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Does Natural Gout Treatment Involves Diet?

Diet is the most important factor in natural gout treatment. Low purine diet is the most popular gout diet for people with “the disease of the kings.” It is believed that uric acids are made from purines. Therefore, purine intake should be limited. Some studies have shown that a low-purine diet does not affect uric acid levels. One reason could be that most of the body’s uric acid is made in the liver from DNA and RNA purine molecules. This is in contrast to the purines found in foods and drinks. Another reason for gout may be that the patient is not producing too much uric acids but not excreting enough.

Insuline Resistence

Another cause of gout is insulin resistance. This is pre-type 2 diabetes. Many studies have been done on insulin resistance in gout. Insulin resistance simply means that cells are less able to allow insulin to deliver glucose (mainly from carbohydrate in food) to them for energy creation. It’s like a prisoner refusing to let the door open to the cell. It is one of the main causes of insulin excess. In a number studies, excess insulin was found to cause uric acid and other problems.

South Africa placed 13 men suffering from gout on a diet that complied with the three cardinal rules of Zone diet. This diet was written in 1990 by Barry Sears PhD. Calories were limited to 1,600 per day: 40% from carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% from mono- and polyunsaturated fats.


Complex carbohydrate foods were replaced by refined carbohydrate food. Complex carbohydrates can also be found in whole grain foods (e.g. Foods made from whole grains can contain complex carbohydrates (e.g., pasta, breads and cakes, cookies (cookies), pies, pastries), white rice, and most cereals. With the exception of fructose and galactose, sugars are notably absent. Simple carbohydrates include corn, honey, table sugar and honey, candies (sweets), processed foods with added sugar, and certain fruits and vegetables.

Complex carbohydrates rank lower on the Glycemic index (GI) than refined carbohydrates. This is because they have a slower effect of blood glucose and therefore insulin’s response to it is slower and less moderate. Refined and simple carbohydrates are more responsive to insulin than simple carbohydrates. This article is too short to discuss the differences between refined and complex carbohydrates. The Internet makes it easy to research the subject if you aren’t sure.


Saturated fats are found in meat fat, dairy products and beef tallow (beef-dripping). They were replaced by monounsaturated oils (e.g. Canola oil, olive oil, and polyunsaturated oils (oils like corn, sunflower, and soybean oils) were swapped for monounsaturated fats. Participants were instructed to eat polyunsaturated oils from fish during the study. Participants were instructed to eat fish at minimum four times per week throughout the study, even high-purine fish like mackerel.

Meat and Alcohol Participants also ate meat, although lean meat was encouraged since they were allowed to eat mono and polyunsaturated oils. The participants’ alcohol intake was moderate. There were no alcohol rules and it remained the exact same as before. This diet had moderate restrictions on calories and carbohydrate and a control over the proportional intake of carbohydrate and protein.


The diet should limit the amount of calories you get from food to the following: carbohydrates (40%), protein (30%), and fat (30%). This is the foundation of the diet. These proportions or numbers close to them (getting less or more) should be followed at every meal and snack. Participants were asked to adhere to these ratios at every meal. They were also encouraged to eat 3 to 5 meals and snacks per day, which was another diet rule.

Everyone who follows the diet will need to meet their daily carbohydrate and protein intake. Another way to put it is that calories from protein are 0.75 (75%) of calories from carbohydrate, and calories form fat are the same as calories from protein. It is possible to get approximately 4:3:3.