When there are serious health problems, it seems like all the fun things in life are too difficult or impossible to manage. Although gout is not actually a life-threatening condition, the pain ratio is severe.
There are several potential problems when planning a vacation for gout sufferers. Eating the right foods is made much more difficult when you can only eat at restaurant costs. Healthy menu choices are usually uncomfortable or odd.
Exercise can be tough. This usually involves a lot of driving and a storage plan so you can get a lot of fun out of your trip. Vacations are great fun, but they can be stressful too. Stress is the main cause of gout inflammation, especially when consumed high in purines.
Cherry juice, one of the best cures for gout, is available only in specialty stores. Health food stores and retailer Joe have them, but knowing where is the closest one can be a problem while traveling.
However, there are a few things you can do to solve this problem. One solution is to use an RV. Recreational vehicles usually have fully functional kitchens where you can choose healthy foods that will reduce the chances of an outbreak. You can buy and store a sufficient quantity of cherry juice for convenience when you need it.
Exercising on vacation should be something you enjoy, not a tedious task. For me, a walk in the Botanical Gardens is a great way to get some exercise admiring the many plants and trying to guess each one before reading the signs.
You might be stress and need to take some vacation. Luckily, The US Botanic Garden has a garden virtual tours, you can take Others can cycle or explore historical sites. Many offer dedicated guided walking tours that can tell you why each building or area matters.To relieve stress, you can play soothing music on your stereo. Some even have external speakers so you can visit neighbors (or family members who may be nearby). Relaxing lavender and chamomile tea can also help with stress.
Because an RV can store and use water and a generator, you can have fun “dry camping” even in remote areas. This is another type of depression that the absence of many people can be so refreshing.