For ten years my husband endured the pain and misery of gout. It was destroying our lives. In horrendous pain he was told by an orthopaedic surgeon,
"You're eating too many purines and not drinking enough water ........ You're crispy"
The not drinking enough water we could handle, but what were purines? Neither of us had heard of them. How could something you eat cause such a painful, debilitating disease?
Does something we eat cause gout? Well you won't be surprised to learn that it does, but the purine rich foods that have hitherto received such a bad press are actually innocent by-standers, the real culprits are some of the things that many of us eat and drink every day of our lives.
Goodbye To Gout is a comprehensive easy to read book that dispels the myths and reveals the truth about what really causes gout. It is based on scientific evidence, not the old wives' tales and folklore that have shrouded gout for years. While there are some things you should avoid eating, there are plenty of other things that you can eat and you will be delighted to hear that foods that are high in purines are all firmly back on the menu. This new gout diet is a natural, safe and effective way of treating gout and relieving the pain of inflammation. With 60 recipes for gout friendly food that the whole family will enjoy, it will help you make the switch from the food that can cause gout to the food that will restore your body's natural balance and set you on the road to being gout free.
For anyone suffering from gout Goodbye To Gout is a 'must read' book. How many of you would like to be able to say 'I used to suffer from gout'? Well my husband can. By making some simple changes to our diet and lifestyle he now lives an active, gout free life. Like him, facing a lifetime of pain and medication really can a thing of the past.
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Table of Contents
Gout - The Disease of Kings
"You Are What You Eat"
The Causes of Gout
Uric Acid & Purines
Inflammation & Our Immune System
Crystals of Uric Acid
What Is Hyperuricemia?
Are We Really What We Eat?
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
It's Goodbye To Gout - The New Gout Diet
The Good, The 'Not Quite So Good' and The Bad
- Vegetables, Pulses and Fruit
- Fish:- especially oily cold water fish
- Nuts and Seeds
- Tea - White, Green and Oolong Tea
- Herbs and Spices
- Dairy Products, especially low fat dairy products.
- Tofu and Soya Bean Products
- Butter and Other Saturated Fats
- Olive Oil
- Chocolate and Cocoa
- Water; good old fashioned 'Adams Ale'
The Not Quite So Good
- Whole grains
- Pasta & Pizza – in any shape you want
- The Humble Potato
- Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils and Trans Fats
- Alcohol: Beer, Lager, Cider, Wine and Spirits
- Foods That Contain Iron:
- Cooking Methods: Frying, Grilling and Roasting
- Fruit Juice and Smoothies
Some thoughts to help you on your way
Conclusion - Is Gout A Wakeup Call?
List of Recipes