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Gout is a type of intense arthritic pain that affects many. Gout affects men over the age of 40, postmenopausal women, people who drink alcohol frequently, people who are overweight and people who use diuretics (water pills) to lower blood pressure or to treat heart disease. It occurs when uric acid levels build up in the bloodstream. Elevated uric acid is related to other health conditions like: High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, & kidney disease. Gout is typically thought to be due to eating high purine foods such as organ meats but there is another culprit that takes center stage—-High fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Many sufferers are prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs to lessen the joint pain associated with this condition. Changing your diet should be a top priority because the primary underlying challenge causing the inflammation and damage is most likely due to chronically elevated blood sugar. One of the best ways to normalize you blood sugar and insulin levels is through your diet.
Research has shown that you can lower your risk of gout by 85%, just by reducing your sugar intake. For the vast majority of people that means eliminating soft drinks & processed fruit juices. High fructose corn syrup is one of the main sources of calories in many processed foods. A top priority for gout sufferers to reduce inflammation should be by changing their diet. The reason for this is because an underlying problem causing the inflammation and joint damage is likely due to a chronic blood sugar imbalance which can be addressed through diet.
No diet is right for everyone. Some people need more fat, more protein and less carbohydrates. Others do well on high carbohydrate, low fat, low protein regimen. Still others are in between the two. But, reducing or eliminating refined and altered sugars is essential when dealing with gout or any inflammatory condition in the body.
5 Dietary Tips for gout sufferers:
1. Drink plenty of filtered water daily
2. Exercise to help normalize sugar levels
3. Supplement with plant-sourced complexes (glyconutrients, phytonutrients)
4. Red tart cherry juice or cherries
5. Whole nutmeg (grate & add as a spice to dish as needed)
Dr. Budweiser is dedicated to the belief and philosophy that the mission of the medical industry should be to assist people with attaining health freedom. With more than 20 years experience as a chiropractor and a 30-year history in nutrition and as an international speaker, he travels the world sharing his knowledge on health, wellness and abundance. As a neuro-musculo-skeletal expert, he is an expert in the human frame and wellness and has been wildly successful in using The Weiser Living concept to help others regain their health and wholeness.
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