Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Thankful

Posted by BoutWithGout on Saturday, November 24, 2012,
Thankful for family, friends, and food.  I'm also thankful that despite the semi-feasting and the changes in my routine this whole week with family in town, looks like I'll be scathe-free with no gout episode.  I tried to stick to the veggies/fruits smoothie routine at least one a day. There was a slight increase in each of the meal portions but overall I managed to stay on top of it.  I had some feeling of discomfort in my gouty toe but that seems to have gone away. Thanksgiving is usually a...
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Increase in number of people getting gout?

Posted by BoutWithGout on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Study 
Gout prevalence swells in U.S. over last two decades.  Not surprising knowing that diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and other health problems have also been on the rise.  Regardless of what you think the cause is of this increase, this study sheds an important light on what we know about the trends and about this disease. 

 Link to one article talking about the increase in prevalence is available here: http://www.jrheum.com/subscribers/04/08/tables/PDF/1582.pdf
 

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Training Mode?

Posted by BoutWithGout on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,
These winter months' challenge is to stay active and to stay fit.  Riding the Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic the summer of 2012 got me hooked to staying fit! I got addicted not only to that feeling of reaching the finish line but to that feeling of just overall feeling great, light, with more bounce to my steps! I think I can say that this training regimen has kept me feeling in tiptop shape and probably in the best shape of my life. I'm not as strong or as fast as when I was in my...
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News clip on gout

Posted by BoutWithGout on Monday, November 5, 2012,

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Fruits and Veggie Tales--worked for me!

Posted by BoutWithGout on Friday, November 2, 2012,
Believe it or not but I lowered my cholesterol level and blood pressure within 4 months.  I've always had borderline-high cholesterol, always above 200 since I started testing over 10 years ago.  In June this year, before I started training for Seattle-to-Portland 204 mile bike ride, I decided to not only train my legs or physical strengths but to also change my diet to make sure I endure and to make myself lighter--thanks to long-time friend who's also a jogger and runner who made this brill...
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About Me


I'm a blogger hit with gout early when I was in my 20s (now a couple of decades ago). But I just can't give up biking, running, hiking, and just being able to be out and about exploring places. As an office worker, an organizational psychologist/data analyst, I tend to be sedentary so getting up and about is a must. But as a psychologist and data geek, I'm interested in the psychological aspects of gout as well as the data. And really, I just want to share what I learn about gout, what works for me (and doesn't work). Gout is a very personal battle and each individual is unique. I'm not an MD, so please take heed and always check with your physician.

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