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Old 03-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

So I know very little about Gout, other than I have it in my ankles and feet. Is this related to being on the Zone??? I've been on for about 4.5 weeks now. This is really painful and I did go see a doctor about it.

I have some bone spurs/growths that will need a MIR's later this week.

Any and all information would be awesome.

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Old 03-11-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

Colin,

I'm no gout expert, but I did recall reading an article on gout by Loren Cordain (Paleo Diet). It was in his newsletter. Unfortunately, it appears that he now charges for back issues, but if you're interested, you can buy it here (WFS):

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/newslett...k_issues.shtml
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

Oh and... I'm 24 years old. (which I think is weird to get Gout) On the Zone and in fair shape. (Did Murph last week in Just under 35 Mins.)
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

I started getting some gout around that age too. (I'm 36 now). One time it was so bad in my ankle I used crutches for 2 days. My dad had it and took medication (allopurinol???) daily to prevent it. It came and went for years for me.

My understanding is that it is excess uric acid in your blood which is crystallizing in the lower extremities - making that joint painful to move. It was once called the rich man's disease or something because it was brought on by red wine, meat, and other 'rich' living.

Anyhoo, I changed my life a few years ago. Diet, exercise, weightloss and have never had it again. 4 or 5 years now gout free. I have always attributed it to my lifestyle change. My older brother still gets it, but he didn't change his diet.

Nnot much help to you I know, but maybe look at other factors. What foods do you eat before an inflammation? See any patterns? Maybe start a food journal.

(wfs - about.com) http://arthritis.about.com/cs/gout/a/foodstoavoid.htm


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Keep us posted - maybe I shouldn't be so confident in banishing it forever!

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

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Colin,

I'm no gout expert, but I did recall reading an article on gout by Loren Cordain (Paleo Diet). It was in his newsletter. Unfortunately, it appears that he now charges for back issues, but if you're interested, you can buy it here (WFS):

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/newslett...k_issues.shtml
I found the Gout issue still being offered for free here:
http://www.thepaleodiet.com/newslett...DN_Vol2No4.pdf

(wfs)

And apparently drinking cherry juice or taking a cherry extract will relieve the symptoms within a few days and can be used for maintenance.

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

Jason and Tim,

Thanks!!! Great links on Gout info. I'm so supprised that this has happened to me. I don't really eat any of those high in Purine foods. I'm pretty much at a loss for words with this other than it really sucks not being able to workout.

So frustrated right now.

Thanks again guys. As always the CrossFit nation comes through.

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:23 AM   #7
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Re: Is my Gout related to the Zone diet???

The main culprits are fructose, organ meat and beer. Cut out fruit and organ meats (I'm sure you're not drinking beer on the zone are you?) and see how it goes. Gout is really on the increase, though.
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Really??? Cut out fruit? I eat a fair amount of fruit on the Zone? I do drink an occasional beer. Maybe one a week during a cheat meal, and thats nothing like I used to drink.
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