Gout Cure at Last
by Donis Fylaktou
Here is my story. It was the middle of the night. I opened my eyes and was awakened by earth shattering pain. My big toe was throbbing. In fact it felt like a towering inferno. I turned on the light and was startled to see that my great toe was 3 times its normal size. It was bright red and red hot, just like a firecracker and the pain was the most severe that I’ve ever experienced by far. The suffering that I had to endure was almost unbelievable.
That was over ten years ago. At the beginning I was having attacks every 6 months. Then gradually I was getting them every 3 months, then every month and eventually every week.
It started at my big toe and then it was moving sometimes in my knees,and generally all around my joints, in my feet. And the pain was agonising.
I have tried all the cures you can imagine.
I tried ACV, lemons, drinking a lot of water, but to no avail. I tried water fasting, juice fasting, baking soda, again without success.
I almost gave up meat, limiting it to only once a week, gave up alcohol completely, again no success. I was living on vegetables, lots and lots of fresh fruit, milk ,cheese beans and so on. My eating habits could not be healthier ,or so I thought. But my gout was worsening.
Then I decided to increase the amount of fruit I was consuming, thinking that if some fruit is healthy, more fruit will be more healthy. Some days I was eating fruit only, others over 10 portions a day. And alas my gout instead of improving it became chronic ,it was there all the time.
I was desperate I did not know what to do. And then one day accidentally I read an article about fructose, which is contained in fruit, in large quantities. It said that it increases uric acid, in a matter of minutes. Fructose is also present in table sugar, and in HFCS, which is used in soft drinks. I put two and two together and realised what I was doing wrong.
I stopped eating fruit and all other sugars, for a period of 3 weeks,and by magic I saw a dramatic
improvement. Pain was gone, swelling was gone, I was fine.
I reintroduced fruit again in my diet but reducing them to 1 or 2 a day, and my gout almost disappeared.
I do eat more meat now, and occasionally have an alcoholic drink, and thank God everything seems to be fine.
Fructose was my enemy.