Gout and Apple Cider Vinegar

Gout and Apple Cider Vinegar

Using Apple Cider Vinegar for gout

In this post I’ll be discussing a home remedy that I have been using for a few years now and a internet favourite remedy on health forums and websites, used as a cure-all to treat anything from diabetes, weight loss, blood pressure, acne, dandruff and of course gout. I’ll be discussing the age old Apple Cider Vinegar which has been used for at least 10 000 years to treat many different ailments and having been used as a condiment and preservative, utilized also for flavouring and healing purposes, deodorant, healing tonic and a preserver of youth. Christopher Columbus had barrels of apple cider vinegar on his ships to prevent scurvy and it was also used in the American Civil War to disinfect and heal wounds. All in all you can see that apple cider vinegar has many uses and you as a gout sufferer should include it in your diet.

Apple Cider Vinegar otherwise also known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. ACV is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and Yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.[1]

Apple cider vinegar is full of nutrients like potassium, which helps remove toxins and excess water, iron, calcium and amino acids that reduce toxin buildup and serve as antibiotics. The main ingredient thought to be the most effective in treating and preventing gout is acetic acid. What happens is acetic acid is turned alkaline inside the body forming a pH balanced environment that prevents gout whereas having a pH balance that’s acidic can cause gout but shifting your pH balance toward alkaline can cure you of gout and prevent it from coming back. Do note that no research has been done to verify these claims.

Drinking apple cider vinegar breaks up the uric acid crystals and prevents them from reforming in the joints by aiding blood circulation and purification. It reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints allowing for better flexibility of the joints. ACV contains higher amounts of malic acid which explains the fact that consuming ACV in appropriate quantities is more beneficial to you than eating an apple directly. Many people have experienced relief from gout symptoms a few hours after using apple cider vinegar, while others have reported relief after a few days.

How to gout sufferers use apple cider vinegar?

For a full therapeutic effect one must take 2-3 tablespoons, 2 to 3 times a day. If you can manage to take it straight up with no dilution or sweetening, then go for it but if you do need to make your gout concoction taste better, mix it in a glass of water. You can also add a teaspoon of raw honey (not recommended for diabetics) and mix the ACV with your water or why not use some cherry juice with it for that double punch! Don’t forget to dress your salad with it too!

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What type of ACV do I buy?

Make sure the ACV you buy at the store is organic and non-pasteurized, non-fermented making sure that it has not been processed and heated while still containing the nutrients, minerals and enzymes required to combat your gout symptoms. The clear ACV which you see at the supermarket and is cheaper than the organic-raw type has been heated and distilled removing many of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. The raw type contains what we call “mother of vinegar”, which is a strand-like structure of living bacteria that is found in ACV and don’t forget to check the acetic acid content on the bottle. In addition, make sure not to use ACV as a substitute for other treatments or without a doctor’s consent and if you are allergic to apples this obviously won’t work for you. You can buy apple cider vinegar easily on Amazon.com.

As a topical treatment, when dealing with a gout attack, you can soak your foot for about 30 minutes in a bucket full of 4 cups of hot water and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. You can also soak a clean, dry cloth in apple cider vinegar and wrap it around the affected area for about 15 minutes.

Apple cider vinegar can be very effective in relieving gout symptoms for many people. But not everybody will experience the same level of relief with ACV. I personally have used it for many years; I take it daily without fail. Apart from gout, I also use to have a problem with my oesophagus, with very bad heartburn. Since consuming ACV, I haven’t suffered from heartburn since. I strongly recommend this super-food in your daily diet.

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[1] From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Apple Cider Vinegar”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_cider_vinegar

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86 Comments

  • SWara

    Reply Reply May 25, 2017

    HI
    I just started drinking ACV for weight loss but after started drinking 2tsp with 2tsp honey in one glass of water my stomach is hurting badly.
    The pain is still there …what am I supposed to do now ,,,,,please suggest!

  • Aline

    Reply Reply April 21, 2017

    I began taking 750mg, twice a day of ACV tablets, as well as increasing my water intake to 100 ounces or more…within two days the gout symptoms have disappeared!

  • Richard K

    Reply Reply October 4, 2016

    Started using Bragg’s ACV two days ago and the results are remarkable. I have had a bad gout attack, which has lasted nearly two months now with on one week remission in that time.

