Gout Remedies – Do They Really Work?

There’s no more compelling reason to find a home remedy for a medical condition than excruciating pain. And nowhere is that more true than in the case of gout. So – are there any truly effective gout remedies?

For almost all medical conditions, home remedies have long been a staple of our way of life. And in some ways the usefulness of a remedy that is based on traditional cures has never been greater, since medical costs are escalating constantly. But the question is always whether or not home remedies are actually effective. In the case of a malady like gout, this is the most important question of all! The answer seems to be a cautious “yes”.

I think traditional remedies are always based on some level of fact and science, but by their very nature they tend to be unresearched and unproven. So if somebody tells you, for example, that tart cherries are a guaranteed cure for gout, do you believe them or not? (Oddly enough, this is true.)

Sometimes you can go out and try a remedy for yourself; sometimes you need an answer instantly – and that’s probably the most true when an attack of gout develops. So the object of this website is to give you some definite, reliable advice about what you can and can’t do to alleviate the pain of gout attack by using simple, traditional, gout remedies.

The Top “Home” Remedies For Gout

1) Drink less alcohol. Regrettably, if you like a drink, but you don’t like the pain of gout, then you are going to have to drink less alcohol. The worst offenders are beers and stouts, which are full of purines; a glass or two of wine a day should be all right. Whisky has a bad reputation, too, but the truth is you’ll be able to establish a correlation between drinking alcohol and how quickly you get a gout attack, especially if you keep a diary. Even so, cutting down on the booze is the simplest remedy for gout of all — and one of the most effective.

2) Consume less sugar, whether as simple sugar like glucose and fructose, or refined carbohydrates like white flour bakery products, sweets and candies. The body can’t cope — and indeed isn’t designed to cope — with the massive influx of sugar that we subject it to every day. It tests our body’s ability to control sugar levels to the limit, can induce a degree of insulin resistance, and results in fat being laid down around our abdomens.

3) Increase your intake of complex carbohydrates from vegetables and fruit. You’ll find that this satisfies your appetite for longer, and this food places less stress and strain on your hormonal system than simple sugars; it also protects your pancreas and adrenals, possibly even reducing the risk of Type II diabetes.

4) Another simple gout remedy is to reduce the amount of purine-containing protein in your diet. Generally speaking this means less meat, fish, and in particular shellfish. Once again, it’s a simple remedy for gout, and provided you maintain a food diary that enables you to link the consumption of certain foods with the onset of a gout attack, working out what you can and cannot eat “safely” need not be a chore.

5) Drink plenty of water. We hear this advice so often, don’t we? But we hear it for a good reason! Drinking lots of water reduces the level of toxins and impurities in your bloodstream, and in particular reduces the amount of uric acid in your blood, and therefore reduces the chance of a gout attack. If only all gout remedies were this simple!

6) Cherries. Ah yes, cherries. You see this recommended all over the Internet as a traditional gout remedy which works well, and so I investigated whether or not there’s any truth in the idea. The theory is that the anthocyanins in cherries inhibit the activity of xanthine oxidase, the enzyme associated with the production of uric acid. There’s actually quite a lot of evidence to suggest that the pigmented compounds in many fruits and vegetables have an impact on the metabolic pathways that are responsible for gout.

Rather than quote a whole load of references to you, I’ll just give you this one. In essence, what this report demonstrates is that urinary urate increases quite dramatically after eating cherries, while plasma urate decreases, but to a much lesser extent. In short, though, there’s definitely a marked trend towards decreased inflammatory responses in humans after the consumption of cherries, so it does look as though this may be a very useful home remedy for gout. Further evidence about the anti-inflammatory properties of cherries can be found here.

If You’re Suffering From Gout, Act Now!

If you’ve had an attack of gout, I can offer you my deepest sympathies. Gout struck me out of the blue when I was 53, and it came as a heck of a shock. Of course the first time it happened I had no idea what was going on… But the intensity of the excruciating pain soon opened my eyes to the fact that whatever was happening, it was something I just couldn’t ignore.

What I did was to find a gout home remedy on the Internet. So, just in case you don’t want to read any more, but you want something that will give you almost instant gout relief, here’s what helped me: go straight to it now, a gout home remedy by a medical doctor…. which you can find by clicking on the link in the right hand column of this page.

Needless to say it soon dawned on me after my first attack that this was classic gout in my toe joints. You’ll know the symptoms all too well, I’m sure: the sudden attack of excruciating pain that is almost unbearable, made worse by the slightest touch of the bedsheet at night, the throbbing that precedes an attack, and the weeks that go by where there are no symptoms whatsoever and you think everything has cleared up.

I’ve spent the recent part of my life working on the Internet, and I’m very well aware that there are plenty of scamsters out there making money from people suffering by offering home remedies for all kinds of common complaints. However, I also have a scientific background – I have a degree in biology, in fact – and I’m now a writer, so I like to think I’m very well qualified to make good judgments about the self-help remedies that really can help, and the ones that are, shall we say, less than reliable!

Not only that, but as you know – this is the point at which I heave a sigh of well, resignation, I guess – I actually have gout myself, so I had to find something that helped me. And having done that, I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t help you as well. Try it out now, because you have a 60 day money back guarantee if it doesn’t work, so you really do have nothing to lose (except of course that agonizing pain). Cure Your Gout – click on the picture in the right hand column to go there now!