Article by guest author Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Author of best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen , The Top 101 Foods that FIGHT Aging & Diabetes Fix

Can you tell what’s the one thing common among Sir Isaac Newton, Alexander the Great, and Martin Luther, even though they lived in different times and in different places?

They all suffered from, GOUT pain!

Today we are going to look at natural remedies to treat gout pain.

WHAT IS COUT

Gout refers to a certain form of inflammation of the joints and swellings of a recurrent type. Although chronic in nature, it breaks into acute attack.

It is a disease of the wealthy and usually common in middle-aged men. Women, after menopause, are also sometimes affected by the disease.

During a gout pain attack, the patient suffers from Acute pain in the big toe, which becomes tender, hot, and swollen in a few hours.

They are unable to put weight on the affected foot during the attack. Gout may also affect other joints such as the knees and the wrists, and sometimes more than one joint maybe affected simultaneously. The attacks usually occur around midnight or early morning.

The pain associated with gout attacks stay for about a week or so, and may recur if not checked properly. During an attack, the patient might have slight fever, and lose their appetite.

The affected joint may be damaged due to arthritis. In Chronic gout, the patient may develop chalky lumps of uric acid crystals remain in the joint and also form under the skin. Kidney stones containing uric acid, causing sever colic pains in the stomach. In some cases, the kidneys may even get damaged.

Primary cause of gout is the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints, skin and kidneys.

Those affected by gout have a higher level of uric acid than the normal, due to the formation of either increased or reduced amounts of acid, being passed out by the kidneys in the urine.

This uric acid usually remains dissolved in the blood, but when the blood becomes too full of it, the uric forms needle shaped crystals in the joints which bring about attacks of gout.

Heredity is an important factor in causing this disease and certain cases are prone to gout.

Other causes include excessive intake of alcoholic drinks, regular eating of foods rich in protein, carbs, and lack of proper exercise.

Stress is also regarded as an important cause of gout. During the alarm reaction, millions of body cells are destroyed and large quantities of uric acid freed from these cells enter the tissues.

Natural remedy for treating gout pain include,

Remedy Number 1. Eat about 10 to 25 cherries every day. Doctor Ludwig Blan some 35 years ago, while treating himself, found that cherries are very effective in keeping the ailment under control.

Remedy Number 2. Foods rich in potassium, such as potatoes, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and beans have been found to prevent gout attacks.

Remedy Number 3. Carrot juices, in combination with juices of beet and cucumber, is especially valuable. Make yourself 500 ml of juice using 300 ml of carrot juice, and 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juice.

Remedy Number 4. The juice of French or string beans has also proved effective in the treatment of gout. About 150 ml of its juice taken regularly, can prove to be very effective.

Remedy Number 5. Another effective remedy is drinking raw potato juice regularly.

During the treatment period, the patient must take special care to ensure they avoid all forms of alcohol, meats and eggs, canned food, and tea and coffee. The patient may also reduce their intake of sugar, salt and spices in their diet.




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