Network with GoutPal

Keith Taylor‘s GoutPal is the world’s top gout site.

This website used to contain GoutPal’s Gout Store. I have transferred the store to my main gout site, and I use this website to promote my gout network.

GoutPal’s Gout Network

On GoutPal.com, I present guidelines that help you manage every aspect of gout. These are general guidelines that apply to all sufferers. However, gout has to be managed on an individual basis. For that reason, I introduced my gout forum back in 2006. That continues to help thousands of gout sufferers every day.

Times move on, and we are now in the age of social networking. This makes gout support even easier for me, and more personal for you. We can get to know each other in more depth than with a traditional forum. There is still a place for forums, but my gout network is the gateway to even more support services.

If you want to network with GoutPal, the easiest way is through GoutPal on Google+, or at GoutPal Interactive.

Here are some reasons for wanting to network:

  • You want to discuss the best way to treat gout
  • You want to know the best sources for gout products
  • You want Keith Taylor to help you promote products and services that help gout sufferers

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Does Cider Cause Gout?

Gout sufferers who ask “Does Cider Cause Gout?” need to understand more about gout, diet in general, and alcohol in particular.

Because several studies have linked alcohol with gout, there is a tendency for knee-jerk reactions. Some people argue that you should stop alcohol completely. Even more people search for a drink that is good for gout. Both these are wrong.

If you are putting too high a priority on alcohol, you need to worry about that, and the effects on your general health, not just your gout. Excess alcohol leads to health problems besides gout. It can also make gout worse, but moderate drinking should have little or no effect.

My general guidelines give an overview of alcohol and gout. If you have personal issues with cider, or with any other form of alcohol, then I can provide individual advice in my gout network. Just click the gout and cider discussion above, and add your questions, experiences, or opinions.

In that discussion, I stated:

The only way to determine if one drink is better than another is to test your uric acid. Stick to one drink for at least two weeks, test your uric acid, then switch to a different drink. Retest after at least 2 weeks, then repeat as often as it takes to get reliable results.

If you decide to test your cider intake, or other beverage, in that way, please share your results by adding a comment in the Does Cider Cause Gout discussion.