The causes of gout… and the real causes of gout
After my first encounter with gout my doctor gave me the standard explanation of its causes.
He said that gout was caused by excess uric acid in the blood.
Uric acid is a byproduct of the processing of certain foods.
The uric acid comes from the liver as a waste product. It’s sent to the kidneys from where it is supposed to be removed from the body.
I had gout because, in a nutshell, gout is what you get when your body isn’t expelling all its uric acid.
The excess uric acid forms tiny, spike-shaped crystals.
Those crystals get into your bloodstream.
From there, they find their way into your joints.
And from time-to-time the immune system attacks them.
And when the immune system does that… the inflammation that results is experienced as a ‘gout attack’.
Also known as excruciating, awful pain.
If you suffer from gout then I truly feel for you. I know what you’re going through.
It’s been just over 2 years now since my final gout attack. But I still remember what it felt like.
Anyway, that was the doctor’s explanation of gout. So far, so simple.
Gout only gets worse
Over the first year or so my gout attacks went from one attack every 1 or 2 months, to monthly and then, occasionally, to every few weeks.
I started with the standard meds: anti-inflammatories, steroid jabs, drugs to reduce the uric acid in my blood….
Really, despite his best intentions I think my doctor was simply trying things out.
Treatments are offered as much in hope as in the expectation they’ll do anything.
But even when a drug did do some good I knew I was just managing the condition.
And I realized that for many gout sufferers this was the case.
They could swallow any number of pills, inject as much steroid as their bodies could handle… and avoid every suspect piece of food and drink.
The underlying problem – the actual cause of the gout – was still there, creating all sorts of problems for the body to deal with.
I followed the typical Do’s and Don’ts. It’s typical stuff – exercise more, lose weight, eat a balanced diet (whatever that is), eat less red meat, don’t smoke (I never have), go a couple of days a week without alcohol…
And it made precisely no difference to my gout at all.
Although, to be honest: if I knew then what I know now I wouldn’t have bothered with any of that.
Gout has dangerous risk factors
Things get a tiny bit worse.
During that first visit my doctor told me two other things. And I didn’t like either of them.
First, he pointed out that each gout attack makes another attack more likely. Once you’ve had a few attacks that’s about it… get ready for gout as a regular thing.
Some people that have had attacks of gout over a longer period can end up developing a more chronic, or persistent, form of gout.
It’s called chronic tophaceous gout and the pain and loss of mobility is life-altering and disabling.
Then he told me this.
Gout is a risk factor for other conditions – some of them even more serious than the gout itself.
In other words, because I had gout it was more likely that I’d get at least one of those other conditions.
And those other conditions included heart disease – particularly heart failure and strokes.
He added that gout was also a risk factor for obesity, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, stress and a number of unpleasant other conditions.
And there isn’t a limit on which of those afflictions I could find myself suffering from.
It might be that, in time, I contracted just one of them.
But it could be two of them. Or three.
The possibility of my gout being a risk factor for me suffering those all at once did shock me quite a bit.
I felt like I was just waiting for something else to go badly wrong with my health.
A simple plan
The next step is to follow Shelly’s 7-day plan.
It tightens up the ‘quick start’ advice and turns it into a solid, follow-along program.
The 7-day plan was the real clincher for me.
I am a pretty average cook – I’m competent but not at all skilled or adventurous. Turns out I didn’t need to be.
The plan takes away all the thinking and gives me, for the first week, something I can simply copy.
After the first 7 days I used Shelly’s advice to adapt the plan according to my own tastes.
Which was pretty easy – the plan is full of options so you can try different foods and see what you like best.
It’s all food you can buy in your supermarket. And it includes lots of nice stuff… the chocolate and strawberries desserts were real winners in my house!
This isn’t a weight-loss plan but…
This isn’t a weight-loss plan. So there isn’t any calorie counting or portion control. I was never hungry.
As a side note, I actually have now lost weight because of the plan – but that’s more to do with the fact that a healthy gut means fewer or no food cravings.
Remember – it’s bad bacteria that craves the food – not you. When they’re gone they take their cravings with them.
I did have a gout flare-up about 10 days after starting the program.
It was noticeably milder than others. It was painful but lasted about 5 days from beginning to end. Which is significantly shorter than what I’m used to.
However, what I didn’t know at that time was this…
that attack was the last one I would ever have.
My gout didn’t announce that it had thrown in the towel.
It just… stopped.
I had that last attack and never had another one. I am gout-free for life.
Now it’s your turn
There’s now thousands of us who no longer suffer gout because we tackled it at its cause. Instead of just tinkering with the symptoms.
I’m one of them.
Remember, I got gout for the same reasons you have it now.
An unhealthy gut microbiome meant that bacteria that should have been removing a third of my body’s uric acid… simply wasn’t.
That bacteria had diminished to the point that my kidneys were trying to deal with the acid on their own.
And they couldn’t cope.
Nor can yours.
It wasn’t that I was suddenly producing too much uric acid. It’s that my gut was no longer able to help my kidneys remove it from my body.
By following Shelly Manning’s program I ate myself back to health.
And the transformation – from gout to no gout – almost felt like magic.
You can possibly imagine it yourself.. what it would be like to simply never have any gout ever again.
Take my word for it, it’s wonderful!
No flare-ups, no pain, no being laid-up in bed for days waiting for the pain to subside.
No wondering if some future event will be messed up because I’m laid up in agony with another attack.
Just as pleasing is that I’ve also dramatically reduced my risks of suffering diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease and some cancers.
Shelly’s program lays it all out for us. No special knowledge is required. I found it easy.
This program is guaranteed
The End of Gout works. The science behind it is solid and accepted the world over.
Thousands of people like me – happy, ex-sufferers – will confirm that repairing unhealthy bacteria is the way to remedy conditions like gout…
…conditions that doctors typically struggle with – and never really cure.
And since there’s no doubt that you will enjoy the same results as the rest of us Shelly offers you a money-back guarantee.
If, any time within 60 days of you purchasing ‘The End of Gout’, your gout hasn’t completely gone she’ll give you your money back. Simple as that.
So you can afford to be good to yourself. And you can start saying goodbye to your gout right now.
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