Here's the thing that gets me - people try to take supplements like they are pharmaceutical drugs.  Do you know what I mean?  It makes no sense.
   
Have a look all the way down at the bottom - I have a new gout diet recipe for you from
What To Eat For Gout


This is a bit of mind dump in regard to some of the best things to do, to be successful at killing gout.

Supplements have their place.  As a nutritionist, I have learned  that there are so many different minerals, vitamins, enzymes, cofactors, and essential substances that make the biochemistry of our bodies work correctly.  Theoretically, we should get them from the food we eat...are you starting to see the problem?

If you ask anyone, (go ahead, ask yourself!) they will say, "oh yeah, I eat pretty healthy...".   NOT.  It's almost impossible with these highspeed, drive-by kind of lives we live in this modern world.

The fact of the matter is, most of what we call food...is crap.  As Michael Pollan says, "food-like substances"...our bodies barely recognize this crap at the cellular level.

Here's the real problem; most of the soil that grows the foods that we eat, or the foods that the animals eat that we eat, are depleted and nutritionally devoid.  That's where supplements come in.

We talk way more about it in this post:

Vitamin C for Gout?


Here's the rub; when you realize that you're not getting all the nutrition that you need to maintain good physical health and cognitive function, you start leaning on supplements to make up for your poor diet!

The next thing you know, you are over supplementing with stuff you don't even need, and are still depleted in other things you do need.

When it comes to killing gout, you really have to focus on food - the best and highest quality you can - and, it needs to be REAL FOOD.

Organically grown vegetables.  Fresh, grass-fed beef, wild-caught salmon, free-range chicken.  Filtered and mineral-rich water.  To name a few.

Go to the grocery store.  Buy food that you have to prep and cook and eat before it rots.  Make the time.  Make the commitment.

Then carefully start educating yourself about the basic vitamins...like vitamin C.  The B vitamins.  The fat-soluble vitamins, D, K, E, and A.  EFAs.  Don't go crazy.  Use them wisely and carefully.

Let food be thy medicine...and throw in some good vitamin and mineral supplements just to fill in the gaps!  Go read this post! 

Thank you!

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(and...what are you breathing? not VIRUSES I hope! clean up your indoor air quality!

               All The Best,

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#59)  Feta & Bacon Lunch Salad
Prep Time:  10 minutes       
Cook Time:  10 minutes
Serves:  2+
  • 1 head Red Leaf Lettuce (chopped, washed, spun)
  • 6 strips nitrate-free bacon (cooked crispy)
  • ½ feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 4 tbsp high quality olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
How hard can this be? 

Set your bacon to frying on medium heat; just hot enough so it doesn’t pop and splatter.  Turn it a couple of times to make sure it cooks through.  Then, lay it out on paper towels to blot the excess grease – that is what makes it crispy.

In nice big flat bowls, lay down a handful of lettuce. Break up your bacon and distribute it evenly.  Crumble and distribute the feta, then spread the capers.  Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar and lunch is done deal!

It’s this kind of simple eating that we need to be more in touch with.  Why is it so hard for some people to eat healthy to be gout free?

For more nutrition information and gout diet recipes:
What To Eat For Gout    
 

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