I get asked this question every day. I could answer it in my sleep! But here’s the kicker: What is good for gout for one guy, might not be what’s good for the next guy or girl. Comprende?

What To Do About Gout

This is always the hard question: “How do you treat a gout attack?” Or, “How do you prevent gout from happening in the first place?” Preventing gout is WAY easier than struggling to get rid of one. In fact, I do my best to make it easy to free yourself from a gout attack in my “Kill Your Gout NOW! Handbook” – it’s my e-book that helps you get beyond a gout attack in 2 to 4 hours.

Lets talk more about what is good for gout…in the long run. The things you need to do to keep yourself free from gout are also going to have a dramatic IMPACT on your overall health. So in a way, you really need to thank your gout for giving you the heads up that it’s time make some changes…before it’s too late.

The One Thing…

There is no one thing – sorry. There was no one thing that gave you gout and there is no one thing that is going to get you out of it. The human body is a complex organization of systems – when one goes down, it affects all the others.

So here is how I’ve been personally successful  and in helping a lot of other people. What causes gout pain is uric acid crystallizing the joints right? Uric acid actually has an important role as an antioxidant in the body, but when it’s get excessive, it causes problems.

What it comes down to is helping the kidneys to manage uric acid and all other types of acidic substances in the body – good and bad. The kidneys are an amazing organ that either retain or let go of different materials depending on what the body needs.

The problem is that as we get ourselves all tox-ed out – we then start to clog up the blood vessels and lymph vessels that serve the kidneys and help them to function the way they’re supposed to. So when you ask, “what is good for gout?”, the real question you’re asking is, “what is good for the kidneys?” …even though you didn’t know it.

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Hi Bert,

The “remedy” of BS and ACV worked immediately as you said it would. A steady diet of banana-blueberry smoothies, green tea and celery on Day 2 has kept the swelling down. Not sure what caused the flare up as we eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean beef, chicken and fish, and moderate alcohol use. Your theory of too much acid, possibly caused by stress, makes sense. Will try lemon-infused water to make my body more alkaline – plus continue the bananas, celery and cherries. Other ideas welcome. The drugs the doctor prescribed were making me sick, so your remedy (other than the ACV ? was a welcome relief.


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What IS Good for Gout…and the Kidneys?

I know you want me to go into some sort of technical mumbo-jumbo and give you some tips and tricks or some kind of “secret” right? Sorry, I’m not doing that either. But I am going to tell you how to give your kidneys some LOVE…

  • Stop Poisoning Your Body!

We live in a toxic world. There are toxins in the air, in our water, in our food, and what’s even weirder is that all those things get in touch with our skin and soak right into the blood. When that happens, it bypasses the normal processes of digestion which can help to deal with those things.

So here it is:

  • Breathe deep and full and make sure you’re breathing clean air – buy an air purifier if you need to!
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day and make sure you’re drinking the very best water you can.
  • Eat as much of your food as “single ingredient foods” – an apple is a single ingredient food. Avoid processed foods and restaurants.
  • Manage your stress: Breathe! And find a way to consistently “let go” so that you don’t create a toxic inner environment with negative thoughts.
  • Be aware of the benign poisonous chemicals in your environment and make adjustments: smog, household cleaners and laundry detergents, paints, inks, dusts, etc.
  • Exercise – still the best, easiest, free-est thing to do – and even recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil – is…Walk. Just walk, at least 3 times a week – make yourself do it.
  • Sleep – the body, especially the liver, is working hard to clean up and make the necessary repairs while you are sleeping. Get lots of sleep.

  ☆  Remember!  What is good for gout is…COMMON SENSE!


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!