9 Natural Gout Remedies for Gout Relief and Prevention
On this page you’re going to discover 9 natural gout remedies to get rid of your gout at home and prevent its return, without medication, totally naturally.
First though, please take a minute to listen to Dr. Edwards on what gout is…
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…
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 horrible for many sufferers as these drugs have some pretty nasty side effects.
And it’s so important to prevent recurring gout since, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, 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 gout remedies, you can get fast gout 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, gout herbal treatment and other easily-available natural home remedies for gout, can eliminate the excruciating symptoms of your existing attack and prevent further flare-ups down the line.
In other words, natural gout 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 9 of the best natural gout remedies out there — snippets taken from the best selling Gout Remedy Report which I review here — that you can try at home…
9 of the Best Natural Gout Remedies to Try Out at Home
1. Fluids / Water
This is perhaps the most important and best natural gout 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 gout home 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 remedy.
3. Cherries and Cherry Juice
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 herbal remedy 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.
Bromelain is an extract derived from pineapples, in particular from their stems. It helps to relieve inflammation, so acts as a natural NSAID. It is believed that it can also prevent further gout flare-ups when taken regularly. The suggested daily dose is 2 x 500 mg.
Hawthorn contains anti-inflammatory anthocyanocides so is great for helping to reduce inflammation, but it also has flavonoids which have been shown to help treat the symptoms of gout as well.
9. 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 9 natural home remedies are just a very small fraction of the numerous natural gout remedies 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.
NOTE: WHATEVER YOU DO YOU MUST NOT IGNORE YOUR GOUT
I vividly remember how the pain kept me awake each night and prevented me getting around during the day and then the overwhelming relief I felt each time it went away. But then the frustration I felt every time it came back.
If you’re a victim of recurring gout, I know just how tempting it is to keep on taking the drugs or just struggling on and hoping against hope it goes away never to return.
Remember, recurring gout can cause serious health issues, including a HIGHER RISK OF DEATH, so it’s absolutely vital that you DO NOT IGNORE YOUR GOUT.
If this is your first gout attack, I know it can be extremely worrying. And no doubt you already know that once you’ve had one gout attack, even if you manage to fight it off using conventional methods, there’s a very high chance it’ll return.
But DO NOT PANIC. With the correct, preventative actions you can make sure it not only leaves you in peace now, but never comes back again.
The fact is, it IS possible to cure your gout for good without filling your body with chemicals. And in just a couple of hours, that pain you’re feeling now could be vastly reduced…