These Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Gout Are Natural and Safe
Gout: if you’ve never had it, consider yourself very lucky.
With over 3 million cases of gout being reported every single year in the U.S., this common and painful condition needs to be talked about a bit more.
This issue is never talked about, and the reason why will horrify you…
That’s because there’s a giant gout conspiracy!
Not really. I’m just pulling your chain. Probably the biggest reason people don’t spend time focusing on gout is because they don’t realize what they’re dealing with.
What Is Gout and Where Does It Come From?
Gout is ultimately the result of inflammation in the body.
The pain of gout is caused by the formation of uric acid crystals in joint tissue. Ultimately, this is all caused by the breakdown of vital metabolic processes, and this breakdown will express itself by creating stiff, painful joints. When your body doesn’t metabolize nutrients correctly, it results in excess uric acid in the blood, creating a condition known as hyperuricemia.
Hyperuricemia will cause uric acid to gravitate toward your joints; the most commonly affected area by this is the big toe, and this acid forms jagged crystals in it causing a severe amount of pain.
From what we’re able to tell, there are two determining factors that’ll contribute to gout: genetic predisposition (which plays a minor role), and consumption of excess sugars.
The genetic part you can’t really do anything about.
The excess sugar bit, on the other hand, is something you can easily correct.
So if you believe you have gout and want to use natural remedies to help get rid of it, follow these seven tips and you’ll likely see your gout vanish in a matter of a few days.
Seven Natural and Easy Ways to Get Rid f Gout
#1 – Eliminate inflammatory foods.
Generally, the first step to getting healthier is to eliminate processed foods from your diet. That’s because these foods are known to be a contributing cause of chronic inflammation.
What kind of foods are we talking about? Foods high in inflammatory fats (trans fats, vegetable oils, and omega-6s), along with processed meats, processed foods, and foods with artificial flavors and additives.
#2- Stop eating sugar.
I mean really, this makes so much sense. The inability of your body to metabolize sugar and its creation of uric acid as a result means you should avoid it all costs.
Now when I say avoid sugar, I’m talking abut ALL of it. So don’t drink sugary beverages, stay away from fruit high in sugar, don’t eat foods with added sugar to it, and above all, stay away from alcohol. Alcohol is both inflammatory and high in sugar. I get it, most people have an issue with this, but, in reality, eliminating alcohol from your diet won’t just help cure gout, but it’ll also keep extra money in your pocket.
#3 – Add celery seed extract to your diet.
Once you’ve followed the first two steps, you’ll want to get loads of celery seed extract into your diet.
Why celery seed extract?
Simple – celery seed extract is loaded with all kinds of anti-inflammatory antioxidants like caffeic acid and ferulic acid, plus flavanols like quercetin that’ll help treat the localized pain gout causes. Plus, these antioxidants are also effective at treating way more than just gout, as they’re known to help with things like IBS, topical skin disorders, UTIs, kidney and liver infections, and a lot more.
You don’t need much – anywhere from 75mg -150mg 2 to 3x a day for a week is enough to help.
#4 – Drink tart cherry juice.
You’ve probably heard cherries are helpful with fighting gout; well, that’s not some old wive’s tale devoid of any truth.
A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism evaluated 633 individuals with gout who were treated with cherry extract over a two-day period. This cherry treatment was associated with a 35 percent lower risk of gout attacks. When cherry intake was combined with allopurinol use (a prescribed medication for gout and kidney stones), the risk of gout attacks was 75 percent lower.
Cherry juice, then, has very similar benefits to celery juice: it reduces inflammation and uric acid buildup in the body. If you just add celery and black cherry juice to your diet, you will see very fast results in getting rid of gout.
Tart cherries have anthocyanins and bioflavonoids (which work to slow impede enzymes Cyclooxygenase 1 and 2), which helps to relieve/prevent arthritis and gout in your body.
#5 – Take magnesium.
In an article I wrote a while ago, I reported how most Americans are deficient in magnesium. As it turns out, a magnesium deficiency can increase your risk of developing gout.
This is why I thoroughly recommend supplementing with magnesium – not just because you’re likely deficient in it, but also because it’s going to help treat your gout.
How exactly does magnesium help? Magnesium is an alkaline element, and alkaline materials help “neutralize” more acidic compounds. Since gout is caused by uric acid, the inclusion of magnesium in your diet can help reduce the formation of uric acid crystals.
#6 – Take some baking soda.
Baking soda has some remarkable health benefits, and those definitely extend to gout treatment.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda into 8 oz. of water, and drink that mixture 3x a day; this will help to relieve the pain. As soon as the pain goes away, you can stop taking the baking soda. Also, if you have hypertension, please use caution as baking soda may raise blood pressure when taken in larger amounts. For safety’s sake, don’t exceed 3 teaspoons a day.
#7 – Exercise.
This might seem counterintuitive – exercise when your joints hurt?
Well the truth is, you don’t want to workout while your joints hurt, but once you follow the steps above, your pain will begin to subside. You’ll want to start exercising because it will actually increase your body’s cardiovascular health. This will help optimize insulin levels, which, in turn, can also help prevent uric acid from depositing in your joints in the future.