LISA, I'm the leader for a small All About Gout team here. We have links to a lot of current research on the issue, since it is becoming much more common these days. It's part of the spectrum of metabolic disorder ailments. Please feel free to join the team. We are small, but about five or six regular posters are usually available to reply.
One thing I've learned is that most people have different flare "triggers", regardless of the underlying cause of their gout. However, two things you should immediately remove from your menu are alcohol and fructose (that means table sugar as well as corn syrup). They are, far and away, the most significant triggers.
You can pretty much ignore any of the old conventional advice to limit foods with purines. That doesn't work at least as often as it does.
Challenge 1: Add activity at home to my must-do list.
Challenge 2: Bedtime is now going to be 11:30.
Challenge 3: Leave work on time. It'll all be there in the morning. Whatevs.
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