Daniel J. DeNoon (“Coffee-Swilling Men Get Less Gout, Study Shows,” WebMD Medical News, 2007) wrote …
“The more coffee men drink, the lower their risk of gout. At least four cups a day lower gout risk by 40%, a Canada/U.S. study shows.”
The “classic” treatment for gout – based on studies done in the 1950s – involves cherries or cherry juice.
Diuretics or dehydration can trigger gout.
Excess laboratory-made vitamin C can trigger gout.
High-fructose corn syrup can trigger gout.
Eating high-fructose tree fruits in the evening can trigger gout.
(Fructose from tree fruits eaten at Stomach Time is ideal for the care and feeding of spermatozoa nurtured for recreational purposes in the evening or reproductive purposes at Bladder Time.)
Surgery or an accident – e.g., an automobile accident, a fall on the stairs, multiple bee-stings, etc. – can trigger gout.
Psychological SHOCK or TRAUMA can trigger gout.
Free radical attack from excess minerals in the diet – iron, copper, silver, molybdenum – can raise uric acid levels as a DEFENSE AGAINST PREMATURE AGING.
(Rusting = iron + oxygen.)
Uric acid is a potent antioxidant and scavenger of singlet oxygen and free radicals.
OVER HALF THE ANTIOXIDANT POWER OF BLOOD PLASMA IS FROM URIC ACID.
Uric acid is, in fact, the human body’s most powerful defense against infection, inflammation, aging, heat disease, and cancer.
According to “Dialogue Between [Benjamin] Franklin and the Gout,” Midnight, 22 October, 1780 …
Franklin: “Eh! Oh! Eh! What have I done to merit these cruel sufferings?”
Gout: “Many things you have ate and drank too freely, and too much indulged those legs of yours in their indolence.”