This page within the Gout Diet Section explains how to ask questions about food, drink, and lifestyle. Your question might be from What are purines? or How do I plan my gout diet? Learn how to ask the right questions, and you will get the best answers that help you improve your gout diet.
Please note that this page is flagged for review. Because it is mostly superceded by GoutPal Plan for Gout Dieters and related pages. However, I still need to transfer some information. In particular, I have a related purine metabolism study that is significant for gout dieters. So, please subscribe to my update service to get an email when I publish changes to this important resource.
This Gout Diet section, and all of this gout website, is supported by a free service to answer your gout diet questions.
You should be able to find answers by typing your question into the search box above. If that does not give you meaningful answers, you can ask your specific question in the Gout Questions service.
Asking your question in the right way, or answering other peoples questions, means taking a little time to prepare before you start typing.
Let’s assume the question is What are purines?
Here is how to ask and answer gout diet questions properly.
The sequence for asking a question like “What are purines?” is:
- Search for an answer
- Reassess your question
- Think about why you are asking the question
- Ask the question on the form provided
- Label it with the Gout Diet category
- Add your reasons for asking the question. Include relevant pages if they nearly answer your question, but you need clarification.
- Follow up your question. Wait up to a week for people to answer
- Select your best answer if there is one, or ask related questions if you are still not sure.
What Are Purines: Search For An Answer
If you are wondering what are purines, or have any gout question related to food, drink, or lifestyle, then the first thing to do is type your question into the search box. I put search boxes at the top and bottom of every page, as it is the easiest way to find the most relevant information. You might have found this website by typing your question into a search engine, but repeating your search in my Gout Search Engine will give you a bigger selection of possible answers.
I do not expect you to spend hours checking every result, but you should scan down a few results to see if they seem relevant to you. You might not find a complete answer, but you should get some help, and this usually lets you ask a better question. “What are purines?” is a reasonable question, but there are many pages that address this issue, so it is much better to ask a more specific question.
What Are Purines: Ask The Question
Before asking the question, please spend some time looking at other questions to get a flavor of how the service works.
First, note that the question “What Are Purines?” is very broad, and is only three words. This does not attract people, so you are unlikely to get answers. Maybe a better question would be “Where Do Purines In Food Come From?”, but this will depend on you, your knowledge, and why you are asking the question.
Second, select Gout Diet from the list of Categories.
Third, add your explanation of why you are asking the question. It is good to add as much relevant information as possible. Why are you asking the question? What do you hope to achieve? What have you already tried?
What Are Purines: Follow Up Your Answer
If you have made your gout diet question interesting, relevant, and clear, then you should get several good answers. Please bear in mind that people who write answers are doing it voluntarily in their spare time. Many contributors only visit the forums once a week, so be prepared to wait for answers. Please supply feedback to people who take the time to answer you, by adding comments, or asking related questions.
Gout Diet Questions: Next Steps
The notes above should guide you to asking good questions about how food, drink, or lifestyle affect your gout.
If they do, please search for your answer, then ask your questions. You can start a new purines discussion.
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