Discover The Best Natural Gout Treatments

Discover The Best Natural Gout Treatments
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Gout is a complex form of arthritis and is characterized by sudden and severe attacks of pain, redness, tenderness and swelling the in joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe (approximately 50% of cases). Other joints, such as the heels, knees, wrists and fingers, may also be affected.

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Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes, and the crystals deposit in joints, causing a lot of pain and inflammation. Men are more likely to get gout, but women become increasingly vulnerable to gout after menopause.

Here are the best natural gout treatments that involve diet and lifestyle changes:

Lose weight
Controlling your weight is essential if you have gout. Results from study published in 2010 at Boston University School of Medicine found that obesity is a major risk factor for gout. About half of all gout sufferers are found to be overweight, and this excess weight worsens the situation. It is therefore evident from this study that losing weight, and maintaining a proper body weight, will greatly improve the chances of further gout attacks.

Drink water
Increasing water intake helps to flush uric acid from the system and prevents build up of crystallization of uric acid around the joints. So drink plenty of water, about 8 glasses a day, and stay hydrated. You can add to the water the juice of half lemon into an 8-oz. glass of warm water. Drink it in the morning about 30 minutes before breakfast. The lemon water will help you manage your gout, as lemon juice helps prevent the formation of urate crystals and keeps your blood and urine pH slightly alkaline. Find here more information about 8 health benefits of drinking lemon water.

Foods to avoid
Avoid foods that are rich sourches of uric acid. These include organ meats and seafoods such as sardines and anchovies. It is also advised to eliminate coffee and all other caffeine sources from your diet, reduce sugar consumption and alcohol.

Foods to eat:

1. Pineapple
Although there is a need for further scientific evidence to confirm pineapple’s efficacy, it is believed that bromelain, a compound of digestive enzymes, as well as other compounds, can reduce gout and ease pain. If you cannot get fresh pineapples, also canned pineapples or pineapple juice can help ease your pain by consuming it daily to help reduce inflammation. Pineapple has a range of other health benefits and you can use it as a natural medicine.

2. Grapes
Adding grapes to your diet can lower uric acid in the blood stream and thus helping to prevent gout.

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3. Cherries and berries
Cherries, along with strawberries and other berries, are a rich source of antioxidants and help fight inflammation in the body. Tart cherries and strawberries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids that help to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in your body. Other berry types are similarly rich in these kinds of antioxidants. You can find more information about the amazing healing properties of berries in my e-book The Healing Berry Guide which will teach you how to transform your health with berries. Recent studies have found that eating about 30 pieces of cherries within 48 hours of a gout attack may cut the risk of recurrence of gout pain significantly. Eat tart cherries in all forms – fresh, or as cherry juice, or in the form of tart cherry extract. Read more about tart cherries for joint inflammation here.

4. Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
ACV is packed of nutrients, but the ingredient thought to be most effective in treating and preventing gout is acetic acid. Although ACV tastes acidic, the acetic acid turns alkaline inside the body and creates a pH-balanced environment that gout can’t thrive in. Although further research needs to be done to verify these claims, it is believed that drinking apple cider vinegar can break up uric acid crystals and prevent them from reforming in the joints, helping blood circulation and purification, and reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints, thus allowing for better flexibility of the joints. Take 2-3 tablespoons of undiluted ACV, twice or three times a day. If you cannot manage to consume pure undiluted ACV, mix it in a glass of water. Find here 10 uses for apple cider vinegar for great health and at home. Using ACV is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

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5. Turmeric
One of the active ingredients in turmeric is called curcumin, and is used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis. Taking turmeric may also help gout, because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is safe for most people but do consult your doctor before taking turmeric supplement to make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you take. Read here more about the amazing health benefits of turmeric.

6. Parsley
Parsley is a natural diuretic that helps your body flush out excess uric acid from your bloodstream through your kidneys and urinary tract, thus improves kidney function. A certain substance in parsley called apigenin is responsible for lowering uric acid in your body and this substance is still being researched as a potential gout cure. A study found that apigenin inhibits the enzyme responsible for converting purines into uric acid.

Check also my article How to Reduce Inflammation In Your Body With These Foods.

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Exercise
Exercise is not recommended while your joints are painful or when it might cause further injury, but once your gout is back under control, exercise increases circulation and normalizes uric acid levels in the body.

