feet, gout, pain

Tom Cowan The understanding of gout gets into some of the most interesting questions about the history of medicine and the understanding of physiology and its relationship to human disease. It is also interesting because there are many misconceptions that abound about gout, among both laymen and medical professionals. … gout is better understood as […]

My Problem with the Paleo Diet

grilled meat with sliced lemon and sliced tomatoes on white ceramic plate

Michael Klaper Many people who adopt this meat-based eating style initially feel better and lose weight. They do so largely because the Paleo principles proscribe the eating of dairy, oils, and refined carbohydrates that our ancient ancestors never ate … I do not find it “natural” at all. Instead, I think it’s an invitation to […]

Plant-Based Diets and Gout

Brenda Davis Gout has long been known as the “disease of kings” as it is most common in overweight or obese men who consume rich foods, and excessive alcohol. It is also associated with hypertension and renal impairment. Diet can help to reduce the incidence of gout, and can play an important role in the […]