Why GC Works

HOW GOUT CARE WORKS

URIC ACID is a metabolic end product following the digestion of purines found in most foods. As uric acid crystallizes in the joints, it procures needle-like formations that begin tearing into the synovial fluid sacks and cartilage. Subsequently, the body storms this assault with white blood cells. This process renders swollen, shiny red, hot painful joint(s) known as the intense inflammation of an acute gout attack. Excess uric acid can also cause pain in the joints without the accompanying 'attack'.

Our 100 % natural herbal blend proceeds directly to the root of most gout problems, uric acid production and crystallization. Seeking to unnaturally suppress uric acid production altogether, such as Allopurinol would, can yield potentially dangerous consequences. In order to deal with uric acid properly, you must first slow the production. This segment of uric acid control can easily be attained through a balanced diet, vitamins and minerals, and proper water intake. The complicated part is ensuring that it remain soluble in order for the body to dispose of any excess.

GC® can help enhance the body's ability to keep the uric acid from crystallizing, increases the removal from the blood stream to transport out of the body by way of the urinary disposal system, while also boosting the digestive system's ability to process the purines and dispose of the excess production, BEFORE the point of storage. This combination is fundamental to your success, and often the missing link for those who have dieted alone without success. Slowing the uric acid production, while a crucial component, is only half of the battle. You must trigger the systems of the body to deal with this natural substance in a healthy manner. Our herbal blend provides this essential communication.

Gout and Diabetes , are they related ?

So what is the relation between diabetes and people who have gout :

Its estimated that 68% of American adults are either overweight or obese. As a result, gout and type 2 diabetes -- two diseases that can result from an unhealthy lifestyle -- are sharply on the rise. Remember that gout sometimes has nothing to do with weight and or diet, and can be purely hereditary.

Gout is an arthritic condition caused by having an excess buildup of uric acid. It causes sudden, extreme attacks of pain, swelling, and redness. Gouty arthritis most often strikes the big toe, but it also can show up in the feet, ankles, knees, hands, and wrists.

Type 2 diabetes, a disease characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood, also can sometimes result from eating too much and moving too little. Gout attacks are also sometimes bought on by diets or recent binges in alcohol ( sugar related ) and or too many sugary fizzy style drinks.

Gout and type 2 diabetes often co-exist in people with common physical characteristics and conditions, the most prominent being obesity.

“A lot of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes are the same for gout,” says Michele Meltzer, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia who specializes in gout. By changing these risk factors, you can help prevent or fight both diseases.

Here’s what you can do for both people with gout and with type 2 diabetes.

Lose weight. “We are digging our graves with our forks in this USA,” says John D. Reveille, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at UT Health Medical School in Houston. To prevent gout, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other health problems, he says you should keep a close eye on your body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. According to the National Institutes of Health, waist size becomes very important when a person’s body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 34.9. A BMI over 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI greater than 30 is considered obese. Keep your waist size below 35 inches if you are a woman and 40 inches if you are a man.
Exercise regularly. Regular exercise will help control weight and lower high blood pressure, both of which will lower your uric acid level and therefore lessen your chance of developing gout. “Plus, it’s well documented that exercise improves the glucose intolerance associated with type 2 diabetes,” Reveille says. He recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity, at least five days a week. If you're having an acute gout attack or have damaged joints from weight issues, some activities may be difficult. Talk to your health care provider about the best exercise plan for you.
Skip the alcohol. A landmark study done by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital examined the connection between drinking beer and gout. They found that people who drank two to four beers per week were 25% more likely to develop gout. Beer and hard liquor appear to cause a rise in uric acid levels,” Meltzer says. The same doesn't appear to be true with wine, however. Binge drinking is also a very strong risk factor for gout. “Plus, people who eliminate their two beers a day drop weight very quickly, which lowers risk of type 2 diabetes. So you get a two-for-one by cutting out the beer,” she says.

Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. Research suggests that beverages sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, may increase the chances of developing gout. Even orange juice may increase gout. Eliminating sugary beverages is also a great way to cut calories from your diet, shed a few pounds, and improve your diabetes.

Limit high purine foods:  Some of the worst high-purine foods are liver and other organ meats, as well as anchovies. Other foods to avoid include lobster, shrimp, scallops, herring, mackerel, beef, pork, and lamb. Don't worry about cutting out purines completely. Just eat these foods in moderation: No more than one serving daily.
Eat more dairy. Some studies have shown that drinking skim or low-fat milk or eating low-fat dairy products can help reduce risk of gout, Meltzer says. There is evidence that eating low-fat dairy helps lower risk of type 2 diabetes as well. Aim for 16 to 24 fluid ounces of dairy per day.

A point to note from Sean GC Pacific : When I had gout attacks a number of years ago, if I even sniffed an anchovy I would have a gout attack. After being on GC for 3 years or so now, I can and have eaten up to 10-15 anchovies in one sitting and controlled the uric acid levels by doubling my GC for the next 2 days and upping my water intake. The longer you take GC in my opinion, the better the results get. You can truly start enjoying those foods you have normally had to avoid. GO GC !!

A Balanced Diet

A Balanced Diet:

It is commonly misconceived that diet is the main reason for why people get gout. There are many things that contribute to gout for people all over the world. Gout is hereditary in many cases and even if they have a perfect diet, they will still end up suffering with gout. Many people also live there whole life with elevated Uric Acid levels and never have a gout attack. Diet does play a role in gout, but it is only part of the bigger picture.

A balanced diet can be as important as staying away from food high in purines for gout sufferers.  The diet while cleaning out stored Uric acid in the body (UA) should be 20% acidic (including unprocessed meats) and 80% alkaline. After UA levels drop to an acceptable level a person should try to maintain a balanced 70% alkaline to 30% acidic diet.

Uric acid is produced by our foods at a 30% total load per day; the other 70% comes from our own body cells.