Gout is an intensely painful disorder caused by the build-up of uric acid. Although it affects both sexes, men are much more likely by a factor of ten to suffer from gout.


  • Sharp pain, usually in a single joint and most often in the big toe
  • Inflamed, red joints that feel hot and are tender to the touch
  • Fever

Root Causes

  • A diet high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol
  • Insulin resistance
  • Stress joint injury
  • Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Lead toxicity
  • High Blood Pressure

Food to avoid

The traditional approach for treating gout has been to eliminate from your diet foods that are high in purines.


For the first stages of an attack, see the detoxification suggestions further on.