I have suffered from gout for more than 10 years.At the beginning I was having attacks
every 6 months. Then gradually I was getting them every 3 months, then every month and eventually
every week.It started at my big toe and then it was moving sometimes in my knees,and generally
all around my joints in my feet.And the pain was agonising.
I have tried all the cures you can imagine.I tried ACV, lemons, drinking a lot of water but to no avail.
I tried water fasting, juice fasting,baking soda again without success,
I almost gave up meat having it only once a week ,gave up alcohol completely,again no success.
I was living on vegetables, LOTS and lots of fresh fruit, milk ,cheese beans and so on .My eating habits
could not be healthier ,or so I thought.But my gout was worsening.
Then I decided to increase the amount of fruit I was eating, thinking that if some fruit is healthy, more
fruit will be more healthy.Some days I was eating fruit only ,others over 10 portions a day.
And alas my gout instead of improving it became chronic ,I had it all the time.
I was desperate I did not know what to do.And then one day accidentally I read an article about fructose
which is contained in fruit in large quantities.It said that it increases uric acid in a matter of minutes.
Fructose is also present in table sugar, and in HFCC, which is used in soft drinks.
I put two and two together and realised what I was doing wrong.
I stopped eating fruit and all other sugars for a period of 3 weeks,and by magic I saw a dramatic
improvement.Pain was gone swelling was gone I was fine.
I re introduced fruit again in my diet but reducing them to 1 or 2 a day and my gout almost disappeared.
I do eat more meat now, and occasionally have an alcoholic drink, and thank God I everything seems to be
Fructose was my enemy.
Hi Donis, thank you so much for posting this. I was beginning to lose faith too. I'm only 36 years old and have had gout since the last 2 years or so, completely giving up alcohol, getting a liver flush, colonic to improve my digestive and waste system.
I thought only fructose from drinks would be bad for gout, but you're implying it's natural fructose too, which will explain me having extremely paingul gout last night after drinking a very sweet smoothy.
I take pure Glucose which does not affect gout.
You start off for 2 weeks having no sugar at all,no fruit no cakes or soft drinks.after that you limit your fuctose intake to 15-25 grams a day, and continue until you are completely gout free.After about 6 months to a year you can increase your fructose intake and still remain gout free.