Just saying that word makes me smile. I’m not sure why and I couldn’t care less. But it’s one of those words that just rolls off your tongue.
Which is sort of the opposite of what gout is. Gout is when urate accumulates in your joints, forming little crystals, leading to tons of inflammations and soreness in the joint. Increase levels of uric acid in the bloodstream lead to gout, leaving in their wake a crappy, intense pain.
I had someone come to me saying he kept getting flare ups anytime he tried to get healthy. Unfortunately, the most common person to come down with gout are males at the ages of 30-50. So for most folks with gout who get back into exercise, it’s going to be hard to turn off the brain and take it slow. You shouldn’t just jump back into the old routine if you’ve been sedentary for the last 15 years. So check that ego at the door, talk to a professional and get some guidance! That’s what we’re here for!
With that said…
Healthy ways to curb GOUT
Do more of the following:
- Eating foods high in anthonyacins can help reduce bout of inflammation. Foods highest in anthonyacins: tart cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Increase water intake
- Get protein from dairy and vegetarian sources
- Get a food sensitivity test done and monitor which food sources cause inflammation
Limit the following:
- Limit alcohol as much as possible (is it really worth it?)
- Limit intake of meat, seafood and sugar
- Sitting and being sedentary. Work to increase your work capacity in things that are fun but not too strenuous.