Baking soda
Baking soda can help reduce the amount of uric acid. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. glass of water and drink. If you suffer from acute attack increase the amount to 1 teaspoon of baking soda and drink up to 4 times throughout the day. Be aware that baking soda can increase blood pressure, so consult with your doctor before using it. Find here 6 uses for baking soda as a kitchen medicine.

Devil’s Claw Extract
Devil’s claw is anti-inflammatory herb that can help ease the pain and is used in arthritis, gout, muscle pain and back pain. It contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling and resulting pain. If you have diabetes or using a blood thinning medicine don’t take this herb.

Safflower capsules
Safflower helps relieve gout by neutralizing uric acid and removing toxins and waste from the body. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and helps relieve painful stiff joints.

How to relieve gout pain

1. Try cold packs or cold compresses on the joint to lessen the inflammation and help the pain. Apply it to the joint for 20 to 30 minutes several times a day.

2. Take Epson salt bath to Reduce pain and muscle cramps. Just add 2 cups to your bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes, 3 times a week, to reap the benefits.You can also do hand-foot soak – Add ½ cup of Epsom salt to a large bowl and soak your feet or hands for about 20 minute. Also read here about the most extraordinary uses for Epsom Salt.

3. Rest the joint until the pain decreases (if you have an acute attack, you probably won’t be able to move the joint much anyway). If you can, raise the affected joint on a pillow.

4. Use essential oils to relieve pain – some essential oils have analgesic properties, which means that they have shown to relieve or reduce pain, as well as anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties. see more information in my article The Top 15 Essential Oils to Relieve Pain and How to Use Them.

If you suffer from arthritis, click on the link below to find additional information about natural remedies for arthritis:

Natural Remedies for Arthritis

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45 Responses to Discover The Best Natural Gout Treatments

  1. Paul Meyers says:

    Moderation best control aid for me plus plain water.everyone is different so education and trying different process will help.keep a record of what u try to make it easier

    • Debbie moser says:

      Can you give parsley to dogs as a dieretic .vet him on flouresamine

      • Jenny says:

        Hi Debbie, I have read that parsley is generally safe for your dog in small amounts (I’m not really sure what considers to be a small amount). However, large amounts of it can cause stomach discomfort and diarrhea, and excessive amounts of parsley given daily can be toxic to the dog’s liver.

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  3. Shoulder and fingers pain please help Thanks

  4. Trish says:

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  5. Sharon says:

    Urtica Urens in the mother tincture form is excellent for gout and arthritis as well as bladder stones, kidney stones and crystals in the urine.

  6. Brian says:

    I had chronic gout for about 7 yrs I am only 45 now which is young for gout I tried everything nothing helped.My Dr. changed my blood pressure meds which contained a diuretic and I have been gout free for about a year now.If anyone is on a diuretic you might want to look into that end of it.I now eat and drink anything I want and no problems but Ii still take my tart cherry pill everyday just in case it is a cheap insurance plan.Good luck to all gout sufferers I know how painful it can be I have been down with it for months at a time once on crutches for 23 days it sucks.

    • marilou pascual says:

      can you please give me a best medicine for gout.Been suffering for months and really been taking all kinds of medicine even herbal i take and still having pain…

      • Jenny says:

        The article mentions few suggestions. It’s hard to know what will work best for you as every person is different. Sometimes you need to try and see what gives you the best results, or consult with a health professional for more suggestions.

      • Mehtab says:

        Tart cherry juice my friend. You’ll have your life back.

      • margie says:

        First, don’t eat beef for a week. This will really aggravate gout. Get cherry capsules or real cherries, if you can afford that. That’s what we did and it helped.

      • hep says:

        Tart cherry supplements you can buy at walmart,and black cherry juice at walmart aslo

    • Louanne Salvio says:

      Try visiting goutpal.com. It has categorization of attack severity (very informative). It gives you a sense of urgency. Benefits of Febuxostat vs Colchicine are discussed. Try taking black cherries as suggested (it works its benefits silently). As for inflammation itself, try cutting off sugar and all food with gluten (flour-based), e.g., pasta, pastries, bread.

  7. Umi says:

    I started getting gouty arthritis when I hit 30 Im now on verge of becoming 38,and its been so long since my last attack I cant remember when it occurred, and I literally tried every remedy mentioned in this article. Truth be told pineapple juice not frm concentrate works wonders. Another important thing to eat are leafy greens such as spinach. I wont get into the science behind all of this, but take take a break from fountain drinks and processed meats and give your liver a break.

