The Relationship between Thanksgiving and Gout

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is often associated with indulging in rich, flavorful foods, many of which are high in purines. Some of the high purine foods commonly consumed on Thanksgiving include: – Turkey (especially dark meat) – Gravy – Stuffing with meat or seafood – Shellfish (e.g. shrimp, crab, lobster) – Organ meats (e.g. liver, kidneys) While it may be tempting to indulge in these foods, can you afford to do so?

It is very tempting to take on the mindset of, “It’s only ONE day!” And this could be quite true and possible if you are adhering to a successful maintenance protocol. We will get into what that may look like for you a bit further into this article.

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Managing Gout: Expert Tips for a Pain-Free Life

1. Introduction

Gout is a form of arthritis that can be quite debilitating, causing severe pain and inflammation in the joints. It is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and managing it effectively is crucial for a pain-free life. In recent years, there has been growing interest in brand marketing gout management products and services, with companies offering various solutions to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. This blog explores expert tips and strategies for managing gout, providing valuable insights and guidance for those seeking relief from this painful condition.

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Fried Food Causes Inflammation & Weight Gain

Inflammation is a hot topic for weight loss and wellness—and for good reason. Research shows that chronic, low-grade inflammation can result in many major health issues, including heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and more. If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you know how annoying it can be. From discomfort and digestive issues to fatigue and weight gain, inflammation is the worst. And, while most advice seems to focus on the best anti-inflammatory foods, it’s just as important to reduce foods that may be triggering or aggravating your condition. One of the biggest food group offenders for inflammation is fried foods.

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Gout is on the rise – so why do so few patients get treatment they need?

The Irish News 11, November, 2022

Cases of gout are on the rise, but the condition is misunderstood, and few patients get the treatment they need, writes Julie Cook

AS an active young man in his 20s, Harry Tyndall was both shocked and scared to wake up one morning with an intense shooting pain in his right foot.

“It was the worst pain ever – I thought I’d broken it. I couldn’t even walk, yet I had done nothing to injure it,” recalls Harry, who was then just 27.

A trip to A&E followed, where Harry was diagnosed with gout, a form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe joint pain and is often associated with elderly men paying the price for over-indulging in rich food and port.

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Sleep and your health

Sleep and your health

As life gets more hectic, it is all too easy to go without sleep. In fact, many Americans only get 6 hours of sleep a night or less.

You need ample sleep to help restore your brain and body. Not getting enough sleep can be bad for your health in a number of ways.

Why you Need Sleep

Sleep gives your body and brain time to recover from the stresses of the day. After a good night’s sleep, you perform better and are better at making decisions. Sleep can help you feel more alert, optimistic, and get along with people better. Sleep also helps your body ward off disease.

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Stress accelerates immune aging, study finds

Traumatic life events, discrimination prematurely weaken body’s mix of immune cells

Date: June 13, 2022

Source: University of Southern California

Summary: Stress — in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination — accelerates aging of the immune system, potentially increasing a person’s risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and illness from infections such as COVID-19, according to a new study. The research could help explain disparities in age-related health, including the unequal toll of the pandemic, and identify possible points for intervention.

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Uric Acid & Gout News: Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

Hereditary fructose intolerance is a disorder in which a person lacks the protein needed to break down fructose. Fructose is a fruit sugar that naturally occurs in the body. Man-made fructose is used as a sweetener in many foods, including baby food and drinks.


This condition occurs when the body is missing an enzyme called aldolase B. This substance is needed to break down fructose.

If a person without this substance eats fructose or sucrose (cane or beet sugar, table sugar), complicated chemical changes occur in the body. The body cannot change its stored form of sugar (glycogen) into glucose. As a result, blood sugar falls and dangerous substances build up in the liver.

Hereditary fructose intolerance is inherited, which means it can be passed down through families. If both parents carry a nonworking copy of the aldolase B gene, each of their children has a 25% (1 in 4) chance of being affected.

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Does Gout Go Away?

gout attack

This is somewhat of a loaded question, overall. If we are speaking of an actual Gout “attack”, then yes, for the most part, it will go away. Most Gout attacks will eventually subside, with or without treatment. The attacks will generally reach its peak 12-24hrs after onset and then slowly begin to resolve, usually with full recovery in one to two weeks. Some Gout sufferers only experience 1-2 attacks per year, and those that are lucky, only 1-2 times in their lifetime. However, Chronic Gout sufferers can experience frequent attacks with very little time in between — with some so unfortunate as to never have a full resolution of inflammation and pain in between attacks. This stage of chronic Gout can cause a great deal of joint destruction and even deformity once tophi (hard uric acid deposits under the skin) has formed. Continue reading “Does Gout Go Away?”

Higher levels of omega-3 acids in the blood increases life expectancy by almost five years

A 1% increase in this substance in the blood is associated with a change in mortality risk similar to that of quitting smoking.

Date:July 22, 2021Source: IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Summary: Researchers have found that omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are very good mortality risk predictors. The study used data from a long-term study group, the Framingham Offspring Cohort, which has been monitoring residents of this Massachusetts town, in the United States, since 1971 and concludes that, ‘Having higher levels of these acids in the blood, as a result of regularly including oily fish in the diet, increases life expectancy by almost five years.’

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Hyperuricemia as a potential plausible risk factor for periodontitis


Author:  Zi-yun Chen,Lu-wen Ye,Li Zhao,Zhao-jia Liang,Ting Yu,Jie Gao

Publication:  Medical Hypotheses

Publisher: Elsevier

Date: April 2020

Elevated blood uric acid (UA) levels have been positively associated with the severity of periodontitis. It thus brings out a hypothesis that hyperuricemia, a pathological elevation of blood UA, might be a risk factor for periodontitis. Namely, periodontitis individuals with Hu might acquire more severe periodontal destruction compared to those without Hu. To support the hypothesis, four aspects of evidences are proposed.

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