Gout is a type of arthritis that affects the joints, tendons, and other bodily tissues. Even as the medical condition is more common amongst men over 30, it is also known to develop in women who are post-menopausal or hypertensive.
Several risks factors increase the chances of developing gout; therefore living a healthier life-style is crucial. Consequently, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease have recommended a variety of foods to avoid for gout.
Gout is the result of high concentration of uric acid in the bloodstream or hyperuricemia. The high levels of uric acid form hard crystals or urates in the joints causing pain and inflammation. More so, chronic gout may lead to a chalky, gritty substance called tophi that lodges in the joints or deposits inside the ears.
In even worse cases, the condition can lead to kidney stones. As you can see, if gout is left untreated, it is significantly damaging to major organs and tissues of the ...
Vegetables are going to be expensive this summer. And
because vegetables, especially above-ground vegetables like greens, broccoli,
and cauliflower, are the mainstay of a healthy diabetic diet, everyone who is
able should have a vegetable garden this summer.
I've just finished cutting back the old canes on my
raspberry bushes (and have a couple of jagged scratches across my face where a
belligerent raspberry cane attacked me without provocation), and now I'm
planning my vegetable garden.
Hmm. What should I plant this year?
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes , I loved succotash. I
always wanted to plant some, but I could never find any succotash seeds.
Whenever I asked at the garden store, the clerks would roll on the floor
I assumed that was because succotash seeds were so popular
they sold out on the first day of spring, so I kept coming in earlier every
year, but I was never able to find any.
One year, after the clerk pick...
Face your problems head on. Look them directly in the metaphoric eye until they blink or turn away completely. There is no substitute for courage. The very brave die a single death while others die thousands of deaths. “I have not yet begun to fight,” is chiseled in stone at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. There is no monument there stating, “Let’s get out of here.” After all, a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. Stand your ground. Flight is not the stuff that shapes triumph. No one ever retreated to victory. After all, are we mice or are we men? (or women if you please). Then again and on the other hand, run away. Turn your back on some problem area and motor in the opposite direction as fast as your legs will carry you. The fight has not yet begun because surrender has already taken place. For those who think you a mouse…well, whatever. Much can be accomplished through avoidance. If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggl...
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