Natural Home Remedies for Gout Relief and Prevention
On this page you’re going to discover 7 natural gout remedies you can use to get rid of your gout at home, without medication, totally naturally.
But, before getting into those, please take a couple of minutes to listen to Dr. Edwards as he explains what gout is, the risk factors and how to manage it…
The 2 main takeaways from the video are…
1. Once having had gout, you have it for life.
2. But it can be managed successfully.
You see, there isn’t an actual cure for gout, in the sense that there isn’t anything you can take just once that will cure it.
Instead, when diagnosed with gout, your doctor will normally prescribe medication (usually NSAIDs) to alleviate inflammation and pain and separate medication (such as Allopurinol) to help lower blood uric acid to try to prevent future episodes.
The problem is that the former just focuses on the symptoms while the latter can only manage your condition as long as it is being taken. Once stopped, your uric acid levels can rise again.
So the former cannot prevent gout and the latter has to be taken for the long term — in many cases for life.
This is particularly disconcerting for many sufferers as these drugs have some pretty nasty side effects.
And it’s so important to prevent recurring gout since frequent gout episodes can lead to:-
- permanently damaged joints
- chronic joint infections
- kidney stones
- kidney disease
- heart disease
- increased risk of cardiovascular death
This is why gout victims are increasingly turning to natural home remedies for their gout…
Let’s look then at how, by utilising the benefits of natural remedies, you can get fast pain relief and, at the same time, prevent future gout attacks, with their potentially life-threatening health problems…
Natural Gout Remedies Overview
Some simple dietary and lifestyle adjustments, along with specific supplements, herbs and other easily-available natural remedies, can eliminate the excruciating symptoms of your existing gout attack and prevent further gout attacks.
In other words, natural remedies can do pretty much all that drugs can do for your gout, but without the expense and potential nasty side effects.
So, to get you started, here are 7 popular remedies — snippets taken from the best selling Gout Remedy Report which I review here — that you can try at home…
7 Natural Gout Home Remedies
1. Fluids / Water
This is the most important home remedy because keeping the body properly hydrated helps your kidneys to flush-out excess uric acid more easily. The American Dietetic Association recommends 2 to 4 liters of fluid per day, with at least half of that amount being water. But avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body and is a well known trigger for gout.
2. Vitamin C
Studies around this particular remedy have shown that vitamin C can increase urinary excretion of uric acid and so lower uric acid levels. So eat lots of vegetables and fruits, especially oranges, mandarins, etc. You can also get it in supplement form of course.
However, suddenly taking large amounts of vitamin C can actually trigger a gout attack due to abrupt changes in uric acid levels. So talk to your doctor about the correct vitamin C levels for your particular case before implementing this natural home remedy.
Cherries / concentrated cherry juice can help to alleviate the inflammation and pain of a gout attack as well as to reduce uric acid in the blood. As well as lowering uric acid, some research suggests that 20 cherries per day is much the same as taking one NSAID. This is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, of the natural gout remedies out there.
This herbal remedy, when taken as a tea for example, has been shown to aid the dissolution of uric acid crystals and their excretion from the body. Note that it shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy.
5. Folic Acid
This inhibits xanthine oxidase which is needed to produce uric acid. You can get some folic acid (also known as vitamin B9) naturally in your diet, especially in green leafy vegetables, fortified cereals and granary bread. But the chances are you won’t get sufficient through diet alone, so supplementation will probably be the best course; 10 to 75 mg per day. But check the label.
6. Devil’s Claw
This is another herb which has natural uric acid reducing powers. And it contains chemicals that help to reduce inflammation. Experts suggest taking 400 mg of devil’s claw extract three times a day until the symptoms disappear. Again, check the label.
7. Hot and Cold Compresses
This physical remedy can be very effective: Applying alternating hot (3 minutes) then cold (30 seconds) compresses around the joint can provide natural pain relief. Repeat until the water cools, then reheat as necessary. Use a basin or large bowl, but be careful to test the water before immersion. And always finish on cold.
These seven are just a very small fraction of the numerous natural remedies for gout out there. And, since not every remedy will work the same for everybody — each case is different — you need to familiarize yourself with the others.
As Dr. Edwards advised: you need to educate yourself about your condition…and this includes those issues that can put you at a much higher risk of gout: diet, being overweight, excessive alcohol, medical conditions, medications, and any family history of arthritis / gout.
Now, if that sounds like a lot of hard work, don’t worry: you don’t have to do any work at all. It has all been done for you in the “gout sufferers’ bible” – Click here to discover how I got myself totally de-gouted.