I Am Inspired.

…and so grateful. Because the distance between now and my last gout attack has become so huge, I’ve sort of forgotten what it’s like to be bewildered, confused and wondering what can I do about gout. Ronald snapped me back to reality.

Of course, the question, “what can I do about gout?” comes up everyday and I’ve got a lot of answers. And it feels great to help people get beyond this wretched scourge, but sometimes I get worried that since I cleaned up my diet and so much more, I haven’t had an attack in so long, maybe I’m not qualified to tell people who to get over gout anymore…? Maybe I should give myself a gout attack just so I can relate…? (that thought always passes quickly)

Nevertheless, I figured out what I can do about gout and I knew I was onto something. Ronald Brooks is someone who has become a friend, and we email occasionally. He repeatedly inspires the HELL out of me with the progress that he’s made in killing the f%$king gout beast.

So I asked him if it would be ok to share what he wrote in one of his last emails and he agreed. I’m extremely happy to hand Ronald the mic and let him run with the ball – check it out:

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What Can I Do About Gout? This:

Hey Bert,

Wow so much to tell you about.  I have traveled a bit lately and while it was harder I really went all over the place to stick with the diet.  I would like to share with you more later when I have time.

It is great to see all the comments towards you and how much you are helping people.  You really do make a great guide for us all.

I saw a FB comment and response from someone who newly has gout, and while I am 150% with you about the diet and lifestyle now, it took me several months to get where I am and I am still learning and trying.  If people had some steps to focus on it would probably help.  I know you do not like to focus on purine foods but to give people a list of what to cut out first I think really helps.  It is what I did first as I started learning.  In those first few days, if someone can focus on getting out of their diet:

  • Beer and hard liquor
  • red meat, beef, pork, lamb etc
  • Hi purine seafood= Anchovy, sardine, tuna
  • Soda and processed foods with sugar

Then they can focus on reading and learning and going from there.  Here are the other tips for the newbies:

* At first drink only water (with lemon juice if they like) until they understand what sugar does and what all the stuff they drink has in.  Again my drinks are now only:

  • Kombucha
  • Water
  • Smoothie (Cherry juice, other low sugar fruit juice, sometimes almond milk, chia/flax seeds, banana, kale, frozen fruit, hemp protein)
  • And a little bit of wine

* Find places out that you can eat until you learn how to prepare food at home that is healthy and safe to eat.  Good places are salad bars and Mediterranean places, even some pizza places that offer lots of salad options, Asian places where you can get veggie dishes

** Eat snacks all day long so you are not hungry for junk food:

  • Dried Fruit
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Almonds
  • Granola (make sure no preservatives and sugar is no more than double the fiber ratio)

The reason I say this stuff is again I think it is really tough in the beginning to figure out what to do.  It takes a while to read all the stuff out there.  If everyone gets the message that gout is a precursor to heart disease then they will continue to search like I did.

Take care and again thanks for being there J

Ronald Brooks

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Thank YOU Ronald – YOU ROCK!

The funny thing about this whole Gout Killer effort is that, none of this is anything new – I’ve just been doing the proverbial, “standing on the shoulders of giants” thing. When I learned, little-by-little, about how the cells work, and what acid/alkaline balance is, the whole game changed.

The really great thing is that Ronald and so many others have taken the information, made it theirs, and are now living life beyond the annoying pain of gout.

If you keep hearing, “what can I do about gout?!” echoing in your head – in-between sobs and winces – click on one of the buttons below and let’s get busy.

   ☆ Gout is easy…when you know what to do! 


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!