picture of feet in apple cider vinegar solution

Soaking ‘Gout Feet’ in Apple Cider Vinegar

picture of feet in apple cider vinegar solutionApple cider vinegar has been used since antiquity as a natural remedy for many ailments, and gout is just one of them.

But it has to be organic, or raw, apple cider vinegar, not the distilled, pasteurized stuff you normally get in supermarkets. You’ll get the raw version in specialist food shops and /or health food stores.

This particular home remedy can be taken as a drink as well as for soaking your ‘gout’ feet’ in it…

As a drink, it is believed that it actually changes the pH value of your blood which reduces your high uric acid levels, and so helps to alleviate your painful gout.

As a soak for your feet, it can help to alleviate the pain and inflammation that you get during a gout attack in your feet.

Here’s how to take it as a drink…

Just add 3 teaspoons of cider to a large glass of water and drink 3 times per day. If the taste is just too much for you, then add some honey to help sweeten the drink.

Here’s how to use apple cider vinegar as a soak for ‘gout feet’…

Make up a batch in the ratio 1/2 of a cup of the cider to 3 cups of hot water, i.e. 1 of cider to 6 of hot water, and soak your foot / feet for half an hour. Repeat, reheating the mixture as required.

Note: Do not boil the water. Only make it hot enough that you can soak without burning your feet. Always test before putting your feet in the mixture.

Raw apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for gout and, for many folks, has proven to be pretty effective during an attack.

But, the critical thing is to prevent gout attacks from ever happening again…

Recurring gout is known to produce serious health complications like…

  • kidney stones
  • kidney disease
  • permanently joint damage
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure

…and recent research has indicated that there’s a link between gout, heart disease and a higher risk of death.

The worrying thing is that once having had even just one gout attack, you’re now very likely to have even more. So, you need to do everything in your power to prevent this from happening.

One thought on “Soaking ‘Gout Feet’ in Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Please help, my husband has the gout in his ankle could apple cider vinegar help him???? i am letting him bath his foot in warm water with a half of cup of apple cider vinegar.

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