    I don’t know if it is coincidence but after two days of taking ACV all the pain in my toe and feet has completely gone. There is not even one tender spot. Additionally I have what are called Gouty Tophi on my elbows, which are unsightly hard nodules. Sine taking ACV the one on my left elbow has shrunk to half the size in two days and has become much softer. The one on the right elbow has also gone from a state of hard (almost bone like) to soft.

    Also I can report normally my joints are stiff when I wake up, but today there was little discernible stiffness as I literally skipped down the stairs this morning.

    As I wrote above I do not know if this is some remarkable coincidence, but I am not complaining.

  • Mick Barrett

    Reply Reply September 25, 2016

    I have suffered on inflamed finger joint fir over five years: this was diagnosed as gout two years ago. Three weeks ago I started taking two tablespoons of organic unfiltered cider vinegar twice a day in a glass of water. Within 48 hours the pain had gone. Within two weeks the swelling has diminished to the pount where my wife comments daily. Still a little pain, but the hard masses that had firmed in five distinct areas have now become soft and pliable. In other words, I am beginning to see my finger again.

  • Jim

    Reply Reply July 22, 2016

    I wanted to get off my gout medication due to concerns about destroying my kidneys. My problem was that as soon as I get off them, my gout would flare up. I find that drinking lots of lemon water helps with preventing gout but the one thing that really knocked it out for me is ACV.

    I read a testimony of a man who had an acute gout attack and he drank a bottle of ACV and it went away overnight. I was doubtful but I tried it when I had an acute gout attack. I drank about 4 cups of lemon water mixed with about 2 tablespoons of ACV in each cup right before I went to sleep.

    When I woke up, I was really surprised. Instead of the gout being worse(as it usually happen for the first 3 days), I woke up and it was barely there. it was unbelievable. My medications never did that for me. I’ve had 3 oncoming gout attacks and they were all vanquished by drinking ACV. I’m a believer. I now mix about 2 tbsps of ACV in my lemon water and it works just as well as my old meds.

  • Polly

    Reply Reply May 9, 2016

    I have been having an aching in my left big toe for approx. a month.. Within the last 3 days it has gotten worse with reddening and then two days ago, overnight, I looked at it and it was swollen and red with whitish looking skin around a circle of broken skin. I had been putting a bandage of a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar on it to wear overnight. It seemed to be the only thing that got rid of the pain so I could sleep. But, it is very red now. Am I burning the skin with the apple cider vinegar on it for too long?

  • Kim

    Reply Reply April 26, 2016

    I Have gout mine is 11.3 doctor said its the worst he has seen, all joint hurt and back and neck to cant hardly walk anymore dose the vinegar really work, Doctor put me on Allopurinol 300 and indomiasinfor pain

  • hjz

    Reply Reply April 10, 2016

    Dear sir,
    I have taken ACV for the past 2 weeks but it didn’t seems to help at all and it seems that it got worse by spreading the re occurance to my finger joints and my big toe after I got rid of the pain after taking colchicine. Please advice.Thanks

    • Gregg Weiss

      Reply Reply October 18, 2016

      Does ACV work for you? I have my second gout attack on my foot and I use it with salad.

  • girish

    Reply Reply December 24, 2015

    I am suffer regularly from High Uric acid level ( above 7.5) Just started taking Braggs ACV about a week ago.

    firstly could not manage due to the ttaste but with a pinch of Rock salt the mixture tastes much better and edible.

    i have heard that after a week, one may experience joint pain and more urination? is that true

    • mohit

      Reply Reply February 3, 2016

      Girish so now what is ur exp. Is that work?

    • Darrel Salaimon

      Reply Reply March 30, 2016

      Good sharing, yes, apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps to boost metabolism, blocks the body’s storage of dietary fat plus breaks down and dissolves existing body fat. A study at Australia’s University of Sydney in which subjects who consumed two tablespoon of ACV daily experienced fewer surges and crashes in blood sugar levels.

