“Anger leads to fear”…have you heard that before?

I’ve been having some fun with this anger-leads-to-fear thing in regards to how it causes gout, and in the process, I’ve learned a lot by posting on LinkedIn about it.

I asked a question about the lymph system that I had blogged about and met this really cool guy, Subhasis Banerji. He really knows a lot about health and especially the importance of proper breathing.

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We got into a great exchange and I decided it was really important to pass it on:

“Totally agree with your air, water, food order of priority. However, all these 3 inputs are homeostasis/habit based….somewhat automatically controlled by what we have programmed ourselves to do. So the moment we speak about air, for example, we must start training the mind to be observant. Hence “watching” or “following” the breath is more important than “deep” breathing. When we do this, it becomes obvious where the breath faces an obstruction and then, it is again obvious that if we relax that location, the breath becomes more free. In this way, the current homeostasis changes more easily since it is awareness driven at the level of experience rather than “information”. Doing this for 60 secs 4-5 times a day is very powerful, more than doing it once 5 min a day, if you know what I mean. Once you are regularly aware of breath, managing water, food, anger, fear becomes dramatically easier. I tend to connect anger and fear very closely to SA (sleep apnea), gout and their related conditions. Shallow breathing, water deprivation and food excesses are basically reflex reactions triggered frequently by either anger and fear. Observation of breath, once practiced, works wonders for all of them.”

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I thought about this for a day and a night and woke up thinking about how right he was – and the phase “anger leads to fear” sort of shook out of it. It turns out Yoda said it in Star Wars! Now I’m going to have go and re-study all that wisdom again!

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Hey Bert,

What you do is invaluable to help Gout sufferers.

I haven’t had an attack for over a year by taking note of all of your tips and help. Knowing, what to do and making lifestyle changes are key. I still like to socialise but counteract with cleaner food, breathing and good quality PH water. Add on the baking soda and organic cider vinegar then have most bases covered.

Thanks so much for all you do,


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Anger Leads To Fear…It Really Does

Makes you think doesn’t it?! We all spend so much time, effort, energy, and money buying pills and insurance and going to doctors when if we just learned to control what’s going on in our heads and our hearts we wouldn’t have so many physical problems in the first place! What a great idea for gout pain relief!

I mean, think about; anger leads to fear and we constrict, our guts don’t work right, the blood doesn’t flow, our breathing becomes shallow, we don’t eliminate well, and the cortisol and adrenaline kick in and we become a toxic acidic wasteland…all because anger leads to fear.

So what are you so angry about? Where does your fear come from?

   Take a deep breath and relax.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!