Natural Remedies For Gout

If the idea that natural remedies for gout exist almost sounds like a dream to you we've got some good news ...

If you suffer from gout, you know how terrible it is, and the drugs used to fight it can have equally terrible side-effects. Did you know that there are natural remedies for gout, too?

For those who may not be sure, gout is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary as

A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.

Men are more likely than women to get gout, but women are not immune and their risk of getting it shoots up sharply after menopause.

So, for those who have gout or might now realize that they are experiencing its symptoms, or even for those who would like to minimize their risk of getting this terrible affliction, what are these natural remedies for gout?

  • Keeping a good, healthy body weight. Being overweight is asking to be afflicted sooner or later by gout. Work out sensibly and take your all-natural dietary supplements.

  • Eat plenty of fish, nuts, veggies, and fruits. Eat food that is not pre-processed: Keep the "TV dinners" and the fast food to a minimum.

  • Stay away from refined foods. Throw out your white breads, white sugar, white rice, white pasta, and beverages or syrups containing high fructose corn syrup or high amounts of refined sugar. Replace these with whole grain breads, brown sugar,stevia, honey, brown or wild rice, whole grain pasta, and beverages that don't contain high fructose corn syrup.

  • If you currently have the symptoms of gout, start eating lots of unsweetened cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. These fruits, especially the cherries, work to lower your body's level of uric acid, the substance which is the basic cause of gout.

  • If you currently know that you have gout, temporarily do away with:
    • beer;
    • baked goods;
    • poultry;
    • red meat;
    • shellfish;
    • organ meats;
    • anchovies;
    • herring;
    • sardines;
    • mackerel;
    • fried foods;
    • fast food;
    • caffeine.

      Don't consume any of these things again until you can be sure that your gout has been cured.

Note:  New reports have appeared that may completely invalidate or even reverse some of the above restrictions, particularly beer and red meat.  For more information see this blog from late 2009: While we cannot verify the veracity of these reports, we advise you of them so you may make your own assessment and act accordingly.

  • Drink plenty of water. If you drink municipal water, use a water filter.

  • Take supplements that give you: quercetin; Vitamin E; bromelain; and flax seed oil. However, stay away from high levels of Vitamins C and B-3, because they aggravate high levels of uric acid.

Some of these natural remedies for gout may involve forming new habits or making some sacrifices. However, they will lead to a healthier life for you and will effectively treat your affliction.

Natural remedies for gout are better than suffering through it or using side-effect-laden synthetic drugs.

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