- Posted by Bert Middleton
- On April 23, 2019
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…ok, gout is not necessarily genetic. There is a whole lot more to what causes gout.
There Are Reasons Why Gout Is Not Genetic
It always gets my hackles up when somebody says, “Gout runs in my family, that’s why I have it too” – it’s a lame excuse and just one more thing we have been programmed and conditioned by Big Pharma and western medical science to believe. It is their way of perpetuating their business model. Don’t Believe It…Gout Is Not Genetic – here’s why…
Let me start by saying, this is not my idea…I’m not that smart. But there are a lot of REALLY smart people out there that explain it really well, and I’m just smart enough to follow and learn from them. One of those people is Chris Kresser, (who I met at a Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in 2015!) and he explains this incredibly well in his article, “Why Genes Aren’t Your Destiny” – let me paraphrase and give you the quick highlights:
It has been determined that genes account for about 10% of human disease and the “exposome” is the primary driver of health and disease.
Exposome is the term that sums up so much of my understanding (from my nutritional training) about why you and I get gout. (or why you do and used to!) In a word, it means this: Everything we’ve ever been exposed to (non-genetic) ever since the moment of conception… WOW! What does that mean?!
It means not only is it everything that has ever gone into our mouths, but also what we’ve breathed, what our biochemistry has produced due to our thoughts and emotions, all the way to the health of both of our parents at conception, and the health of our mothers while we were gestating prior to our birth… pretty heavy duty, huh?! That’s a long trail to trace back.
Which begs the question:
Where Does All This Toxic Stuff Come From?
Chris breaks it down to into three categories:
- Specific External Environment
- General External Environment
- Internal Environment
Specific External Environment is all the stuff mentioned above; all the stuff we’ve eaten and drank, breathed, smeared on our skin, ever since we were little kids. That also includes all the stuff our mom’s and dad’s ate and drank, breathed, and smeared on their skin prior to our conception, and while our mom’s were pregnant. And more.
Other things to take into account are (which fall into the category of “ingested”) are all the drugs and alcohol, including pharmaceuticals. Add to that, toxic chemicals and pollution.
Another one is what type of birth you had, natural or C-section, and if you were breastfed or not, and your early bond with your mother and other psychological influences.
General External Environment is very broad; what was the climate like? Cloudy and gloomy most or the time? (lending to S.A.D. – seasonal affective disorder) Another thing to take into consideration is, did you grow up in the country, or in a city? How hectic and fast-paced were the things going on around you? These things can have biochemical ramifications for children as they are maturing.
The mental and emotional effects of social, education, and financial status even play a role.
Internal Environment could be the biggest player in why gout is not genetic. Due to the toxic world we live in, our gut environment alone is assaulted continuously with massive amounts of synthetic chemicals from countless sources, one of the worst being antibiotics. This leads to devastating disruption of our Endocrine system (hormones) and contributes all kinds of acidic products into our bloodstream.
This new term, “exposome” is something to latch onto and ponder deeply the next time you hear yourself say, “gout runs in my family”.
What Do Your Genes Have To Do With Gout?
…or what do they not? That is the old, “nature vs nurture” debate.
Another interesting new term to ponder is “epigenetics” – “on top of genetics”. Epigenetics is the study of how genes are switched on or off, but it doesn’t change the genes themselves. This goes back to how the environment determines whether the genetic predisposition expresses or not. Here’s the cool term for it that is going around: “Genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.”
Another way that it has been explained is that the genes are like a script – like Romeo & Juliet – the story stays the same but it can be acted, directed, and produced in many different ways. So the story may be the same for you and me – we get gout, it hurts like hell, it screws up our lives for a few days…but gout is not genetic…it is the foolish way we keep going about our lives that continues to bring it on.
What To Do?
It has been summed up by so many people in similar ways – including me – I’ve got my video program that outlines my way of going about getting your health in order and killing your gout in the process. If you pay attention and really start working on these seven areas of your life, you too can negate the genetic propensity you may (or may not) have for gout:
- breathe deep, stay oxygenated
- stay hydrated
- eat real food
- chill – manage your stress
- identify toxins in your environment and avoid them
- move and exercise…in the sun as much as possible
- go to bed early, sleep a lot
These are the seven areas that I learned to keep myself gout free with and have helped thousands of other do the same – all the how-to is what Kill Your Gout FOR GOOD is all about.
☆ Remember: Gout is not genetic – and even if you do have any genetic propensity at all, it can be overcome by assessing your environmental influences and neutralizing them.
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Bert Middleton, The Original Gout Killer
“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 via their website TheGoutKiller.com
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!