What is Gout?
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that occurs when an excessive amount of uric acid builds up in the blood, tissues & crystalises in the joints.
Gout is characterised by sudden attacks of pain, swelling redness & tenderness – usually in or around the base of the big toe.
Gout affects approximately 1 million people, making it a fairly common ailment. Gout is typically seen to affect middle-aged males & is typically hereditary.
Gout is also most common in those who are overweight…. But the root cause is INLAMMATION.
Other Health Conditions Associated with Gout…
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Disease
- Kidney Stones
Foods That Increase Problems with Gout…
There are many foods that can increase the uric acids in the blood & therefore increase the frequency & intensity of gout pain. The following foods increase the uric acid load excretion from the kidneys & should therefore be avoided:
- Soft Drinks
- Organ Meat
- Fried Foods
- Rich Desserts
- White Flour
Other Causes of Gout…
According to health911.com there is also a great deal of research indicating other possible causes of gout including:
- Lead poisoning
- Vitamin B5, A & E deficiency
- Kidney Failure
Therefore, if you are overweight & dieting in order to lose the weight, it is essential that you maintain optimal levels of vitamins & minerals within your blood. A lack of potassium is another common trigger for attacks of gout.
“Prevention is better than cure.”
- Desiderius Erasmus
Increasing your daily water intake to at least 6, 8 ounce glasses per day, & fresh juice or herbal tea are great ways to prevent gout.
It is critically important that you remain fully hydrated, & also make sure that your antioxidant levels are at optimum. This way your body can clear toxins effectively & maintain an alkaline state so that your system does not become too acidic.
Eating a diet high vegetables will help. A top tip that I give to all my clients is to consume 1 vegetable juice every day. Choose a few green vegetables, for instance spinach, broccoli, kale, cucumber, celery, through in some fresh squeezed lime, add a little water, blend & drink.
This will lower your body acidity improving PH levels & provide a high dose of phytonutrients, vitamins & minerals along with a healthy portion of fibre… All the good stuff.
There are also a number of supplements & centuries worth of home remedies to consider.
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Increase Glutamine to Clear Gout …
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid present in the human body. Taken as a supplement, glutamine works as an antacid helping to cleanse the body of excess levels of uric acid.
Glutamine also supports digestive health, immune function & helps with workout recovery. Other potential benefits of glutamine include support for neurotransmitter function & regulation of blood sugar.
A lot of issues can be avoided by improving the health of your gut. Glutamine is a key element to overall gut health. A 2-week high dosing phase of glutamine can help a lot of people in many ways:
Maintenance dose: 10 grams per day (approx. 2 teaspoons)
2-Week high dose: 80 grams spread throughout the day in 10 grams doses.
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