Do you have any of these symptoms in your feet or joints?

  • Intense, throbbing pain
  • Swelling in your joints
  • Painful Joints
  • Peeling skin around Joints
  • Red or purple skin around Joints
  • Nodules on your hands, elbows or ears

I sure did.  I didn’t realize that I was feeling the effects of gout when my toes and different joints began throbbing.  I thought it was just more arthritis raising it’s ugly head.  I knew I could help relieve the pain by eating certain foods and not eating certain foods, but I just wasn’t really sure what I was doing.  Then I found a great Gout Diet Plan that spelled it all out for me.

Like many people, I need a detailed guide that will give me specific diet details and a plan to follow.   I need to have an informative diet plan that gives me the recipes and not only tells me what to eat and what not to eat and tells me why.  I found a registered nurse, Claudine Henderson, who not only worked with gout and arthritic patients, has done medical research, but also wrote a detailed Gout and Arthritis Diet Guide.

Claudine gives you a simple and easy to follow step by step guide through possible treatment options to help you decide what may work best for you.  She also gives you a low purine diet that will reduce the levels of uric acid in your blood which will decrease your risk of attacks.

You will never think of gout and arthritis the same way, once you understand the stages of gout, the causes and how simple diet changes can help relieve those aches and pains.

Not only providing you with understanding gouty arthritis,  Claudine gives you her 100 Gout Diet Recipe book and a Seven day gout diet plan in her Gout Diet Plan and Guide.

Be sure to check out Claudine’s Gout Diet Guide, and let me know what you think of it.


Certain types of foods can play a huge part in easing your painful arthritic gout. An excess of uric acid is a major cause of gout. Uric acid comes from the breakdown of purines.

Excess purines can be caused by an over production of uric acid. Extra purines can also be caused by a failure of kidneys to get rid of it. There are foods to avoid if you have gout as some foods are high in purines which will raise your uric levels in the blood. The result can be a Gout Attack.

Purine Foods to Avoid if You have Gout are:

  • Beer
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Anchovies
  • Sardines in oil
  • Fish roes
  • Herring
  • Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads)
  • Meat extracts
  • Consomme
  • Gravies
  • Asparagus

Foods Very High in Purines include:

  • hearts
  • herring
  • mussels
  • yeast
  • smelt
  • sardines
  • sweetbreads

In one study on purine rich foods, they found a few high purine foods that did not increase the risk of gout.  These foods include:

  • peas
  • beans
  • mushrooms
  • cauliflower
  • spinach

Gout is an extremely painful recurring form of arthritis.  Many people hear the term gout and immediately associate it with Medieval Times and a disease that was associated with the rich.

Gout attacks usually begin in the toes, usually the big toe.  It can also appear in the ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and hands.

Gout is an alert to you to look at making some lifestyle changes.  While gout can affect anyone, it predominately affects men over 40.   A few immediate changes that can help curb gout attacks are:

  • Weight Loss
  • Stop Alcohol consumption
  • Reduce shellfish from your diet
  • Reduce or eliminate eating red meat
  • Get on a Gout Diet Plan

The good news is that we now know what the causes of gout are and we can help control the excruciating pain and limit the attacks with a proper gout diet plan.

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