Walking With Gout

Walking With Gout

I have replaced this June 2011 walking with gout discussion with Should I Walk with Gout. But you can still read the old details below. But you will get better gout walking information if you follow the links in this announcement: Walking, Swimming and Gout Update 1. Keith has updated Gout and Exercise to reduce Uric Acid to include new evidence to show that aerobic exercise for 45 days can reduce uric acid. Also, he has written new advice to answer Should I Walk with Gout. 2. I have grouped new exercise discussions for gout sufferers into the Gout and Exercise Forum. Similarly, I have created a Should I Walk with Gout Forum. So please join those discussions and add your own questions, experiences, and opinions about walking and swimming with gout. Please remember if you want personal help with any aspect of gout, the new place to ask is GoutPal's Gout Forum. So we look forward to chatting with you about your walking,...
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Does Medical Marijuana Help With Gout?

Does Medical Marijuana Help With Gout?

In tidying the old forums, I repeat the following question in it's entirety: Hello Everyone I hope this subject isn't that taboo on the forums, if the admin deems this as an unfit thread for this forums then please remove it at all costs, as I come from a legal state where I was able to get a prescription for MMJ. I am in no way advocating its use or in anyway promoting it, but I came here with some questions/thoughts and would love to get some feedback from fellow sufferers. I have read on a few websites that cannabis mite be a possible candidate as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis, seeing as how gout is considered a form of arthritis it may seem that MMJ may be beneficial for gout sufferers. And there are other sites where it states that MMJ justs act like morphine in the sense that it helps the users forget about the pain while under the effects...
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Gout & Sex

[Transferred from old forum Jan 2010] Does sex cure gout? If not, can I tell my wife it does anyway? Does sex cure gout? If not, can I tell my lovely wife it does anyway? Any studies, credibly documented? or completely made up.. are welcome. ;-) Gout & Sex Responses Summary This is a selection of responses which may be edited to remove spelling mistakes, off-topic comments, etc. Please revive the discussion by adding your own responses in the comments box below. Continue reading about Gout & Sex...
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Healthy Gout Food

In my search for antioxidants for my previous message, I found an interesting approach to healthy gout food. The article about food is not specifically about gout, but a lot of the food listed is high antioxidant. Certainly, none of it should make gout worse, and the presentation gave me a new idea for healthy gout food. Dr David Heber is well known for his "What Color is Your Diet?" book. I found some fascinating information from him about nutrition and antioxidants. He has grouped food by color, and I think the plan is to try and eat something from each color group every day. Well, if he can do it, why can't I? The color groups are Red, Green, Green/Yellow, Red/Purple, Orange, Orange/Yellow, White/Green. Before I continue with these groups, I'd like to share some of Dr Heber's comments, as they are very relevant to healthy gout food. The first is very relevant to those gout sufferers, like me, who are trying...
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Gout Coffee

Another short gout question, just asked, is gout coffee. There are a couple of important things to know about gout and coffee. Recent research indicates that coffee drinkers have less chance of getting gout. Now that is not quite the same as saying that coffee protects you from gout, as it is a statistical, rather than clinical report. Having said that, the figures look quite convincing. It is also relevant that coffee is a source of antioxidants, so maybe that is the reason that coffee is good for gout. (more…)...
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Food List High In Potassium

This answers the short gout question, "food list high in potassium." I have produced a table that lists foods high in potassium. Most gout sufferers should not worry about potassium. If you eat a healthy gout diet (see my Gout Diet Section), you will get adequate amounts of potassium. The right amount of potassium is important for good health, but you must not eat too much. You must (more…)...
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L-carnitine and Uric Acid

I've just read a fascinating study about a substance called L-carnitine and it's effect on uric acid. The study is not concerned with gout, but anything related to uric acid interests me. This particular study looks at how uric acid rises after strenuous exercise. The fact that exertion raises uric acid is the reason why I recommend gentle exercise for gout sufferers - exercise is important to aid mobility and help weight loss, but too much can have a bad effect. L-Carnitine L-carnitine is currently being promoted widely as an anti-aging / anti-dementia supplement. It is produced naturally in the body if sufficient lysine (an amino acid found in protein), vitamins B1, B6 and iron is available. It is available from diet - mainly muscle and organ meat, fish and milk products. The study about uric acid, exercise, and l-carnitine (L-Carnitine L-tartrate supplementation favorably affects markers of recovery from exercise stress) uses a commonly available carnitine supplement LCLT, combining L-carnitine with L-tartrate. In the study,...
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