Understanding Gout

goutYou’ve got to start by knowing a little something about purines to understand gout. You eat purines every day because they’re in many foods. You eat them, and they break down into a waste product called uric acid, which you then excrete through your urine. So far, so good. The problem is that some people ingest too many purines. Too many purines make too much…

Uric Acid: The Substance behind a Gout Attack

Most of us are aware that the human body contains many different acids – for example, fatty acids, amino acids, and those unpopular stomach acids that cause heartburn and reflux. There’s another acid in our bodies that doesn’t roll off our tongue as easily. We don’t talk much about uric acid. Problems with the levels of uric acid in your body are the cause behind…