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 www.fitday.com 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.http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007CCP0Q8/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00
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.