Because gout and obesity seem to go hand-in-hand, this seemed like a good thing to bring some attention to. All too often when I’m talking with people about their gout problem, they relate to me that they have been battling being over-weight. Since I take so much of the information I operate from to shape my own kill gout diet, I’ve come use Dr. Theodore Baroody’s book, “Alkalize or Die”, as a good reference for what is going with all these health conditions, including gout and obesity.

What is more alarming however, is that gout and obesity are growing at an alarming rate. Why is that? In my usual snooping around I found this article from The New Zealand Herald about an odd thing that is happening concerning childhood obesity – check it out:

Risky Feel-Good Fat Love  ~ Paul Little

For many years those in the fashion industry – including designers and their accomplices, the magazine editors – have been charged with glorifying unhealthily thin female bodies. Impressionable young females, and occasionally males, are said to have developed potentially lethal eating disorders as a result.

So it’s surprising to see those same magazines, particularly those aimed at teenagers, including fat people in their features. Any story along the lines of “I have a secret pet” or “I’m a witch on the weekend”, in which several people tell all about nothing in particular, is now likely to include a token fat person.

Fat, by the way, is the word weight-diversity activists have reclaimed to describe themselves.

Television shows, particularly those from the United States, include fat people in their casts or, in the case of news and current affairs shows, among their presenters.

The justification is that these positive role models will make fat people feel better about themselves. It’s indeed crucial that fat people feel good about themselves, but not good about being the size of a stadium.

Does This Shine a Little More Light on Gout and Obesity?

While this article does have some merit in not allowing excessive weight to be considered normal, I want to clarify that what is not OK is that it signals and demonstrates a state of dangerous un-health. While here in the US the statistics have the number of people suffering with gout at 8.3 million, what are we going to do about the coming years and how are kids are going to deal with this kind of out-of-control gout and obesity?

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Hi!! Wanted to update you on things. I am doing great! Been drinking my tea, taking epsom salt baths and keeping my ph balanced. Drinking lots of water and eating right (except for the cake and a few Filipino food treats on my daughter’s 18th bday last week). I haven’t had to use a walker OR cane and I am just so happy right now. Losing weight slowly and no more fast/junk food. Thank you again so much for taking the time last month to help me. I swear my life has changed and I don’t want to go back to the way it was again. I can’t believe I can do my workout DVDs now too ?
Wishing you a wonderful day!
~ Lany

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Where does the responsibility lay? Ultimately, gout and obesity like every other condition of health, is something that we all have to take personal responsibility for. I’ve never accidentally put anything in my mouth and eaten it. What’s more is that it’s not that difficult to instinctively know that nearly everything thing that comes in a box, bag, can, or a bottle is relatively to extremely not good for your health.

Breathe deep, drink lots of good water, eat real food…that’s how to control gout and obesity.

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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!