  • Mig

    Reply Reply December 22, 2015

    As of now, I have a gout flare up and very much in pain. I take my daily meds appurinol 2x a day. I checked the internet for possible gout treatment, and found out about experiences by people using apple cider. Out of curiosity I tried it by noon, but no differences. Another intake @6pm w/3tbs with 8oz water. In the end, it gotten worst and swollen. How could this have happened? Am I part of small % of bad results? Thanks

    • Charlie

      Reply Reply January 12, 2016

      I also experienced a worsening of my gout. Could it be that the crystals begin to move with the acv and that after some time the gout goes away? Anyway I stopped because of the additional pain

      • Stevens

        Reply Reply April 11, 2016

        I was in not much pain at all, I tried this for some preventative care. Within a hour my foot swelled up and the pain was so bad I had to be hospitalized. I think this is some cruel joke they do that actually makes gout worse. STICK TO CHERRY JUICE. These people are sick sick people who enjoy other’s people pain

  • Littledaddy

    Reply Reply December 4, 2015

    Hi,
    I had a kidney stone in December 2014 and then 2 attacks of gout in Feb and May (left big toe joint & then right big toe socket)so modified my diet a little. The only consistent thing I’ve done is increase water intake – 2+litres per day – and take cider apple vinegar tablets at night (2x300mg) and a small folic acid tablet..and not attacks in over 6 mths…? Coincidence perhaps but I’m eating 95% normally again now – including treats!

  • Eric

    Reply Reply November 25, 2015

    Do you take ACV before or after each meal when treating gout? Thanks

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply November 27, 2015

      I take ACV before every meal so I digest it better but it hasn’t personally treated my gout attacks in the past per se. It has cured my acid reflux issue that I had years ago and haven’t experienced since!

  • Jim Demello

    Reply Reply November 22, 2015

    ACV is truly a wonder – I used it to cure jockitch (I know gross but it works).
    Anyway, it is a treatment for a symptom of gout but not a cure.

    • kevin Hogan

      Reply Reply September 7, 2016

      Hi Spiro,
      I found your site about 8 months ago and I bought ACV with The MOTHER after suffering from Gout about 6/7 years now regularly. I was on lots of medication and on Allopurinol for life. Medications works a bit but side effects include weight gain etc. I have been taking ACV every day for last 8 months and I’m blown away with success. No Gout attack for several months now and if I feel attack coming, I increase dosage of ACV…I am now off all medications but watch what I eat…Thanks a mill, meant to email reply to sincerely say really appreciate site and advice…Kevin, Dublin…

  • Donna

    Reply Reply November 3, 2015

    We read in the article where you can use a clean cloth soaked in ACV. We tried it and it really helped. How often should we use a ACV soaked towel?

  • Raj

    Reply Reply October 28, 2015

    My mom has a gout from last 4 years and we took all steps to relief from gout but still not expected result. So please tell can i use apple cider vinegar for my mom and which brand is it. IN these days my mom couldn’t walk properly and after lot of effort she is walking. Please help me

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply October 28, 2015

      Hi Raj!

      There is no guarantee that apple cider vinegar will work on your mom, it works for some but not all. Regardless, I strongly recommend to use it in your daily diet and make sure whatever brand you buy cause there are many, that it’s unpasteurized, organic and usually it writes “raw” on the label.

    • daniel

      Reply Reply March 18, 2016

      After seeing Gout Specialist , have to take 300 mg allopurinol daily. It didnt really work, and in fact worsen, usually I got pain on ankle but now got pain on shoulder , wrist. And have to take clochicine ( not good if take often cause diarrhia ) and Prednislone (which is not good long bad for kidney) .

      So I stop taking alupurinol and embarked on
      my own treatment . and so far coming to 1 and half month , no gout attack, my joints
      feel like 30 yrs , though i now 63 yrs.

      Br
      Dan

  • gimpy

    Reply Reply October 2, 2015

    I have had chronic gout for at least 20 years. I have tried EVERYTHING!!! I was on prescription allopurinol, I’ve used colchysine and indocine with good results and SIGNIFICANT side effects such as diarrhea and dizziness. I tried cherry juice extract, celery seed, cumeric, and whatever else I could think of. Since starting ACV I have NEVER felt better! I take only about two ounces per week diluted with water and I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT!!! If I feel a little gout flaring up (from neglecting to take some ACV for about three weeks) I treat myself with larger doses for one day and I’m CURED quickly. Not even prescription meds worked that effectively.

    I highly recommend this treatment to all my friends that suffer from gout. This really works when NOTHING else ever has.

  • BiggDogg

    Reply Reply August 27, 2015

    Is your mix one fourth CUP of ACV and three fourths CUP of juice? Your comment didn’t specifify the measurements in cups or tablespoons or whatever.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply August 29, 2015

      I say take 2-3 tablespoons of ACV daily for therapeutic effect if you want. As for juice add as much as you like, keep tasting to see what makes it good for you. Everybody is different. Keep adding juice or water to take away the vinegary taste of the ACV. Hope this helps!

