Recently I attended a Celiac Disease Support Group to learn more about the disease and why there is so much reference to celiac disease and how that relates to various types of gout diets.

I certainly got one heck of an education! There is so much more to Celiac Disease and the world of gluten intolerance than I ever imagined!

Isn’t Celiac Disease Just Plain Gluten Intolerance?  NO!

According to the National Digestive Disease Information Clearing House, Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune disorder.  When the afflicted person eats foods or applies body care products that contain gluten, their body’s immune system responds by attacking the villi in the small intestine, eventually rendering them useless.  The villi are the structures on the inside surface of the small intestine that transport nutrients from digested food into the blood stream so they can be carried to every cell in the body.  For a person with Celiac Disease, the damaged and destroyed villi prevent the absorption and utilization of nutrients, not matter how much food is eaten.

I always thought that Celiac Disease and “gluten intolerant” were the same thing but obviously they’re not; Celiac Disease is a much more serious problem that can lead to malnutrition, loss of calcium and bone density, lactose intolerance, cancer, and neurological complications.

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I’m happy to have you as my gout coach. I really needed the support. There are not too many of us out there and the ones that are prefer to just rely on drugs. That is why I felt so alone in my struggle. After reviewing your Session on movement I had an epiphany when you said how acidic a body can get after over exertion. Then I though to myself the last two times I felt gouty was after working out waaay too hard. But, I never actually made the correlation. I just thought lactic acid and uric acid were two different things and were not related in terms of gout. I have learned to moderate my workouts to about an hour and I just did yoga last night. I felt good and was able to sleep good last night. Usually I worked out hard for like 3-4 hours, totally red-lined it, then would feel super hungry after 4 hours. I would eat a small meal, then would try to ignore my hunger cravings for another few hours, then I would just pig out and stay up all night cuz my body can’t relax from all the adrenaline still in my body. In retrospect it seemed extremely counterintuitive when my goal was to be healthier and prevent gout. I am so happy to have you as my personal gout coach. Life is hard enough as is, and when you add gout on top of that it can get too damn overwhelming. It is hard enough to do it alone, but knowing I have you on my side gives me a great sigh of relief and more confidence that I can finally succeed. ~ Roland

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What Are The Celiac Disease Symptoms?

As far as gluten intolerance goes, there can be varying degrees from mild intestinal inflammation and irritation to more common Celiac-type symptoms such as intermittent diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating.

The decrease in absorption of nutrients or mal-absorption that occurs with Celiac Disease can cause all kinds of vitamin deficiencies that will deprive your brain, the nervous system, bones, liver and other organs of vital nourishment they need to function properly.

     Remember!  Gout thrives in a weak body.  Get educated about Celiac Disease and make sure its not contributing to your gout struggle.


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!