Saturated fat can trigger gout. It is present in most oily foods such as steak, deep fried meats, and such. Commercial products such as canned foods, treated meats (bacon, sausage, etc.), and junk foods are also known to contain lots of saturated fat.
Typically people do not think of vegetables as causing gout and many nutritionists would shudder if they heard us say to avoid any vegetables. Americans typically do not eat enough vegetables. However, there are some people who do need to give up some vegetables due to their high level of purines. These foods are such items as mushrooms, corn, and potatoes. There are not a lot of vegetables on the list but these are foods that need to be avoided.
So a gout sufferer aiming for a natural gout cure is on a diet. He/she has to carefully consider everything eaten or drunk and maybe consider the pH of foods too. This is a very tall order. In effect they would be on two diets simultaneously.
But before our hospitals and doctors, we had to care for our own health! And before all these synthetic medications, there were natural ways to cure infections and diseases. In fact, common ailments like gout, kidney stones and urinary tract infections can be cured naturally with common foods and simple remedies.
I know when I watched my diet and stopped eating gouty foods such as hamburgers, my gout attacks decreased. I also lost weight. If you just can’t live without red meat, eat lean meats. At least that is more muscle meat which has less purines in it. Avoid the organ meat and leftover meats that you will find in lesser quality hamburger and hotdogs. These lower quality meats will have the higher purines in them.
Vitamins: Studies have shown a deficiency in vitamins like A, B5 and E can lead to gout symptoms. Check that you are getting enough. Also, eat foods and fruit that are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to reduce uric acid levels.
1. Avoid foods high in purines. Because uric acid (cause of gout) is formed from the breakdown of purines, high-purine diets are often the cause of gout. Such foods include: meats such as kidneys, liver, tripe and tongue. Red meats also have been linked to gout attacks.
Gout is a condition that doctors are learning more and more about each year. They used to claim that only the rich would get gout because of the rich and high fatty foods they would eat, but now they know that gout can affect anyone. Gout seems to affect men more than women, but it does affect women. Gout doesn’t discriminate against anyone.
Keep this natural gout treatment simple. Instead of two simultaneous diets, exclude some acidic foods especially if they are ones you consume a lot. But continue with your primary gout diet plan. Only exclude more acidic foods, if your body pH levels are not rising above pH 7.0 after testing with pH test strips for a considerable time and at different times of day. (The body’s pH numbers change frequently. perhaps even minute by minute).
There are foods that seem to bring your gout back and a few of them are red meat. Red meat would include organ meats and beef. Seafood is another one of these foods that seem to bring gout on. Shrimp, lobster and scallops are some of the seafood that should be avoided. Alcohol is another thing you should avoid. Beer is one of the alcoholic drinks that seems to affect gout the most. If you’re having a gout flare up, then avoid alcohol.
There are pain relievers you can take. You will find out that the pain reliever is a temporary method and it doesn’t control or even prohibit the gout from coming back. There are a few things that you can do to try to avoid the attacks from recurring. The main thing is staying away from high uric acid foods.
Natural gout treatment largely involves diet. The most widely touted gout diet for sufferers of “the disease of kings,” is the low purine gout diet. The cause of gout theory behind it is that because uric acid is made from purines, and because uric acid is the gout culprit, purine intake from foods and beverages should be restricted.