      • Ken Nguyen

        Reply Reply December 25, 2015

        Do you recommend to add ACV with honey? Which store usually carry the apple cider vinegar. Is it OK for me to mix a large amount, refrigerate, and drink it cold?

        • Spiro Koulouris

          Reply Reply December 26, 2015

          No I don’t recommend ACV with honey but if the taste bothers you, then adding some raw honey is fine. Yes you can refrigerate your ACV concoction and drink later. As for stores that carry ACV, it depends where you live, go to a natural health food store, they will have it. If not go to Amazon.com

  • mike v

    Reply Reply July 2, 2015

    i take cherry concentrate capsules,bromelain,quercetin,celery seed extract,msm,n acetyl cysateine among others daily on emty stomach and it has helped tremendously.i get fewer and weaker attacks.i eat red meat and bread,i cut out processed and sugar foods.gout is something you will always have.good luck.i tried dmso also,im half and half on the effectiveness.

  • Spiro Koulouris

    Reply Reply June 11, 2015

    Hi Georgia!

    Ya ACV won’t harm you, if anything it will help you break down purines better, improve the digestion process and lower uric acid levels in the blood.

    • Steven

      Reply Reply June 25, 2015

      Hi Spiro,

      Thanks for this article.

      I’ve been suffering from gout problem on and off. Just last night after reading your arcticle I went to the grocery store and bought this ACV. It’s almost 2-weeks now that I am suffering from pain. I’m forcing myself to walk, because I need to go to work.

      I took around 200 ml in the car like drinking soda on my way back home. It’s a vinegar so the taste is not that pleasant, but I’m desperate, so I took it coz I don’t want to take any pill that could possible harm my kidneys. Of course I ate my dinner first before drinking the vinegar.

      After 30 minutes, WOW the pain was alleviated.In the morning there’s still pain remaining when I’m doing some steps, so I took another 50 ml before I left home for work.

      And now as I’m sharing my experience with ACV, the pain on my both feet is almost gone that I can walk normally without limping.In less than a day I’m cured…This is a miracle… Thank GOD…

      Thanks Spiro.

    • David Johnson

      Reply Reply December 9, 2015

      But apple cider vinegar can erode tooth enamel, so I’m wondering if diluting it in 8 oz water is sufficient to prevent that.

  • Ian

    Reply Reply May 9, 2015

    It is okay to Take ACV while taking medicines prescribe by doctor likes colchiccines and atenurix

    • Yes that’s fine Ian, ACV won’t harm you unless you are allergic but speak to your doctor before to make sure.

  • Ian

    Reply Reply May 9, 2015

    I buy ACV with 5 acidity it is okay to use for my gout?

  • Robert

    Reply Reply April 21, 2015

    Dear Gout And You:

    Would you be so kind to advise me regarding the use of coconut or rice vinegar against gout?

    Living in the tropics there are no apples growing. The ACV of choice is Bragg’s, if you can find it. It is one of those things that when it runs out, the shop is not bothered about ordering more even if you are loyal customer. Buying a couple of jars every now and then even on a regular basis is not good enough for them.

    Only rice and coconut vinegar are available with any comparable ease as ACV in North America. Alternatively, there are sometimes available Heinz or Hunt’s apple vinegar, but it is looking like a jar of golden transparent cider with no sediment whatsoever.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    Thank you.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply April 21, 2015

      Hi Robert!

      I don’t know enough about coconut nor rice vinegar, heck I haven’t even seen them marketed here in North America. ACV is the best option from all the vinegars out there, that’s for sure. If you can’t order it online then I recommend you follow a good healthy diet and there’s many more things you can do to battle your gout in my blog, see other gout hacks that are available to you. Cherries will certainly help!

  • Zolly

    Reply Reply April 18, 2015

    I have had a gout in my middle finger for over a month, being treated by doc…..been alcohol free for over a month. Improved except for the tophi looking lump. Can i have a couple ciders for a special occasion if i drink gallons of water 🙁

    • van vu

      Reply Reply August 2, 2015

      My father who is over 80 y old has the same gout problem on the right middle finger since June 30th. It is is swollen , he feels tired, he drinks tart cherry juice ( 1 glass daily) and about 50 ounces of liquid ( tisane), 1 Tbsp of AVC , still not over yet. He stopped taking colchicine because of diarrhea problem.
      How about your finger. What do you do to treat your gout. I am interested because having gout in the middle finger is rare.
      Thanks

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Reply Reply August 2, 2015

        What do you do? At least begin checking out my entire website to see what you can do. There’s also my ebook which goes in greater detail on what to do. First thing’s first! make sure your dad sees a doctor about it, if colchicine is causing diarrhea which is the usual case, then maybe try NSAIDs instead.

