Is There a Specific “Diet” to Reduce Uric Acid?

No, there is not. But there are a number of different foods that are known to help help reduce uric acid that can be taken advantage of. Also there are other foods and food combinations that help to maintain a more alkaline inner body environment, and there is such a thing as an anti-inflammatory diet. Maintaining a diet that is anti-inflammatory in nature is very helpful to keep systemic, overall body inflammation down, and that goes a long way toward keeping gout at bay.

I have a page and a blog post about anti-inflammatory diets from years past that will give you a lot of information to “digest” – haha!

What To Eat, What Not To Eat

This is the age old question when it comes to gout and diet. Almost everyone thinks that they got gout because of something they ate in the last day or so. Relatively speaking, it is true that one food or another may have triggered an attack, but the toxic, acidic, weakened, inner body condition that allowed it to happen, has been a long time in the making.

Are there foods to avoid when you are operating with or from a weakened inner body condition? Sure, absolutely. They are probably all the very same foods you’ve been eating for the last 20 years. What foods should you be eating to heal your entire gastrointestinal system?  Finding the right foods that will improve your ability to breakdown and “use” the foods you eat, should be the real question.

You see, how well your stomach and entire digestive system breaks down the foods you eat, especially the proteins, has everything to do with how healthy you will be and how disease free you will remain. It is possible to regain and recover your natural ability resist disease completely, not just manage or delay the symptoms.

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You know I’ve been almost gout free since I found you. Between your straight up advice, your website, and research on the web, I think we got me under control, before I got some serious damage.  I just wish I could have downloaded your book on this smart phone of mine.  I’ve added a lot of alkalizing foods to my diet, but have not eliminated anything, except maybe portion sizes.  The Meat Cleaver is alkalizing, just do it and never give up, praise the Lord for you, I hope he has provided your a good and prosperous life, for your help to mankind.
~ Jimmy

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Is a Low Purine Diet Really The Answer?

If you look around the internet, (as I’m sure you probably have) you will find that everyone wants to tell you about what foods to avoid for gout – not what you can actually eat. What probably sounds familiar is to avoid red meat, shellfish, and beer. As I said above, there is some validity to that. But . . . what should you eat? What can you eat?

Interestingly enough, there are some valuable correlations when comparing a Low Purine Diet, the Paleo Diet, and the Acid/Alkaline Diet. With all three diets, you eat a limited or careful amount of animal products for proteins and fats, lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, and very little grain-based foods like breads and cereals. Rather than rewrite the post again, click the link and go check out my Low Purine Diet post.

I guarantee that you will be surprised by the similarities and you will definitely get on the right track with what you can and should be eating to avoid getting more gout attacks.

Gout and Restaurants

In the future, I predict that you will start seeing “gout friendly restaurants” – that’s how many people will be struggling with gout in the next 5, 10, 20 years unless we make a course correction. And I for one am working hard to see that come about.

Let me paint a picture for you. Restaurants, like the pharmaceutical industry, need to keep you coming back. Their livelihood depends on it. They are in business to make money. Like all business, you buy low and sell high. Inexpensive, nutrient devoid, processed food ingredients dominate the market. Restaurants are not in business to provide you with nutrient density.

The more processed foods you eat, either from restaurants or the grocery store, the more likely you are to get gout and spend many years struggling with it.

  Bottom Line:  To reduce uric acid, it’s a simple math problem: Eat the foods that don’t add to the problem, and eat the foods that will work to lessen the problem. Clean protein and fats, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.


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!