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Watch Out for BBQ Foods That Cause Gout!

Fourth of July weekend brings out a variety of celebratory traditions, including fireworks and wearing red, white, and blue.  Another common one is the outdoor cookout.  Families and friends gather in backyards and on porches to enjoy grilling and eating together. For anyone with gout, however, this tradition could set up a painful attack later.  […]

Gout Diet Tips- Prevention and Management

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling of the big toe; and sometimes the ankle or knee[1]. Gout occurs when there is a high level of uric acid in the blood which causes needle-like crystals to form around a joint.  These crystals are what cause the pain. “Uric acid is […]