  • mike kemble

    Reply Reply April 15, 2015

    thanks for the good advice. I had gout last year and could hardly walk, and then, slowly. I am 65. It cleared up with medication but came back in my right foot big toe two days ago, then moved into the two right toes overnight. Very painful. I had heard of apple cider vinegar recently from someone so looked in up on google and found your site. We had already bought ACV from our supermarket but since I read you report, it may prove to be ineffective. My wife is in town today looking for the organic, non pasteurised version.

    What type of alcoholic drinks should be avoided to reduce intake of uric acid?

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply April 16, 2015

      Thanks for the comment Mike. As for alcohol. Try zero tolerance. If you really want some drops of alcohol, then I suggest you avoid beer and hard liquor. Stick with the occasional glass of red wine and but don’t go overboard, a technique that some gout sufferers tell me works is to drink plenty of water before and after having a few alcoholic drinks to flush out as much excess uric acid from your body when consuming alcohol, this is to avoid a gout attack.

  • Khalid

    Reply Reply April 9, 2015

    I was on vacation when i got a severe attack. i was unable to put my foot down or sleep at night. It happened despite the fact that i was taking my medicines.
    I stopped medicines (out of anger) and started taking ACV.
    In two days, i consumed 500ML of ACV and about 8Liters of water.
    Not only, i was able to take a flt on 3rd day but also was travel 400Km by road to reach airport.
    All, thanks to ACV !!!!!.

  • bubba

    Reply Reply March 7, 2015

    I had a knee swell up almost to the size of a soccer ball and I was almost unable to continue working. I was not sure what it was and I had no insurance at the time. I got to the research. I determined it was gout and recalled the old country remedy of apple cider vinegar. Being the old intel guy, I had to look further and saw the science involved in the chemistry. I began making a daily tonic of about one fourth apple cider vinegar and three fourths juice… for me cranberry since it covers up the taste well. I drank this rather strong concoction regularly and it began to break down the crystalization in my knee so fast that I had shiny pee from all the massive re-filtering of the junk ouf of my system. Most went quickly with on lump under a tendon on the side of my knee holding on longer. I kept at it and am completely free from it now. I began to notice pain in a foot and ankle and I’m now back on it. The stuff works folks.

  • Alice

    Reply Reply February 3, 2015

    I recently had a gout attack in big toe which was sensitive even with a sheet on it at night. Antiinflammatory just made throbbing a little less but once I put foot down extreme pain for 5 minutes. Decided to try the apple cider vinegar as have had it once or twice at gym. Took 3 table spoons at 5 pm un diluted and with in three hrs the throbbing had stopped. Took again next day three times a day and was walking on it be it a little tentatively . Third day walking normally though still a little tender . This may not work for all but I am amazed and so relieved !! Normally takes 10 days to disappear and this was gone by 4!!!! Obviously lots of water too. Thank you thank you …I will keep taking this but hot with honey maybe once a week to help prevent another attack

  • Iain

    Reply Reply November 15, 2014

    I have a question about using a “combination of” Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to lower Uric Acid levels, break down Uric acid crystals etc? .. and relieve the issues associated with Gout.

    So…..

    Is using a combination of ACV (3 table spoons x 3 times a day) along with Baking Soda (1/4 tea spoon in glass of water x 3 times day effective, or should this combination be avoided.? I know individually they both have beneficial effects on gout, but together..????

    Has anyone tried this?

    • Hermes

      Reply Reply February 25, 2017

      I have this question too. Is there something about the way BS changes the ph that is opposite the way that ACV works, ietc, in combination is it effective vs just doing one or the other? Thanks

      • Shelley

        Reply Reply March 17, 2017

        I have suffered with gout for years. I used to take baking soda when an attack would occur but was concerned with all of the sodium.

        Baking Soda will neutralize the acid in the ACV to about a 7pH. It allows you to drink it without it burning your throat or removing the enamel from your teeth. It is still effective.

