What Gout and Corona Virus Have In Common
**This post is not related to affiliate marketing.** I just wanted to share an epiphany.
If there's one lesson we can all learn from the Corona virus, it's to never take anything for granted. This includes toilet paper, the easily accessible supply of food in the supermarkets, being able to stay close to our loved ones or simply being able to walk outside to enjoy the weather.
I have a condition called Gout which is a build-up of uric acid in the joints. If you look at uric acid under a microscope, it looks like tiny shards of broken glass. This creates a lot of damage and severe inflammation to the joints(usually the big toe). Mine is in the right ankle.
This condition is extremely painful. Some say the pain can be compared to giving birth. I haven't given birth but now I have an idea. The pain is unrelenting no matter which position you put your foot in. An analogy would be to imagine whacking your big toe or ankle with a lead pipe a few times. You get the picture.
It has the power to give a man a different perspective. It taught me to never take something so simple, which is the ability to walk normally, for granted. Ever. I promised myself to hit the gym when I fully recover. I feel 80% better since it started 3 weeks ago. Now when I wake up and put both feet on the floor, I say a silent prayer "Thank you, Lord"
How To Prevent Gout
- Minimize red meat, seafood such as shrimp, lobster, sardines, anchovies, tuna, trout, mackarel & haddock.
- Drink plenty of water. Never allow yourself to be dehydrated
- Avoid excessive sugar and processed foods
- Strengthen your kidneys so it can filter uric acid more efficiently. Gout is actually a symptom of weakened kidneys/kidney stones.
Hope this helps!
PS. the picture above isn't my feet