Discover natural gout treatments, home remedies, gout diet, foods, supplements, herbs, extracts, more. Gout relief from alternative medicine.
As you are striving for gout prevention or gout relief, here is a information to consider: There may be a link between gout and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). If you start checking the labels on the foods you buy, you’ll be amazed at how frequently you’ll find HFCS as an ingredient. Soft drinks are a major culprit, but many canned and frozen foods, even bread may contain it. Just cutting out sodas, though, would be a good step; a study found that consuming just one soft drink a day increased the risk of gout by about 50 percent, and two drinks a day almost doubled the risk. So if you are looking for a gout diet or for gout foods to avoid, give this information some thought, and check with your doctor.
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In Mexico, says Dr. David Williams, medical researcher, they use a tea from olive tree leaves and twigs as a gout treatment, using about 1/3 cup of dried leaves and twigs in a tea kettle of water, simmeres and then allowed to steep for 20 to 30 minutes. They strain it and add enough water to make a gallon of tea, which they store in the frig, drinking three 8-oz cups per day. They get gout relief in 7 to 10 days.
An easier method, says Dr. Williams, is to use an olive leaf extract, available at your health food store or online. He recommends Pure Health's Olive Leaf Extract, but he says to be sure your olive leaf extractis standardized to 20 percent oleuropein concentration, and start with somewhere between 150 to 450 milligrams of oleuropein a day. (But you know the drill: Don't start with anything until you check with your doctor!)
Dr. Williams also recommends celery seed extract, and likes the Natural Factors brand of it, which you can get at vitacost.com. Start with two to four capsules a day and then gradually cut back as the pain starts to go away. Experiment until you get the proper dose for yourself. Some people get relief even with fresh celery or with celery seeds.
Source: Alternatives newsletter, by Dr. David Williams, October 2008. See more about Dr. Williams at drdavidwilliams.com.
Way back in 1950, studies began to show that consumption of tart cherries relieved gout attacks, inhibited the onset of gout and lowered uric acid levels in the blood. Knowing this, scientists at Boston University researched whether cherries could reduce the recurrence of gout attacks. In a study of 633 people with gout, they found that tart cherry extract reduced the risk of gout attacks by 45%.
Source:Life Extension magazine, September 2014, pp. 49-50.
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