        I started ACV with baking soda and stevia. Here is my big batch recipe:

        1 Gallon Pure Water
        2 Cups ACV
        2 TBLS Baking Soda
        4 Packets Stevia

        Add Baking Soda to a large Glass sun tea jar, that will hold more than a gallon! Slowly add the ACV, it will foam and that is what you want it to do. Then add the stevia and then the water. Shake it up and keep in the fridge.

        I have only been doing this for 4 days, so I don’t have a lot of experience. But I am detoxing because I can feel it. I feel everything!

        The gout in my big toe is still giving me slight twinges but they don’t last. My kidneys seem to be detoxing too. How do I know? I FEEL it. My wrist and hands feel it too, many past broken bones in my hands.

  • Jonathan

    Reply Reply September 24, 2014

    I’m 28 years old and I have had gout attacks I think 6 times. Last week, I had an attack in my right foot. This week, it’s in the left foot. This pain is excruciating, I can’t even bear the touch of the sheet. This is super painful. I noticed that I am experiencing gout every 4 months. Oh my dear Lord, I don’t want to have this ailment anymore. As far as I can remember, my wife and I have been eating shrimps for the past few weeks. Gourd with shrimp, Pinakbet with Shrimp, mongo with Shrimp. My new wife has been cooking for me wahtever I want and lastly she cooked pork pochero, pork barbeque, we had eaten a beef bulalo in a restaurant. Oh please, not another gout.

    For the past 2 days, I’ve been drinking a lot of water and I am only taking white bread and banana when I am hungry (are these okay), and I’ve been also drinking apple cider since yesterday, 3 talbespoon in the morning and in the afternoon.. it’s pure so I had to mix it with water and muscovado sugar.

    Usually, when my gout attacks, even it’s painful, after a day or two, I try to walk a lot and the gout attack would subside. Now, I walked again, but the pain is still there. Please help me.

    I don’t want to have this for the rest of my life. Geez, I’m only just turned 28. 🙁

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 26, 2014

      Jonathan, eliminate the white bread since it is refined carbohydrate for 100% whole wheat bread instead. No need to eat just bread and bananas. You can eat any complex carbohydrate like vegetables, fruits, whole wheat breads and pasta…If I were you I’d go see your doctor. Take some Ibuprofen to remove the edge from the pain before you go see your doctor, cause it sounds like you’ll need prescription drugs to rid the gout attack. Meanwhile, drink nothing but water, avoid alcohol, meat, fried food, seafood, shrimps like you mentioned is a big no-no, and read my blog for more information on how to beat your gout.

      • Tia Mullins

        Reply Reply June 14, 2015

        But whole wheat bread is loaded with purines. White bread is actually safer for gout sufferers.

  • Jacqueline

    Reply Reply September 11, 2014

    What about taking the pill supplement of apple cider. I use 1500 mg 2 times daily in a pill form. The brand is Vitascost. Thank you

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 13, 2014

      Ya you can take apple cider vinegar in the form of a tablet. Definitely!

  • Al

    Reply Reply August 25, 2014

    Spiro, thank you for sharing your experience about the different remedies for gout. I’ve had the same recommendation by friends who had suffered with gout. Have you heard of Uricaid supplement and what is your opinion of it?

  • Dr Lyne

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    I would strongly suggest omitting the honey. Honey is pure fructose, and fructose should be avoided as much as possible with gout.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply March 29, 2014

      Dr.Lyne I would suggest you read my post on honey –> https://goutandyou.com/gout-and-honey/. Raw honey can be part of a gout sufferer’s diet and it should be part of anybody’s diet. It is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Again I recommend not more than 25 grams of sugar a day, so if you measure it correctly you can have some raw honey with your oatmeal or in a cup of tea or with ACV, there is nothing wrong with that. One caveat for those who suffer from extremely high uric acid levels than I do suggest a zero tolerance on any form of sugar. Again check with your doctor for best results.

  • Goutboy

    Reply Reply March 23, 2014

    Green apple acv better due to more malic acid, found no benefit in natural acv. I suffer from cronic gout and am now off probenecid due to green acv.

  • Damon

    Reply Reply March 12, 2014

    You say to choose ‘non-fermented” ACV. Natural vinegar is fermented (from juice to alcohol to acetic acid), opposed to distilled or chemically synthesized…

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply March 13, 2014

      Yes that is correct Damon! This way you get the most health benefits from the ACV,

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