A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals that gout is much more dangerous than previously thought.
Millions of deaths blamed on type 2 diabetes, obesity and other conditions were actually caused by elevated uric acid – the underlying mechanism of gout.
And this may all be caused by one ingredient, almost all of us consume daily.
Uric acid is a chemical that is created when our bodies break down purines.
It is important to consume purines, as they help build cells. But, uric acid has the tendency to crystallize and cause kidney stones or gout.
To prove uric acid was the primary killer in fruit flies that consumed a lot of sugar researchers gave them a lot of water to drink.
This did not improve their obesity or metabolic problems; but it substantially reduced the amount of crystallized uric acid in their bodies.
Interestingly, even though they still had the same weight and metabolic conditions, they no longer died prematurely, showing that it is kidney stones from crystallized uric acid that were responsible for premature deaths.
But it’s not just kidney stones we need to worry about.
Researchers conducted a human study and compared high and low-sugar diets.
Those who consumed a lot of sugar had worse kidney function, more purine, and more crystallized uric acid in their bodies.
From this study, we can learn two things relevant to gout:
1. It does not matter how much purine-rich food you consume and how much you avoid – if you consume a lot of sugar, your gout will remain.
2. During celebrations when sweets are hard to avoid, drink more water than usual to prevent the uric acid from crystallizing.
It is obviously not advisable to consume as much sugar as you wish so long as you drink water, as you will be desperately unhealthy with diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. But as an occasional damage control strategy, water can be valuable.
Drinking more water and cutting down on sugar isn’t enough to completely cure your gout. To do this, you must tackle its true cause, which I’ll explain how to do here…
Completely Cure Your Gout – New Technology Diagnoses Gout Without Needles
The word “needle” conjures up negative images for many people, especially when it comes to medicine. It’s perhaps the most universally hated medical device in the world. After all, blood tests are painful and inflict unnecessary stress.
Gout sufferers would be all too familiar with needles and blood tests.
But the good news is that using needles isn’t the only way to diagnose the condition.
New research published in Nature Biotechnology shows that this torture isn’t necessary at all.
One of the biggest problems with sweat sensors is that they require too much sweat to test accurately. They cannot measure chemicals precisely in the tiny amounts of liquid we sweat out.
Secondly, those that are accurate are very expensive.
Scientists have worked out how to make cheaper sensors from graphene in which they use commonly available carbon dioxide lasers to engrave the tiny channels into which the fluids go.
Their sensors can measure respiratory and heart rates that can help diagnose heart disease and fitness-related conditions, blood uric acid for gout diagnosis, and blood tyrosine for liver disease and metabolic disease diagnosis.
They tested gout patients and people without gout to compare their readings. The sensor accurately measured the gout patient’s uric acid to be higher than that of the healthy volunteers.
To ensure that the sensors were right, the scientists drew blood from these subjects and compared their blood readings with their sweat sensor readings. The sensors showed the same readings as the blood tests.
They next tested the sweat of healthy gout-free volunteers while they were fasting and again after they ate a meal packed with purines, a chemical in food that our bodies break down to uric acid.
The sensor correctly measured the higher uric acid levels after the meals.
But you know you have gout, so the most important question is how can you completely cure your gout? This is actually easy to do if you turn the traditional gout treatments on their head. I’ll explain this here…
Completely Cure Your Gout – Gout Caused by This Fat, Not Uric Acid (study)
Gout is caused by a high uric acid level. Everyone knows that, right?
But according to a new study published in Clinical Rheumatology this is not the case.
It’s actually caused by a common type of fat.
Cut out this fat and literally watch your gout melt away.
Triglycerides are fats that appear in your blood and are usually tested alongside your cholesterol.
Free fatty acids are long chain acids that are attached to nothing else. In other words, they are free, and bound to nothing.
A triglyceride is an ester built up from glycerol and three fatty acids. In other words, three free fatty acids and glycerol bind together to form triglycerides.
When you eat, your body converts the calories that it doesn’t need immediately to triglycerides, which are then stored in your fat cells to provide you with energy later.
Triglycerides are normally thought of as the main constituent of body fat and, therefore, they are a very harmful substance.
But this new study now suggests that the free fatty acids, before linking with glycerol to form triglycerides, might be involved in gout attacks.
The scientists recruited 60 people with acute gout, 60 in gout remission, 60 with high uric acid that showed no symptoms, and 60 healthy controls.
They then drew and tested their subject’s blood for free fatty acids – triglycerides, cholesterol, and a variety of other health markers.
From the analysis, they drew two strong conclusions:
1. The free fatty acids in the blood of the acute gout patients was much higher than in that of the subjects in the other three groups.
2. The four groups did not differ on triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, even though triglycerides are considered to be harmful and LDL cholesterol is normally called bad cholesterol.
This means that doctors can use blood tests for free fatty acids to monitor your gout.
It also means that you should probably reduce the amount of fat in your diet if you have gout.
To find out how you can completely cure your gout, watch these 2 videos below –
How to Overcome Gout Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe
The post is from the End of Gout Program created by Shelly Manning. She is an accomplished natural health researcher and writer. She began her work on natural health remedies after suffering years of very painful arthritis.
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