From the Desk of Evan Burns (MSc Nutrition)
Nutritionist & Lead Researcher at Nutracraft
Once called the “rich man’s disease” or the “disease of kings,” gout is a painful joint condition caused by a high buildup of uric acid in the joints. This uric acid is a component of purine, a molecule commonly found in meat and animal products. Since these products could historically only be afforded by the wealthiest of people, it was believed that gout only affected the rich.
Of course, in modern times, we know this isn’t the case. With today’s heavily meat-centered meals, however, gout flare-ups are becoming more and more common.
But what’s really happening in your body, and what can you do about it? Let’s take a closer look.