Gout or acute inflammatory arthritis due to a Western lifestyle and diet The Tokelau islands migrant study and gout
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Gout increases as a result of a Western lifestyle and diet. Uric acid is the biggest contributor to gout - coconut oil and coconuts prevent gout
The 14-year epidemiological study (1967-1982) conducted on the Tokelau islands (the Tokelau Island Migrant Study) demonstrated that we suffer more from gout as we adopt a Western lifestyle and diet. Gout is an attack of acute inflammatory arthritis, mostly in the wrist, knee or ankle. Gout is associated with excess uric acid in the blood and the crystallisation of that uric acid which is deposited on joints.
The inhabitants of Tokelau that migrated to New Zealand suffered more frequently from gout than those who remained on Tokelau. Over the years, gout was 2.5 times more common among Tokelauans in New Zealand than those on Tokelau itself (51 vs. 21 per 1,000 people).Those who left for New Zealand were 9 times more likely to suffer from gout than those on Tokelau. Age, uric acid in the blood, cholesterol and alcohol were the major contributors to gout, the researchers said.
Amanprana’s view on gout and the Tokelau migrant study:
Gout remedies: prevent uric acid and purines and use coconut oil and coconut blossom sugar in your battle against acute inflammation and gout
It is clear from the Tokelau migrant study that the islanders who remained on Tokelau and ate a great deal of coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, creamed coconut and coconut suffered almost no gout or acute inflammations.
The link between gout and a Western lifestyle and eating habits has been demonstrated. Amanprana believes that the significant consumption of meat – and its purines – in a Western diet has contributed to gout. Digesting animal products (meat) causes uric acid as a waste product. We must eat fewer animal products, exercise more, and consume greater amounts of unprocessed, vegetable-based food. If you suffer from gout, stay away from internal organs, red meat and bacon, and eat little or no white meat or shellfish. Remember to drink plenty of water to rinse your body of uric acid, so that it does not have the chance to deposit crystals on your joints.
Exercise for at least one hour a day. Exercise detoxifies you and stimulates digestion, blood circulation and the lymphatic system. A sauna, massage and detoxing are also beneficial. Do not use anti-inflammatory drugs or diuretics! Drink plenty of water and eat food that is rich in water, such as raw vegetables and fruit. Food is your medicine and your medicine is your food;
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