by Tina Sendin August 18, 2020
Gout is a kind of arthritis that is characterized by an inflammation of the joints. Those suffering from gout describe the attacks as sharp and severe, accompanied by sore, swollen joints. 
Usually happening at night and lasting in the next 3-10 days, gout attacks are typically associated with uric acid – especially when there’s too much of it in the blood. Most patients get these attacks because their system cannot get rid of the extra uric acid well.  Gout happens when uric acid piles up in crystals and settles in the joints, causing all the swelling and soreness. 
Uric acid has a lot to do with gout attacks.
That’s because when your system breaks down this chemical called “purine,” it produces uric acid. The body gets rid of uric acid when you pee.
Purine may already be found in your body, but in the food you eat as well. This is why some patients suffer from gout attacks because of genetics (excess purine in the system or the body can’t efficiently break it down), or when they eat food that contains purine that’s too much for their body to break down.
While not a cure altogether, a gout diet may bring down uric acid levels in the bloodstream and make gout attacks less likely to happen.
Note, however, that a gout diet may not completely eliminate gout and medication may still be needed to complement it.
A gout diet may sound like a hard thing to take on, but when you think about these guiding principles, it will start to sound like it’s very doable!
Given these guiding principles, here’s a list of food that you can eat under a gout diet:
Given what we’ve just talked about, you may want to steer clear of high-purine foods altogether, specifically those with over 200 mg for every 3.5 ounces (100 grams). 
If you feel like doing more and are so committed to getting rid of gout, here are some additional things you could do aside from eating properly:
Excess weight can trigger gout attacks, since being overweight is often associated to insulin resistance. When the body can’t use insulin to get rid of sugar from the blood, it leads to an increase in uric acid levels. [11, 12] However, avoid crash diet as it tends to be counter-productive. Eating as little as you could leads to abrupt weight loss, which according to studies also triggers gout attacks. [13, 14, 15]
If you must lose weight, why not do more workouts? Studies show that exercise reduces uric acid levels. 
Given that Vitamin C and cherry extracts help reduce uric acid levels, consider taking supplements to gain more of these vitamins. VALI Organic Tart Cherry Extract has an advanced anti-inflammatory blend to help protect against swelling and gout. In fact, user reviews rave about how it can help get rid of stiff joints and inflammation. Buy it on our website here or on Amazon.com here.
by Tina Sendin September 08, 2020
Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “the only constant thing in the world is change.”
In many ways this rings true, and if we were to look at one concrete evidence, there’s 2020.
But for many women, another constant thing in life (a monthly occurrence to be exact) is menstrual cramps.
They are very common that according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, menstrual cramps – or dysmenorrhea – affects 20 percent of American women so severe it interferes with their daily activities. 
by Tina Sendin July 28, 2020
If you’ve just signed up for that virtual yoga class or dusted off the stationary bike from the attic, odds are you may have experienced DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. In layman’s terms, sore muscles.
You may know this to be a normal, almost usual occurrence already. But if lockdown life is already making you a little more curious, or you find yourself having more time to look deeper into things, this article will let you in on why.
by Tina Sendin May 19, 2020
Finding yourself picking up a whole ball of hair from the sink? Spotting hair strands all over the floor? Or losing a lot of hair when you run your hands through it in the shower?
If you’re sitting there wondering “My hair is falling out - what do I do?” then you’re one of the many Americans who suffer from hair loss.
It can be frustrating and devastating to the self-esteem, and we totally feel you!
We've created this article to help you find out the vitamins that can get you your glorious hair back. We’ll also give you tips on finding the right hair growth supplement for you.
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