I can see from your questions that I’ve made a piss-poor job of my page at What Gout Foods Can I Eat? It’s not unusual for me to waffle on so that the main points get missed. Not unusual, but not good enough!
I’ve started putting a TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) caption on some pages. I can see I need on for that page, so I’ll test one out here, then publish it later:
TL;DR What Gout Foods Can I Eat?
1. Gout diet should follow a gout treatment plan.
2. Excess calories, excess iron, and excess purines (in that order of importance) should be controlled in keeping with your uric acid target.
3. Binge eating, starvation, and Free Fatty Acids (especially stearic acid) should be controlled in keeping with your gout pain management plan.
4. If you can’t be bothered with gout treatment plans, your best action is to follow a Mediterranean style diet, or Alkaline diet.
5. It’s never about what you should eat, or should avoid. Gout diet must balance your personal eating preferences (e.g if you like beef, balance it with lots of veg and a pint of skim milk).
So please stop reading all the stupid nonsense about beef, cheese, legumes, and alcohol. It’s pointless.
Marcus, let’s get some management plans in place to get proper personal gout control.
Everybody else: that 5 point summary still looks long-winded to me. How can I shorten it?