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- Publication Date: February 22, 2012
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The New Gout Diet - Science Reveals: Why “Purine-Free” is a Lie and What Really Works Kindle Edition
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The first red flag that made me doubt the purine-free diet advice was the fact that there is no logical diet you can eat! This diet restricts green (which are good for you), lean meats (which are good for you), and encourages sugar (which is no so good for you). Furthermore, when you look at purine content in foods, it is all over the map. Steak has 133mg/cg but lentils have 127? Broccoli/asparagus 81/26? There's no logic or lifestyle to it and it drives me crazy because I have no idea in general what I should or should not eat, and when I'm sitting there having a gout attack, I can't figure out what it was that I ate to get there.
With Kings method, I've kept it under control for about a year now. Essentially, I know that if I eat sugar, or drink alcohol, then I need to get to the gym as soon as possible to pull the sugar out of my blood. I do about a 10 minute sprint to get super high pulse and circulate the blood into all the crevices of my joints while using the large muscle groups to pull the sugar out of my cells so the cells can then pull the insulin out of my blood. I then lift weights, not the vanity muscles like biceps but just the largest muscle groups (legs, back, chest, done). This also pulls a lot of sugar out of the cells. I then drink about a gallon of water and a lot of coffee so that my kidneys are pulling several bladders worth of uric acid out of my blood. The idea is that a goutian kidney that doesn't pull a lot of uric acid out of the blood, but it can possibly perform the same task if it pulls a little bit out several times. And yes it sucks to have to pee every 20 minutes, but after a quick 20 minute workout and 10 trips to the john, guess what, I don't worry too much about what I eat with the exception that I try not to eat sugary foods and limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks only at special events that pop up about once a month (for me that's a very large reduction in consumption). Ironically, my health has improved dramatically since acquiring gout!
I'm still not 100% convinced of sugar connection to gout. I'm very skinny and not a dessert eater. I haven't had a sip of "soft drinks" in years. My absolutely worst gout attack -which disabled me for over 14 days- was from eating Caribbean food for two weeks straight, mostly meat protein and plantain and sea food; not major sources of fructose. I didn't have any alcohol either. I am suspecting a practice of "deep frying everything" common in Caribbean food was the culprit. So I guess the oxidized oil was bad for me.
One time I had a gout attack from taking CoQ10 supplement for three days in a row. Could someone please explain how that happened? I think there is hidden mechanism yet to be discovered.
I think low carb, low sugar is the medicine for really solving gout as tough as that is to swallow. Very much appreciate this short and sweet book that proves something that I’ve long suspected by learning the hard way through many painful flare ups.
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I certainly agree about the medical establishment, the book contains lots of good information. Where I have a problem is where it is centred only on sugars /fructose and carbohydrates. My reason for saying this is I had to go through an extreme diet control to eventually discover that both Tea and Coffee were the key culprits, as they contain caffeine. Other foods high in purine levels will affect you so don't discount them from your diet by following this book. The second biggest issue I have with this book, is that it massive disclaimers asking you to seek a doctors advise. If this is a new medical breakthrough and you are asking me to follow your advice you had better be right and you should not need a disclaimer.
I await the medical profession to really come up with a diagnosis, if they did they would surely get rid of it.
Lacks depth but I found that useful as I did not want to be bogged down with the scientific details.