Flax Seeds and Gout

Gout and Flax Seed

Flax seed lowers uric acid in gout patients? Flaxseed consumption goes back all the way to Babylonian times in 3000 BC and is extremely rich in essential fatty acids or EFAs. Flaxseed also called linseed, was also used to produce linen in ancient Egypt and it was only until the 19th century that cotton overtook…

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Gout and Bromelain from Pineapple

Pineapple, Bromelain and Gout

What is bromelain exactly and how does it help with my gout? Pineapple, native to South America can grow up to 12 inches long and weigh up to 10 pounds. It is a fruit that is enjoyed for its’ juiciness but also has a reputation as an herbal medicine and that is what we gout…

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Cinnamon sticks and powder for gout

Gout and Cinnamon

Can cinnamon lower uric acid in gout patients? Cinnamon is a spice that originates from India, China and Sri Lanka being one of the oldest spices known to man having been mentioned in a 2700 BC book on Chinese botanical medicine. Cinnamon has been mentioned in the Bible many times and was used in ancient…

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Gout and Chocolate Cocoa

Gout, Cocoa and Chocolate

Does eating chocolate help with your gout? Around 1500 AD, a Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico and who had observed the emperor of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, stated that he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet and flavoured with spices like vanilla; his chocolate beverage…

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Alfalfa and gout

Gout and Alfalfa

Have you ever tried Alfalfa? Alfalfa derived from the Arabic al-fac-facah (“father of all foods”) has been grown and consumed since 500 BC by the Chinese and Arabic people who first discovered it and is widely used as a natural home remedy to treat many ailments. It started becoming popular again in the 17th century…

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Devil's Claw for Gout

Gout and Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw for gout? Witch doctor hocus pocus or scientific fact? Devil’s Claw is a plant found in South Africa and used by locals there as a digestive aid and to ease sore joints, like lower back, knee and hip pain as well as arthritis. It comes from the fruit of a Southern African plant.…

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Celery Seeds for gout

Gout and Celery Seeds

What you need to know about celery seeds and how it can help your gout Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in many parts of the world but not that well known here in the West. Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion,…

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Gout and green tea

Gout and Green Tea

Does green tea actually help with gout? Green tea has been a favorite beverage in China since 2737 BC and the Chinese believe it be very powerful cure-all that can be used to help with weight loss, release toxins from our body (making it a powerful flavonoid antioxidant), helping heal wounds and even helping to…

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Vitamin C and Gout

Gout and Vitamin C

Fight gout with this popular vitamin The connection between gout and Vitamin C has been the subject of a few studies over the past 30 years. You may have read in the news about a recent New Zealand study about Vitamin C and gout. The study claims that taking vitamin C supplements daily doesn’t lower uric…

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Turmeric spice for gout

Gout and Turmeric

The healing power of this ancient spice Turmeric has been gaining popularity in the last few years as a home remedy for gout and is considered by many as a super-food. Turmeric is an herb that belongs in the ginger family. India has been using turmeric since 1900 BC, about 4000 years now, to treat…

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