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23 June 2014

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Thank you Michael, Peter, William and Philip for your comments and remarks.

The poem was a real life experience transferred onto paper and I appreciate all the helpful tips you indicated.

I sure will share the information with other 'prisoners ' of gout. Thank you. all again.

I like this poem, Arnold: the simplicity is entertaining and educating.

Metphorically, it also speaks of the Gouty Arthiritis afflicting our democracy and caused by our politicians.

Is there a cure for that ailment or ais it a life sentence for PNG?

Arnold - great poem and hits home. I've been told gout is the nearest pain to childbirth that a man can suffer.

Get clear first (Voltaren usually works) then go on Allopurinol, but please talk to a doctor first.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682673.html

It'll have to be permanent.

Thank you Robin for the wonderful advice. The website you posted is great. Thanks .

1 Pro Gout 300 after breakfast will most likely fix you up. But It's a lifetime sentence. Each and every day. My doc has me on them for 25 long years now.

I never thought that reading a poem could make my knees ache.

Good one Arnold.

Ouch, indeed. You make it so real

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/19/five-steps-to-overcoming-gout-naturally.aspx

A Recap: The Top Steps to Prevent and Treat Gout

If left untreated, gout can become increasingly painful and lead to joint damage. So if you experience sudden, intense pain in your joints, especially your big toe, it’s important to seek help. Here is a recap of the essential steps to addressing gout:

Find out your nutritional type. This will tell you what foods your body needs to thrive, including whether you should be eating more fats and protein, or less.

Avoid drinking soda, fruit juice, and other sweet beverages. Instead, drink plenty of pure water, as the fluids will help to remove uric acid from your body. Cutting back on all forms of sugar and grain in your diet is also important.

Limit the alcohol you drink (or eliminate it altogether). Alcohol may raise the levels of uric acid in your blood.

Exercise. Being overweight increases your risk of gout, and regular exercise will help you to maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health.

Try tart cherries or concentrated tart cherry juice. Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both of these compounds slow down the enzymes Cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -2, which helps to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in your body.

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