A Conversation for Gout - The Affliction of Kings

Good guide

Post 1


Thank you for an excellent article.

My wife has developed gout, but has the added difficulty of an ileostomy. Therefore diet is a primary cause of the gout but cannot be addressed. She has been prescribed an anti-inflammatory cream and is to see a foot doctor to have pads fitted to help alleviate the pain whilst walking.

Interesting to read a possible link with stress. This flared up during a period of intense stress at her work. She has since resigned. Do you think her gout may ease with the lessening of the stress?

Good guide

Post 2

Wilma Neanderthal


Thank you for your comments. I am so sorry to hear your wife has this painful condition, I know how difficult it is to watch someone you love struggle with gout. There is no doubt in my mind that a gout attack is brought on by stress and upset. I have seen it many times. I really can't comment on the effects of the ileostomy but I would suggest that you have a look at books like the Encyclopaedia of Natural Medicine by Pizzorno (et al) and I would reiterate that water, water, water is essential. If your wife is unable to eliminate the uric acid, would it be worth her trying to develop a version of the alkaline diet? This is a healthy wholefood diet and is pretty much common sense. Our kids have coined phrase for our version of it: the godfood diet (as opposed to factory food smiley - winkeye)

If you would like me to source any data for you and your wife, I would be happy to.

smiley - ok

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