Let’s Have a Closer Look 

We have to have a quick talk about chlorine and how it might be a cause of gout.

Chlorine is some nasty stuff and chlorine and gout have an unfavorable connection. If you do your research (like you should) you’ll see they talk about all kinds of horrible stuff happening to you like genetic mutation and cancer, not to mention just your everyday, garden variety free radical damage.


Listen to what the folks from HistoryofWaterFilters.com have to say:

  • Chlorine is listed as a known poison; it undoubtedly has an adverse effect on our body systems. Chlorinated water has been linked to the aggravation and cause of respiratory diseases like asthma. Also, because chlorine vaporizes at a much faster rate than water, chlorinated water presents a significant threat to the respiratory system when used for showering.

The reason I wanted to include this is to demonstrate that not only drinking chlorinated water is bad, but it can soak right through your skin or you can breathe it (chloroform) and it can be just as damaging if not more. Taking a ten minute shower will deliver as much chlorine into your body as drinking 8 glasses of the same water! Are you starting to see how chlorine and gout have a relationship?

Originally chlorine started being used to clean up water-borne diseases like typhoid decades ago. Regardless of harmful connection of chlorine and gout, if we didn’t use it now, it would probably cause havoc.

So that leaves us in quite a dilemma . . . drink poison and bathe in it, or get typhoid? What’s your choice?

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Hey Bert,

How is everything going, hope you and Mrs Bert are well and in good spirits, well your email helped me understand what happened, all this time, I thought you must have pulled out your hair suffering with the #Gout, but today you let the secret out, your have just stored so much #Gout information up there, trying to help us, that the roots don’t have any where to grow, Bert I do appreciate your unselfish sacrifice, you have made,, so that the last year i have lived #GOUT FREE, YOU ARE MY HERO,, now let’s lower our head in a moment of silence, for the man that invented computers, for it might have save your ears, you know I love ya!

Thanks Jimmy

. . .

But, Chlorine and Gout?

Let’s look at the alternative: bottled water

??? . . . where do we start? How ’bout PET.

Polyethylene terephthalate. There is an extraordinary amount of controversy around this now and I’m all for avoiding it if I can.

PET leaches in to the water or drink, that is contained by the plastic bottle or container that’s made from it. Especially when it’s been left in your car on a hot day. Ever wonder what that “plastic-y” taste was? Ever wonder if it might make you sick? What about a life-time of ingesting that foul-tasting stuff?

My thought: Avoid It.

What are all those endocrine-disruptors doing to your organs? Especially your kidneys? Your kidneys are dealing with an unfathomable amount of toxic crap in our food, our water, and all that comes in contact with out skin. When we have all these different, weird-ass synthetic chemicals making their way into our inner environment, how can our kidneys possibly keep the pH of our body chemistry in balance?

To understand gout, is to understand that alkaline is the opposite of acid. Our acid/alkaline balance easily gets thrown off moment by moment. The common thought that comes to mind when gout and so many other illnesses strike, is “what did I eat?” However, the sheer volume of how much toxic acid wastes from things like chlorine and plastics are only the tip of the iceberg.


What’s Happening to the Earth?

The second part is this: millions of plastic bottles get thrown away every hour in the US alone…that stuff takes centuries to break-down and degrade! What the hell are we doing to the environment?

Just like the that weird chemical taste you get from drinking bottled water, what happens to all those tiny particles that end up in our landfills and oceans? (For a reality check, go to: State of the Planet)

  • My thought: Cancer

We weren’t designed to breathe and eat petrochemicals and we’ve gone way beyond chlorine and gout.

  ☆ Bottom-line:  Chlorine and gout have a very real connection.


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!