Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top January 12, 2020 24 By Jose Scott CategoryArticles BlogTagsalcohol allopurinol animal products animal studies antioxidants Arthritis asparagus cherries chronic diseases colon health fish fruit gout grapes inflammation joint disease joint health kiwi fruit meat mushrooms organ meats oxidative stress pain protein purines sardines seafood side effects skin health strawberries tart cherries Uric acid 24 Comments Anna Fisher says: June 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm Wow, thanks! Reply Konalavajava says: June 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm Thanks for the report. We've known about cherries for a long time in regards to gout but getting fresh cherries here is very difficult. I haven't seen any places that stock frozen cherries. How about cherry juice? The only juice we see in stores is black cherry juice. Does that have the same effect? In many reports that I've seen they specify tart cherries over black cherries and we don't see tart cherry juice anywhere. Please look into it and report. Reply farfiman says: June 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm Until now x 2 ! 🙂 Reply Karsten Von Fjellheim says: June 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm There are different types of cherries. Did you mention anything about the different types, if one type is "better" than the other? Reply yewwoodknotfarm says: June 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm I have been boycotting conventionally grown cherries because they rank #18 on the EWG pesticide profile, maybe with cherries, the benefits outweigh the risks? Reply ClaireMarie says: June 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm Man, I love cherries but can't afford them as a poor student, haha! Reply Betsy Cosmos says: June 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm First off, thanks so much for sparing us the photos…some of the photos you have shared in the past are not for the faint of heart (like me), so I appreciate your restraint! And, per usual, I always appreciate your tremendous information…let us eat cherries! 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Researchers have linked exposure to 2,4-D to higher likelihoods of developing thyroid, immune system and reproductive problems, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease. Widespread use would affect dozens of endangered species and potentially contribute to further decline of honeybees and other beneficial insects. Simply put, there’s too much at risk not to act. Sign EWG’s petition right now: Tell the EPA to deny Dow’s application for Enlist Duo containing 2,4-D and glyphosate for use on genetically engineered crops. Thank you for taking action, Mary Ellen KustinSenior Policy Analyst, Environmental Working Group Reply Marinus Vesseur says: June 20, 2014 at 5:44 am Totally allergic to them – too bad. Reply Zorro says: July 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm I've been a whole-foods, plant-based vegan for 13 years, and I still suffer attacks of gout. Contrary to popular opinion, gout cannot be cured by a change in diet. Reply Ann J. Pope says: August 5, 2014 at 8:38 am I have lived with gout for many years until found out an excellent treatment. Reply Hazel M. Maglione says: August 8, 2014 at 9:05 am You can actually minimize your gout pain in 2 – 3 days, and heal it permanently. Reply StephyPlantbased says: February 7, 2015 at 4:19 am http://instagram.com/p/x0x5vkMi6L/ my uric acid levels (HSR : Harnsäure) been its highest , 5,8 after 1 year hclf vegan ….. 👎😳🙈🙊😱 Reply Bessie Flood says: February 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm I used to eat them but I think I will start back again .The flim was very interesting. Reply Ivan B says: March 3, 2015 at 12:57 am Would love it if Dr. Greger made a video on this study showing vegans had highest uric acid levels. I'm a vegan myself, and although the level was highest, it was NOT high relative to normal range. 'Results regarding uric acid levels is mixed and controversial. Uric acid has a bright and dark side. It is an antioxidant, but in excess it can increase risk of kidney stones, gout, etc. However, the only study I found comparing meat-eaters to vegans found vegans had the highest levels of uric acid. That said, even though the differences were statistically significant, they were not huge (about 11% in men and 8.5% in women). My question is:1) Is there a difference between the uric acid produced from intense exercise and a vegan diet vs. uric acid produced from being obese, excessive alcohol, high red meat consumption?Anyway, I was surprised by the findings b/c a vegan diet is typically very alkaline. Although studies have shown some plant sources are high-purine foods (asparagus, spinach, certain legumes, etc.) and some high-fructose fruits can increase uric acid. The caveats were the vegans in this study were possibly being deficient in calcium and B12 could have led to the elevated uric acid levels. Studies have shown dairy products actually reduce uric acid, while cherries can reduce it as well along with exercising and losing weight. That said, the levels in this study were within normal range for men and women, which is 202-416 µmol/l for men and 143-357 µmol/l for women.Here are the results:MenMeat-eaters – 323Pesco – 307Lacto-ovo – 301Vegan – 336WomenMeat-eaters – 239Pesco – 224Lacto-ovo – 228Vegan – 243Here's the study->http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23418557 Reply scotplaya says: May 7, 2015 at 8:40 am I realized why I get attacks during winter. No cherries in season. During spring and summer I always pick them up from some Mexican on the middle of the road and gorge on them. Reply Wardie Ward says: October 9, 2015 at 12:45 am Thank you Dr. Greger. I regularly donate to you, and appreciate all your work. I never had as dramatic a reversal in gout recurrence as when I stopped eating fish. I had alrady stopped all other meats (and started vegan eating) , but figured fish was a 'good' protein. NOT! No more fish, and 2 years later not a hint of gout. Just sayin'. Reply Neil Dickson says: December 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm Cherries absolutely work! Even canned cherries work, or cherries in yogurt. Any way you can injest them. Reply Peter Rabitt says: January 6, 2016 at 4:21 am This adds whole new meaning to "cherry-picking." Reply rough rough says: August 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm Jesus I went vegan for 4 months now and still getting attack.. life sucks Reply Zack TheBongRipper says: February 11, 2017 at 12:25 am "Studies have shown that vegetables high in purines do not increase the risk of gout or recurring gout attacks." B.S. asparagus is a huge trigger. I ate a lot of asparagus with pasta and was bed ridden for a day and unable to walk normally for three more. It's a horrible vegetable loaded with purines. The conventional dogma that "all fruits and vegetables are good for you" is a lie. Reply XvPunkyNerdvX says: November 1, 2017 at 11:20 am Any advice for someone who's already vegan and has gout? My mom has had a couple flare ups now. She also suffers from Raynaud's and scleroderma. She was at the doctors yesterday and he claimed because of her healthy diet, that it was probably genetics that's causing her uric acid levels to be higher than normal. Granted, she doesn't eat whole foods 100% of the time. But I didn't think a bocca burger and some vegan cheese a few times a week would actually cause gout. It's odd. I'm thinking eating more whole foods would definitely help. But then I'm reading that a lot of plant foods have a decent amount of purine. Of course your other video had mentioned that the fiber in things like beans and other vegetables high in purine, can protect against gout. So…it's a little confusing. They put her on a steroid to get rid of the inflammation. And then the doctor was talking about getting her on medication, like the ones you've mentioned, to lower her uric acid levels. He didn't mention the side effects. I'm not sure how to approach this since it was extremely hard to convince my mom to stop eating animal products and now she may have to cut out the things that got her to go vegan and stay vegan in the first place. She's a 66 year old woman who has eaten a certain way her entire life so eating more whole foods may not be as easy as you'd think it would. Just wanted to see if anyone has experienced gout on a vegan diet and if anyone had advice? Long comment. Sorry. Thank you for the info! Going to relay to my mom. Reply Green Walker says: December 22, 2017 at 4:07 am My gout has not troubled me since I have started a morning/ night routine of this gout treatment solution “Vοvοpαm Azb” (Google it). This item fits me best and it provides the most excellent results. I love this product. Compared to chemical drugs, this treatment method is much better without the dangerous side effects. Reply Martha says: September 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm Tart cherry is best cherries for gout aka Montmorency cherry Sour cherry Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.