Can you imagine some liquid inside your body which turned into glass and suddenly shattered? Sounds deadly right? That’s what’s happening when you have gouty arthritis. The normal uric acid, a by product of protein metabolism will change from liquid into tiny crystals.
And since these are crystals, they are spiked and they are sharp which makes gouty arthritis as the most painful arthritis in the world. If you have it, then you must know the pain. Good news is there are ways to help blow the gout away without the drugs.
For almost all of the diseases, alternative medicine will advise us to drink enough water. In the case of gout, it’s a little more than 8 glasses a day since you need to flush out those shattered crystals right? So, you must tolerate drinking a gallon a day. And after a year, you can reduce it a little. Water is by far the most important remedy for gout cleansing.
Want to live a bowl of cherries? Yes, if you have gout then cherries will be great for you. Its component called anthocyanocides is very effective in lowering the uric acid level of the body. Avoid store bought cherry juice as pasteurrization will remove the anthocyanocides.
High purine foods are also a must to avoid. These are your favorite sardines, mackerel, organ meats such as liver, kidney and some vegetables like asparagus, mushrooms and all types of beans.
Another interesting alternative remedy that I found is apple cider vinegar. I have heard a lot about this wonder vinegar and I just recently read that it’s also good for gout. A tablespoon a day is apparently very effective in preventing those painful gout attacks.
Lastly, DO NOT consume alcohol as this will contribute to uric acid build up because of the ethyl alcohol content.
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