout Chamomile is an herb that has been used for many centuries. Chamomile is Greek for ground apple. There are two types of chamomile: German chamomile (Matricaria retutica) and Roman (or English) chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Although chamomile is widely used as a tea to promote calm, aid digestion and help with insomnia,…

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Ibuprofen for gout

Gout and Ibuprofen

How ibuprofen can relieve your pain during a gout attack Ibuprofen was first invented and patented as a drug in 1961 by Andrew RM Dunlop and used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis first in the UK in 1969 and then in the United States in 1974. It first started as a prescription drug but…

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