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Hot to Cure Gout!

Gout is an extremely painful condition that results from an excess of uric acid in the bloodstream crystallizing typically in the extremities and joints across the body although most common in the feet. The kidneys have not dealt with the buildup properly, among other important functions. Due to diet (and other causes) an abundance of acidic materials can be present in the body and the kidneys simply do not have the capacity to deal with the uric acid.

Baking Soda

Among other home remedies for gout is the use of baking soda. Mixing baking soda in filtered water can effectively relieve pain almost instantly, though it may take 1-2 days. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of filtered water and drink it in one sitting. You may need to repeat this a few times a day, taking as much as 3 teaspoons total. Reduce the dose as the pain goes away. Note: The maximum recommended dose is 4 teaspoons throughout the day. Lastly, use caution if you suffer from hypertension, as baking soda may raise blood pressure when taken in larger amounts.

Ionized Alkaline Water

Alkaline ionized water is high pH water, higher than baking soda. So it can raise and balance your pH levels even faster and in a much more enjoyable drink. Unlike baking soda, you can make smoothies with your alkaline water. Adding alkaline water to your diet is the easiest and safest method to overcome gout pain naturally.

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Tap water has a typical pH of 7 or less. Baking soda has a pH of 8.2 depending on the source water. Alkaline ionized water has a pH level between 8.5 and 11.5 depending on the ionizer and it tastes significantly better too.

Other Diet Tips

  • Try apple cider vinegar – Helping to make the body more alkaline, apple cider vinegar has become a well-known proven solution for countless ailments, including gout. Try mixing 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces ofAlkaline water. You can either drink it in one sitting or sip on it over time – try both methods and see which is more effective. This solution can reduce pain by 90% within a day or two. Note: Be sure to use organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’.
  • Consume cherries – Some studies have shown that cherries can also reduce uric acid. In one study involving more than 600 people with gout, it was found that a ½-cup serving of cherries a day (10 or 12 cherries), or cherry extract, resulted in a 35% reduced risk of a subsequent gout attack. Further, those consuming even more cherries, up to three servings in two days, were at a 50% reduced risk. It may be best, though to supplement or consume cherry juice concentrate, which can contain about 55 to 60 tart cherries without all the sugar.
  • Eliminate sugar and soda such as coke, lemonade,soda water .mineral water, nothing carbonated– Whether it’s caffeinated or not, drinking two sodas each day can increase your risk of gout by a whopping 85%! Why? Sugar! Reduce sugar intake dramatically and risk of experiencing gout will dramatically drop.
  • Hydrate – Drink plenty of Alkaline water This will help flush out the excess uric acid.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption – Alcohol dehydrates the body and could raise uric acid levels in the blood.
  • Have some bromelain – Try some bromelain, a compound that can be found in pineapples or in a supplement form. The enzymes within are frequently recommended for people with gout and have even been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
  • Beet juice – Beet juice can help prevent acidosis and stimulates the liver to cleanse bile ducts.
  • Up your vitamin C intake – Evidence exists showing that increased vitamin C can reduce uric acid. Get it from food or from rose hips if you choose a supplement.
  • Reduce caffeine intake.
  • Avoid organ meats, sardines, and anchovies – These are all rich in uric acid, and you don’t need any more of that.
  • Exercise – In the case of gout, exercise naturally helps reduce urica cid levels by normalizing insulin. In general, exercise is a ‘prevent-all’ when it comes to any health issues.
  • Though gout is said to partly genetic and may not be completely preventable, you can absolutely reduce the occurrence and severity of flare-ups with these natural treatments. Don’t forget to share these home remedies for gout with others!

Additional Sources of Information

MayoClinic.com
niams.nih.gov
CDC.gov