What is gout and what causes it? I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve ever heard that question. This to how Scott Killberg, “The Video Foot Doc” explains it below.

…a very western medicine rendition of what is gout and what causes it. Is that all there is to it? Scotty did a good job of describing “uric acid gout” – the typical “you ate the foods that cause gout” story that goes along with let’s treat those symptoms of gout with “medicines for gout”.

There’s more to the story…one that doesn’t sell as many pills.

What Is Gout and What Causes It – Version #2

If you’ve been reading any of my stuff, the gout medications didn’t do the trick for me; my gout relief came from “natural” gout treatment. Learning about cellular health, what antioxidants and free radicals are, and how acidity (acidosis) in general builds up in our bodies brought me the answers to what is gout and what causes it. Focusing on uric acid and the foods to avoid with gout is very narrow-minded; we create so much acidity in our bodies not only from the foods we eat and the drinks we drink but also from stress, poor hydration, environmental chemicals that we breathe or that is absorbed through our skin, shallow breathing, bad air and so much more. Thinking about uric acid only as the cause of gout is how the pharmaceutical companies continue to sell massive amounts of medication for gout.

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Bert, Just a note to say I appreciate your follow up emails.  It keeps reminding me of the lifestyle changes to keep in place to avoid the F-ing gout.  :o)  ~ Patrick

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Ok…All I Want To Know Is How To Get Rid Of It!

Actually, there is no real “gout cure”. However, when you start to understand gout and health from a cellular perspective it changes the way you live…and your relationship with gout. Thinking in terms of the life-long accumulation of acidic substances that have become trapped and built-up in your tissues, as well as the daily addition of toxins is the thing to be focused on to learn to live with and manage gout successfully. Then, what is gout and what causes it starts to take on a whole new meaning and not only does gout becomes less intense and less frequent, but your overall health starts to soar along with it.

How do you answer, “What is gout and what causes it?”


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!