“How Does Allopurinol Really Work?”

7pm MST, Wednesday, April 30, 2015

line-breakYeah, good question!  Does allopurinol really work?  If I do say so myself, I do a pretty good job of explaining how allopurinol works on this video.

This was a great topic for this Gout Hangout.  So many people are searching for the answers to gout and what to do about it.  Many people, like me, don’t want to take the drugs.  In today’s modern world with all the choices and temptations, keeping yourself gout free isn’t always easy.


Does Allopurinol Really Work…For Everybody?

What you’ll find out when you watch the video, is that allopurinol is an “analog” – it looks like xanthine and hypoxanthine.  Those two combine to make uric acid.  They are easier for our bodies to eliminate than uric acid.  So, if you add more – of something that looks like uric acid – the body says to itself, “self, I’ve got enough xanthine and hypoxanthine now, I don’t need to make any more.”  The net result is less uric acid in the blood.

All of this is explained really well on my allopurinol page.

Here is the more interesting thing that I have been obsessed with for many years:  Do we need to lower uric acid? Or do we just need to make sure it stays in solution?  Does allopurinol really work?  Or, how bad do we need it to work?

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Hi Bert thanks for the reply. I too thought that as well – don’t rely on the pill poppin.  I have given up on the allopurinol and all those pills I was swallowing last year and it’s been great.  I also have taken note of the food table you have on your site.  I eat the foods that are on the table but all moderately, not the huge plates I use to have before.  I start every morning with my baking soda and water drink before eating and my weight has dropped and with all my exercise.  I now weigh in at 110kg and my pants size has dropped from 125 cm to 110.

Keep your posts comin’ – it’s been great and they help me understand “BEATIN DOWN THE GOUT!”   Have a great week!


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If we can live a clean life and take care of ourselves the way Jack LaLanne told us to, maybe we can naturally keep the uric acid lower, and, keep it in solution.  That way, we can keep those show stopping crystals from forming and blowing up into a gout attack.

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  Watch the video and I promise you a much better understanding of allopurinol.  This is what you need to make an informed choice about whether or not your want to commit to a lifetime of being on it or not.



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!