Sunday, October 28, 2007

Gout ,Lemons,Garlic ,Pineapple and a Little Passion......

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Gout is actually caused by a build up of uric acid crystals in the joint fluid. The immune system reacts to these crystals as if to a foreign invader to the body. The joint, as a result, becomes inflamed and painful.Just like arthritis pain, finding alternative treatments for gout pain is important. Gout sufferers are usually prescribed one of three types of drugs that all have negative side affects. Finding a combination of natural ways to help gout pain will be beneficial for long term health.

Some other causes:

Stress raises uric acid levels

Kidney failure may make it more difficult to rid the body of uric acid, thereby triggering gout.

Starvation

One of the best ways to prevent gout is to drink at least 6-8 eight ounce glasses of water, fresh juices or herb tea daily, especially at the first signs of gout. This will keep your urine diluted and will help your body excrete uric acid and prevent crystals from forming.

Lemon juice prevents gout attacks by stimulating the formation of calcium carbonate in the body. Calcium carbonate neutralizes acids in the body, including uric acid that triggers gout attacks. After each meal drink the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. To get more juice out of the lemon, bring it to room temperature, then roll it around on the counter with the palm of your hand.

Eat foods high in potassium

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Eating generous amounts of other fruits and vegetables helps keep uric acid crystals in solution.

Having sex prevents from getting gout. It seems that increased sexual activity reduces uric acid levels.

Keep the leg elevated.

Accupressure:
Press just below the center of the nose toward the upper lip.
Press and massage between the ball of the foot and the bottom of the big toe on each foot; then on the left foot only, stimulate a point halfway between the base of the little toe and the heel pad. Press inward and upward on the underside of the protuberance at the base of the skull.
On both hands, press and massage a point on the inside of the pad at the base of the thumb directly beneath the index finger; then on the left palm only, stimulate a point halfway between the base of the little finger and the wrist.

Blueberries are high in anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanins, which help ease the pain of gout.
Cherries If you are lucky enough to have fresh cherries, eating 6-8 cherries daily will relieve the symptoms of gout. This remedy was reported in 1950 by Dr. Ludwig W. Blau who cured his own gout. Frozen and canned cherries may also be used. When you feel an attack coming on, eat 20-30 cherries immediately. Cherries are rich in compounds that prevent the destruction of collagen, which the body uses to form connective tissue. The connective tissue is damaged by gout. Cherries also have an enzyme that neutralizes uric acid and are high in anthocyanins which have high antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory action. For greatest effectiveness eat them between meals.

Devil's claw reduces uric acid levels and is a natural cleansing agent for toxic impurities. Take 400 mg of the dried extract 3x a day for as long as desired.

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DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) is very effective in relieving pain and swelling caused by inflammation. It helps dissolve crystalline deposits.

Garlic Eat several cloves of raw garlic daily. Mince the garlic and add it to black cherry juice for a potent remedy.

Ginger Put 1/3 cup of ground ginger (buy in bulk to keep the cost down) in a bathtub of water and soak for 30 minutes. This will cause you to sweat (a good thing) which will help eliminate the uric acid from your tissues. When you are finished the bath be sure to rinse off thoroughly, as the ginger can cause skin irritation if it dries on your skin.

Grapes are high in alkalines

Buchu tea helps dissolve and flush out uric acid crystals.

Saffron neutralizes uric acid buildup.

Pineapple an here an idea:

A refreshingly light and tasty dessert on a summer evening, and equally as good with breakfast on a chilly autumn or winter .

Ingredients:
6 oz. unsalted butter
1 small pineapple (about 1 1/2 pounds)
peeled, cut lengthwise into quarters, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (2 fl. oz.) dark rum or brandy

Instructions:
Melt butter in large frying pan over medium heat. Add pineapple slices and cook for one minute. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and cook, turning pineapple occasionally, until sugar is melted and pineapple is translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add rum or brandy, stir to combine and cook one minute.

To Serve:
Place pineapple on plates and spoon warm sauce over top.
Makes: Approximately 6 or so servings, depending on the size of the pineapple, and how thick or thin you slice it.
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6 comments:

John Paolo said...

Sex prevents gout??? Hahaha...that must be the best remedy I've seen yet and I've been surfing all over the net. ;-)

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oink-digger said...

G'DAY from Down Under, thanks for the info about lemons i have my own tree and have not had a lemon for some time thinking it was bad for gout? Now i can start using them again and not let them fall to the ground and rot!

OTHEOS MAZIMAS said...

I have heard that garlic is actually poisonous as it can cross the blood-brain barrier (Dr.Robert Beck

As for "SEX" this is guaranteed to make gout a lot worse. Avoid it during gout attacks, and only use moderately at other times.

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