How do you get good clean food for killin’ gout? Gardening for gout is the ultimate way!

There a two good reasons for doing your own garden in an effort to manage your gout diet:

  1. You can control the nutrient-density of the soil
  2. You can tailor the foods you grow to your specific nutritional imbalances and deficiencies

Most people don’t think of it like that – growing a garden is just something fun to do and it is – nothing wrong with that. In fact, getting your hands in the soil is a helpful method to add your gout killing arsenal; it slows you down, gets you back in touch with Mother Nature, AND wipes the stress right out of your head.

So get out there! Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

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Bert, It was a great class you gave at Natural Grocers. You said if I e-mailed you would send me the recipe for a gout attack for my brother. Thank you again. ~ Phyllis

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Foods to Grow for Gout

Now since it’s already the end of July, this obviously has to be a reference for your gout gardening plans for next year.

Most of the time you hear about all the gout foods you’re supposed to avoid and it sometimes includes vegetables – for the most part, that’s bunk – do what your Momma told you to do and eat your vegetables. Most likely, if you had listened to her when you were younger you wouldn’t be in the gout mess you’re in today.

However, there is one type of vegetables that you may want to experiment with and be careful with – (I don’t) – and that is “nightshade” vegetables. The most common ones are potatoes, tomatoes, and all kinds of peppers. In this article from Natural News, they outline how nightshades contribute to arthritis for many people, but don’t really single out gout.

If you have limited space and skills in regards to growing food, see the list below. These are some of the easiest foods to grow and depending on how well you amend your soil, they are loaded with minerals and vitamin power:

  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Beets
  • Kale



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Amending Your Soil For Complete Nutrition

This is actually a very important and somewhat involved process that requires some investigation and study. Lucky for me, The Gout Wife (Sharon) has her certification in Permaculture Design so I can just ask her. But there are a few things that need to be considered as you “grow your soil” year by year.

Drainage, and clay or sand content are factors that determine what measures you need to implement to create proper nutrition of the soil…which ends up being YOUR nutrition. This a big – HUGE – piece of the getting-healthy-and-kill-your-gout puzzle – what you need to remember is this:

  • Soil Is Alive…and the healthier IT is, the healthier YOU are.

Brings new meaning to “organically grown” doesn’t it? Pesticides kill…the soil.


Herbs for Gout

In gardening for gout, there are some herbs that you can grow fairly easily. Although the ones that are most commonly associated with controlling or alleviating gout pain, these garden varieties are not the same ones but, still have some excellent health-promoting qualities.

  • Dill
  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon balm
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley

These are all the herbs The Gout Wife has growing in The Gout Garden.

  Remember!  When it comes to gardening for gout, taking time to stop and smell the wild flowers may be just as important as growing the vegetables you eat!


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!

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