If you are trying to figure what gout really is, can your actually call gout a disease? I mean, how does something get classified as a disease? It’s sort of like alcoholism or obesity being called a disease…like we don’t have any choice (victim!) about what we put in our mouths. Weird, although there have been times (in the past) when a beer was sitting on the bar right in front of me and just sort of flew down my throat before I even knew it.

I got so curious about the idea of gout disease, or why you could even call gout a disease and went searching around and found something good on Wikipedia that I could relate to – here it is:

“In humans, “disease” is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories.”

Aha! Gout Disease! “A Deviant Behavior”!

This is starting to make more sense. Now that I’ve been at this gout game for a while now, my perspective and outlook about what gout is and what to do about it continues to evolve.

Since I finally grew beyond the notion that you swallow synthetic chemicals (that your body really doesn’t want inside it in the first place) to try “fix” something that’s wrong with your “health”, I’ve sort of solved the gout mystery. You see, they often talk about gout symptoms, but…gout IS THE SYMPTOM! You’ve whacked out your system and you’re too acidic. This is just the harbinger of worse things to come bro.

You are the “go to” person for gout!
Seems you have really gotten into this. It’s a disease nobody really knows about. You are becoming the ‘go to’ person about Gout. Thanks so much.  ~ Jeff

So the real question is: “How did you get this way?” Your doctor, his insurance company, and the pharmaceutical industry would like you to believe that’s all genetic, (and that’s convenient . . . for them) but the fact of the matter is you’ve just plain made some piss poor choices about how you’re running life over the last 2o or 30 years. Hence…deviant behavior…dude, your a deviant.

Ok, ok…that’s all just for entertainment – you’re not really a deviant…in the usual context of the word, BUT your behavior has deviated from properly maintaining your miraculous body and the good health that it deserves. So you see, this is not a physical problem…it’s a mental problem – gout is a mental disorder. (lol! haha!)

The Tao of Gout

Let me explain. Gout, like any other physical problem, basically starts because of what you do…or don’t do. And everything you do or don’t do all starts as a decision…everything starts as a thought. So most physical maladies are just the result of what’s going on in your head.

  • How conscious you are of your breathing is the starting point.
  • How well hydrated you decide to keep yourself in next.
  • Then comes the choices about what to eat or not eat.

And lastly, the chemistry you stir up inside your body by getting pissed off, mad, and emotional in general is also within your mental control.


Now of course I could go on and on about all of this but I’m going to save it for another day and another juicy rant session. But just to finish up, it’s like this: If you want to control your inner gout beast, you have to watch your thoughts and where they come from…that’s the big one – where do your thoughts come from…(?!) Gout is now becoming a spiritual path to enlightenment!

   ☆ It’s all just a game…and it’s 90% mental.


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!