I have had a gout attack in the past and that is what put me on the path to vegetarian then to raw. I was pretty determined to do whatever it took to not have that pain again. Well I just got back from an ER visit this morning only to find out that my foot problem was another gout attack not a pulled tendon. Much lower level of uric acid than last year but over the "normal" levels of uric acid. I came out with multiple scripts to help me get over this round. I was very surprised to find out that this was another gout attack since I am probably 80% raw overall. Most days (usually 4 out of 7) I am 100%. I have a SAD hubby so sometimes I do eat cooked veggies and wholegrain pastas with him. After I got home I did a pH test and it was 7.5 which is good. Everything else has been getting better and better including my fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel since going raw. I have started losing weight I thought everything was going so good when this came out of the blue. I seldom eat beans or nuts as I have been working on lowering fat grams to under 20%. I have eaten some peanuts this week which I dont normally eat. I dont know if that started it? Has anyone had a gout flare after going raw? Any ideas about what this may be about? detox? or suggestions on how to avoid this in the future?