Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gout?

What do you think of when you think of gout? I think of old kings from the 15th century who ate nothing but tons of meat and drank gallons of wine. I remember seeing some artwork once depicting just that scene, with the guy's bandaged leg propped up as he's stuffing his face.

So, how does a someone who's been a vegetarian for 30 years and who doesn't drink get gout? Inquiring minds want to know.

2 comments:

Ricki said...

Well, now, that sucks! I thought the same thing--that only meat eaters, big drinkers, etc. could get it. Could there be some chemical in something that's a trigger--? So sorry to hear this!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I can definitely see a vegetarian getting gout. Cream is a heavy contributor. Just keep that foot elevated, drink Black Cherry Juice and avoid all animal fats.