Here’s a short gout summary of “what is gout?

Gout in a Nutshell

Gout is when there is a high level of uric acid in the bloodstream. The uric acid then forms needle-like crystals in and around various joints in the body.

The symptoms of gout include swelling, redness, and warmth and stiffness in the affected joint. It can also be accompanied by a low-grade fever. The unbearable pain comes from two sources: the crystals inside the joint, and the inflamed tissues around the joint.

Men are more likely to develop gout than women. The general understanding of what causes gout is consuming foods with high purine content, the body creating too much uric acid itself, or the body’s inability to excrete the uric acid fast enough.

Phew. I’m glad we’re done with our little gout summary. Little by little over the last 13 years I’ve become very familiar with all of that information and maybe you have too. A large part of my “what is gout” story is that at the age of 41 we discovered that I have only one kidney! This caused me to be very concerned about the use of prescription drugs. My gout story is twisted, you really should check it out – it’s quite a gout summary…if you know what I mean.

As I mentioned before, I’m not a doctor. So with that I would like to issue my own Disclaimer.

Anything and everything that you find here is
based on my own experience and/or my own research
and is not intended to replace the the direction or
advise of your doctor.

My purpose here is to pass on what I’ve found that has worked for me and taken me from being on gout medication and still having an average of 2 gout attacks per month to no gout attacks at all.

Because there are other complications that can raise havoc besides just gout, my doctor is monitoring me closely to make sure I continue to bring my uric acid levels down, which I am working on furiously. I’ll keep you posted.

I’d also like to state for the record that while I’ve discovered a natural way to be free of gout, western doctors and their medicine have a valuable place in controlling and managing this incredibly painful condition. What I’ve become more focused on is the common symptom of all types of arthritis and many serious diseases: Inflammation

So when you ask me, “what is gout?”, my answer is “inflammation”…painful inflammation. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

Come find out more about the different ways that inflammation occurs in the body, what causes it and how I’ve managed to escape it…and ultimately what’s in it for you: No More Gout!

   ☆ Did leave anything out of my gout summary?!


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!