And the answer is: They Don’t Know.

The, Is Gout Genetic? question gets asked all the time when people start trying to figure out how they got gout and what the heck gout is.  There are a number studies that have been done that show a great deal of evidence that a gene variant may impede the ability of the kidneys to filter uric acid from the bloodstream. Is gout genetic? It’s inconclusive.


But if you ask me, Is gout genetic? I would say it’s more likely your Mom fed you crap and your Dad drank too much when you were little – and that’s probably why you’ve got gout.

It would be good to know whether on not it’s in your genes but, hey, let’s say it is…now what are you going to do?

There are plenty of diets to reduce uric acid and different foods to avoid gout, but the question really is: “Are you going to do what it takes to follow that diet and avoid those foods?”

Genetics, Hereditary, OR…Just The Same Damn Habits?

Let’s really talk about this for a while. Big Pharma is out to find a genetic link to EVERYTHING so they can make another pill and make another billion. Gout is not genetic. Gout is not hereditary. It’s social.

There is too much emphasis put on all this genetic crap. If you look at the societal, lifestyle patterns and habits of various populations, gout is just the result of people living like sheep: one following another, doing the same damn dumb thing just because the guy ahead of you is doing it. It’s pretty hard to eat good food these days because all the “food-like substances” in the grocery store have been processed and modified and altered in some way to make it more appealing for you to buy it – it has nothing to do with how healthy or nutritious it is for you! So the end result is…everybody just buys the same trash food that everybody else is buying!

We’ve all been programmed & conditioned to think that food is just food and you take pills to stay healthy.

If I was a religious man (I’m not, spiritual yes, religious no) I would say, “the end is near!” Big Agriculture produces food that makes you sick, so Big Pharma can make pills to cover up the symptoms, while Big Insurance has their hand in your pocket to make you pay for it all.

That’s SICK!

Beyond that, it’s not just the crappy food that gives you gout – it’s the crappy air you breathe and your crappy breathing habits, (we all breathe like crap, but I’m working on that) the water we drink is crappy – so crappy we don’t even want to drink so we’re dehydrated, the massive amounts of toxic chemicals we come in contact with – in a million different ways – everyday, we don’t exercise, we don’t sleep, and we stress WAY to much. It’s not just the food brother!

If you’re one of those people that have bought into all this gout is genetic bullshit, look in the mirror and slap yourself up side the head, then pull your head out yer ass! YOU…and you alone are responsible for your gout and your health in general. It’s time for you to grab that big old gout bull by the horns and hang on for the full 8 seconds. It ain’t yer mommy and daddies fault…

Stop Gout Pain Now

It really is the whole point of why I built this site. We can influence our genetics by what we eat and the way we live our lives.

   ☆ Remember:  Genetics or not…I’m not going let gout get me. Are you?


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!