Can Turmeric Cause a Gout Attack and Make Them Worse?
It’s highly unlikely that this caused a gout outbreak or attack and likely didn’t make the gout attack worse.
Most gout attacks are not caused by a particular food from my perspective. I personally believe it’s a cumulative effect of continuing to eat too much of the wrong types or categories of foods and eating too often each day.
Turmeric is indeed safe for people who suffer from gout, but I don’t think you can eat enough of it to prevent gout attacks or cure gout as some have claimed. I also don’t think you should try to eat enough to prevent or cure gout. Not only would it be unproductive, but it could cause additional stomach issues when consumed in large quantities.
The compound in Turmeric that could help people who suffer from gout is known as Curcumin. But Curcumin only accounts for 3% of the total of Turmeric according to Exit Confessions. In this situation, you would be much better off using Curcumin supplements instead of attempting to consume copious amounts of Turmeric.
Although Turmeric gets the praise for being able to help gout, it’s the anti-inflammatory effects from Curcumin that lowers swelling, which in turn lowers pain and discomfort.
The claims of testing the anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric is not true, the compound of Curcumin is what was tested, and yet it only accounts for 3% of Turmeric.