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The GoutPal Plan for Gout Foodies helps if you think food is the answer to curing your gouty arthritis. You need a good foundation diet to start controlling uric acid. So forget purines, and focus on tasty healthy meals. Start eating for #gout health today.
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The only way to control #gout is to control #uricacid. Use Medical Uric Acid Levels, not statistical norms. http://ow.ly/St2w30jy2ms
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What is gout?

Medical definitions say arthritis from high uric acid. But definitions don't make you well.

Get personal answers to help stop your #gout now.

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Most read discussion yesterday :)

But, nobody added their thoughts :(
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Great post from +Collective Evolution and +Lawlor Clinic

There's a link to the original research in the article. It compares affects alkaline and acid forming diets (as loved by +Foodary )  on uric acid clearance. Would be better if it was on gout sufferers rather than healthy people, but still useful. Diets used in the research:
(alkaline diet)
White rice 100 g, rye bread 70 g, pasta 80 g, starch 20 g, hard tofu 50 g, silken tofu 50 g, pressed tofu 30 g, fried tofu 6 g, okara 40 g, green soybeans 10 g, milk 150 g, carrot 20 g, leaf vegetable 65 g, tomato 120 g, pepper (red & yellow) 30 g, pumpkin 80 g, green onion 15 g, onion 50 g, cucumber 60 g, cabbage 60 g, lettuce 30 g, garlic 5 g, potato 100 g, aroid 45 g, yam 30 g, mushroom 40 g, kiwi 70 g, pineapple 50 g, walnuts 15 g, dried seaweed 1 g, sugar 8 g, honey 20 g, olive oil 5 g, salad oil 10 g, dressing 8 g, butter 10 g, soy saurce 5 g, vinegar 3 g, soup prepared from dried bonito and tangle 180 g, alcohol for cooking 15 g, miso(fermented soybeans paste) 7 g, sauce 20 g, Japanese basil 1 g, sweet cooking rice wine 4 g, salt 0.5 g, pepper 0.06 g, mayonnaise 10 g.
(acidic diet)
White rice 185 g, roll 75 g, pasta 20.5 g, starch 6 g, pork shoulder 90 g, cero 90 g, chicken breast fillet 30 g, squid 30 g, egg 100 g, processed cheese 20 g, carrot 50 g, broccoli 20 g, snap pea 20 g, asparagus 20 g, green onion 10 g, bamboo sprout 40 g, corn 25 g, onion 50 g, burdock 15 g, sprout 20 g, tomato saurce 15 g, soy source 6 g, salt 0.8 g, sweet cooking rice wine 12 g, alcohol for cooking 20 g, pepper 0.09 g, miso 9 g, consommé 1 g, soup prepared from dried bonito and tangle 170 g, mayonnaise 9 g, butter 3 g, salad oil 6 g, sugar 9 g, strawberry jam 20 g.

Who else likes an alkalizing diet for #gout?
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I couldn't resist this from +Sherldine Tomlinson​ via +HealthQuotes.ca
What's not to like about cherries?
Who wouldn’t love cherries. Apart from tasting really good, they also offer very good nutritional value. #foodbenefits   #nutritiontips   #healthyeating   #healthyfood  
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Are you hiding from Gout?

Nobody likes to admit they've got a serious illness, but #gout  will not go away if you do nothing.

Stop ignoring your gout issues, and take control now: http://www.goutpal.com/7777/are-you-a-gouty-ostrich/
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And a third review of the recent #gout  and #DECT  report, from +MedPage Today 

I'm still saying that the Dual Energy CT impact on gout treatment will be much greater than the impact on diagnosis.

The gout future is bright - the gout future is DECT
Dual-energy CT may help in the definitive diagnosis of gout, which can sometimes be missed with microscopic crystal analysis alone, a prospective study suggested. http://bit.ly/1fnBoqb
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Another nice summary of the recent #gout  amd #DECT  report.

My earlier comments about this being the backbone of a new way to look at gout treatment still apply.
Is the gold standard for confirming painful gout in foot about to be replaced?

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women. The increasing obesity and diabetes rates over the past 20 years are believed to be a factor.

Although gout can often be diagnosed by history and exam, the most reliable means of diagnosing gout is by using a needle to draw fluid from an affected painful joint and examining for uric acid crystals under a polarizing microscope.

A new Mayo Clinic study used a special x-ray technique known as dual-energy CT scans and found gout in one-third of patients whose joint fluid tested negative for the disease. While more expensive, the CT scans allowed rheumatologists to diagnose gout and treat patients appropriately with the best medication.

Source: http://mayocl.in/O24tA6
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