  8. Raj says:

    I think Celery seeds is the best and effective cure for Gout. A lot of people I know have seen benefits using celery seed extract. It takes about 12 weeks on an average to see good results but it really works slow, steadily but surely…… herbswellbeing.com

  9. ibrahim says:

    thanks

  10. great also decreasing food containing purine

  11. Linda Ray says:

    Noni juice works well too!

  12. Heather Smith says:

    I have fibromyalgia and would love to settle my pain and fluid retention down naturally , any help would be so appreciated thanks

  13. Steve says:

    Urolic!! It has done wonders for me and use to get attacks all the time. Urloric keeps your uric acid levels in check.

  14. pankaj says:

    thanks for the information…

  15. Judith Morgan says:

    I have suffered with gout for a long time,my doctor never even checked or tested me for gout.I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia as I had been in pain for over 10 years.Just last year I was sent in for tests and was then told I have gout.I have been on pills for over a year and still have no sign of feeling better.I really like your suggestions for diet and hopefully I can apply some of these items to my daily life and improve my gout outlook.Maybe less pain and swelling.

  16. Eugene says:

    I found that eating raw ginger is very good for gout, as well as drinking buchu tea. .

  17. ALI says:

    HI, I SUFFERED FROM GOUT BEFOR 10 YEARS AGO.TREATED IN HOSPITAL BY TAKING MEDICINE ……( I DONT REMEMBER NAMES OF MEDS.) IT TAKES 10 DAYS.
    BEFORE 2 MONTHS ATTACKED BY GOUT…I TREATED MYSELF BY RUBBING MY BIG TOE BY GINGER ….ALSO ATE RAW GINGER & GARLIC.
    MAINLY TREATED BY RUBED GINGER 6 TIMES A DAY FOR 3 DAYS……..I FEEL OK FROM1st DAY!!.
    I THINK AM LUCKY. NO MORE MEDICINES.

  18. Gursewak says:

    Try the mixture of garlic,ginger,lemon(all three in juice form) acv and honey, it realy work plus drink organic noni juice.

  19. Mahmoud says:

    The best remedy ever for Gout, and i personally know numerous People who tried it and got totally cured from Gout is: Parsley …..you take a table spoon full of fresh Parsley leaves and put it in a large mug and then pour boiling water on it and cover it for 15 minutes, then drink it first thing in the morning for like 30 days, and then do a blood test and check your Uric acid, you will see the difference…there is plenty of research online about this …All the best

  20. Prosy Ramos says:

    Impressive !!! very interesting to read , sounds great ! From today onwards , I’ll try to start doing it & recommend it to my friends . Hoping for the best result .

    Thanks a lot ,

  21. Darlene says:

    I suffered gout in my 30s, but at first attributed it to my pumps. Got rid of those, pain and throbbing stayed. Read about gout, at which point I was overeating meat of all kinds, and drinking NO water. Changed my habits, and presto! the pain is GONE. The deformity remains, but small price to pay for such relief. I haven’t suffered a ‘flareup’ because I know what brings them on – meat in quantity, and I stay hydrated. Don’t believe the hype that premenopausal women can’t get gout. I’m proof.

  22. Roberto Winston Woodcock says:

    Good for information.

  23. Sam says:

    Didn’t see Bilberry mentioned-which is a shame! My husband got gout-it was so bad he could hardly walk-stupid doctor wanted to prescribe something that had awful side effects (as usual!) I said No and did some research. While Bilberry is usually used for the eyes, it is also used for this-made sure it wouldn’t mix badly with anything else he was taking and had him start taking it-and the gout went away and has NEVER come back. Ever. When we can avoid Big Pharma crap, we do.

  24. Chris Greene says:

    Quit smoking.Smoking causes stress on connective tissues, which leads to more arthritis pain.

  25. Tess says:

    Reflexology is another good way to relieve gout pain. Of course, without modifying the diet it won’t go away.

  26. CJ says:

    I have pain in my big toes, as described above, every night if I don’t take magnesium or if I don’t take enough magnesium. I take 400-500mg of either magnesium taurate or magnesium glycinate 2x per day, either powdered or in capsules. You can add a drop of liquid stevia to the powdered form when you mix it in water to improve the taste. This much magnesium can make my stools loose, so I take a probiotic along with it to counter that effect. Because of the pain in my toes (and other joints and muscles), I would not be able to sleep well without magnesium.

  27. Pam says:

    My dad drinks a cup of tart cherry juice once a day to keep the gout away! It works wonders.

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