So do you suffer from Gout

Just read the attached Gout book, very interesting suggests Purines you eat or alcohol is not the problem, but fructose, sugars and carbs.

My gout increased in Thailand, so much so that I now take Allopurinol. However, my Dr here and I are working on treating the problem, whereas high uric acid which allopurinol treats is only the symptom rather than the problem.

I am using which allow detailed logging of your diet. Seems I started thinking healthy fruit juice, fresh fruit healthy breakfast, Hero black cherry. Increased rice, increased seafood and fish, less meat, no chicken more veg and less alcohol would improve my diet, according to the nutritionalists.

Wrong!! Turns out that has increased my sugar intake and carb intake and although I am exercising more and have lowered my weight the response is lower insulin activity which means my kidneys are not excreting the uric acid and the higher intake of sugars is increasing my uric acid levels.

So now cutting out those so called healthy things. Stop rice so much, more balance with potatoes and pasta, cut out the increased sugar so I can get back to the alcohol I used to drink.

This book is rather good at helping those who are still treating the symptoms. I aim to be off allopurinol by September now and back to where I was.

One thing I also want to research is the effect of MSG on gout as it is impossible to eat out in Thailand without eating a shed load of the stuff.

Any feedback welcome.


About roberttwiddy

I live, work and play in Bangkok. My play is all about guitars. I enjoy researching guitar and sound equipment and spend more time on this than actually playing. I have 6 x six string guitars, 1 acoustic and 2 Bass guitars. I have 4 amps and 4 pedal boards and two band/looper boards. Bangkok is great for food, I have an on and off gf for the last two and a bit years here. It is also great for live gigs, music venues and shopping malls. A short drive gets you by the river or the sea and historic parks and temples galore. There also lots of pubs full of expats if you want to talk about Western culture. Service is here, as opposed to not in the UK. Thais will fix and do everything you need at a very low price and very quickly. My work is either teaching project management, soft skills or strategy and consulting on projects or soft skills. I am have been in business 30 years and held VP posts in computer hardware and software development. I have ACCA, NLP Master Practitioner and MBA. Enjoy my blog it may have more about music and sound equipment than anything as that is my passion at the moment!
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