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Beware: Fasting Causes Gout

A recent survey reported 28.69% of Americans gained over 5lbs during the 2020 pandemic. So like many who wanted to shed some pounds, I decided to tighten up the diet and jump into better shape. Everything was going as planned until the second week. Oh, sh-t! Gout struck on the […]

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Recurring Gout & Depression – The Mental Game

It doesn’t take a genius to know physical pain impacts the mind and emotions. Gout sufferers know too well that gout always brings pain. Most bounce back after an occasional flare up. The mental game of gout starts when gout episodes become frequent and prolonged. Over time, depression can develop […]

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Five Simple Recipes For Gout Friendly Meals

During the peek of a full-blown gout attack, it’s highly unlikely anyone can stand, let alone cook. If you could, then you have super hero level pain tolerance, or on some wonderful painkillers. Nevertheless, these five recipes of gout friendly meals are for the gout sufferers willing to change their crappy diets. […]

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Five Gout Reasons Not To Be Scared Of Purine-rich Vegetables

Xanthine and hypoxanthine. Do you know what they are? If so, you can click back or out. You probably know all about how your body converts these two types of purines into uric acid. If not, this post will justify why gout sufferers should not be so scared of eating […]

Simple Fruit Smoothies To Improve Kidney Function and Prevent Gout Symptoms

Keeping healthy, productive and entertained has become the focus among people during the nationwide stay-at-home mandate due to Covid-19. One way to make the best of your extra time is to make your own smoothies! For gout sufferers, the best smoothies include fruits with specific nutrients that improve kidney function and […]

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Top 24 Fruits For The Kidneys and Gout

When people get diagnosed with gout, most will heed their doctor’s order to cut down on high-purine foods. However, several gout sufferers may not be informed about the second part of fighting gout- what to eat to help the kidneys breakdown and flush out uric acid. Although there are hundreds of […]

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The Most Helpful Thing Most Chronic Gout Sufferers Never Use

Sometimes suffering an occasional gout attack is worth it when it’s a result from an amazing event or experience. For chronic gout sufferers frequently hit hard by gout, it’s probably time to stop being lazy and start a proper food journal or tracker.  It is one of the most helpful […]

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Febuxostat vs Allopurinol: Effectiveness, Side Effects, Warnings

Febuxostat entered the gout game in 2009. Before that, allopurinol was the only FDA approved medication to treat gout. Several research studies have concluded febuxostat is the more active drug in lowering uric acid levels. However, it does come with major health risks. The below infographic highlights the effectiveness and […]