You never would have thought so huh? With everyone telling you to keep red meat out of your gout diet, I’m sure that drinking a tasty, steaming cup of bone broth a few times a week is the furthest thing from your mind when it comes to taming gout.  But I’ve got good news for you!


Bone Broth, Glycine, and Uric Acid

Plain and simple, here’s what you need to know:

Glycine helps clear uric acid.

It’s been known for quite some time and is considered by some to be a treatment for gout. Glycine is an amino acid and neurotransmitter that is plentiful in good old bone broth.

Bone broth is making a big comeback these days. There are a number of companies that now produce it and there are even drive up windows for it just like a Starbucks! Check out this new happening thing going on in NYC – Brodo!

I’m very excited to turn you on to this because as far as I’m concerned, it marks a big shift in the nutritional thinking of the American population – we are finally realizing that you can’t game Mother Nature and trick our bodies with synthetic chemicals put together to “look” like nutrients.

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Bert you are the BOMB!!! I am on it! The Apple Cider Vinegar is the best thing ever for his blood pressure. I am going to try to get him to a place he is off all meds (with the doctor’s approval of course).

Thanks for the help!


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Where Does Bone Broth Come From?

You make it yourself. My wife Sharon – sometimes known as The Gout Wife – has now started her nutritional therapy practice here in Denver and she will be doing a lot with recipes and much more – stayed tuned for more from Gut Level Nutrition!

But in the meantime, if you do a quick search for bone broth recipes on the interweb, you will find a lot of them. The most important thing to know is that you have to start with high quality bones. Grocery stores that sell organic produce and consciously raised animal products will have them. You don’t want to be getting the bones from toxic, commercially raised beef or other animals.

Someone else I want to promote is Raine Saunders and her website, She has a great post about bone broth, all the reasons why you should make it, and a great recipe for how to do it.

  Bottom-line:  Bone broth is good for gout! Nutrient dense, properly prepared, whole foods are the foundation of good nutrition and the starting point of an effective gout diet.


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!