I have started lifting and dieting over the last few weeks and I have a concern about nutrition, mainly my worries about high protein intake or more specifically high meat and seafood intake.
My family seems to be extremely pre-disposed to gout, I have very fit lean and young family members who have had to give up meat and beer because of constant gout attacks, both grandfathers on both sides had bad gout and my father did too.
Since upping my protein I have stuck to low purine meats like Chicken and watched my sugar but I am having slight flare ups even then. I saw on a gout forum a bodybuilder who gets the majority of his protein from a very good Whey Isolate, which is 97% protein. I am thinking of doing the same thing.
How would this affect me? I don't see how it could realistically be any less effective than eating lots of chicken and beef or sea food. I am going to eat a very moderate amount of meat and fish to get the omega 3 and fatty acids along with supplementing with fish oil etc. I will also be eating nuts, cheese