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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Mick Jagger and Gout

Gout and Mick Jagger

Do you got the moves like Jagger? You all must be wondering what in the world does gout have to do with lead singer of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger? Not much but I’ll be making an observation about health and our bodies in general and this applies to all of us. Mick Jagger turned…

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Coffee and gout

Gout and Coffee

Does drinking coffee help with gout? Coffee! North America’s love affair with the coffee bean or I should say addiction is unparalleled to any other beverage other than water, since we have so much of it. Coffee shops are everywhere, we all have those specialty capsule coffee machines in our homes, and we just can’t…

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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…

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Baking soda and Gout

Gout and Baking Soda

Baking Soda a common remedy for gout In this post I will be explaining how baking soda or bicarbonate of soda actually helps us gout sufferers decrease are uric acid levels which causes our gout attacks. This remedy is one that goes back to the 19th century, whereby a British doctor by the name Alfred…

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NSAIDs for Gout

Gout and NSAIDs

Relieve the pain with NSAIDs When I got my first gout attack and was diagnosed with the disease, my doctor prescribed me NSAIDs and Coclchicine so I can walk again normally from the pain. That is the only time I used them, because I think I was limping for like 2-3 weeks when I first…

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Colchicine for gout

Gout and Colchicine

Colchicine for gout attacks Colchicine is a prescription drug (Brand Name: Colcrys) that treats gout extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum, a very poisonous plant with no know antidote and known for its’ toxicity. It has been around for about 2000 years as an effective gout treatment and its’ modern use in tablet form…

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Allopurinol for gout

Gout and Allopurinol

Allopurinol: The standard for gout If you suffer or have suffered from gout, you have come across the prescription drug called allopurinol, first marketed in the United States since 1966. It is used to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones and reduces the amount of uric acid made by the body in order…

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Cherries and Gout

Gout and Cherries

How cherries have proven to lower uric acid for gout sufferers I love cherries, it is one of my favorite fruits, I can have an entire bowl of them and I usually have to control my portions cause sometimes I can’t seem to stop and not because I have gout; but for my passionate desire…

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What is gout?

What is Gout?

Fast facts about gout Historically, gout was referred as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease” and its’ first documentation goes back all the way to 2600 BC Egypt. Why? It’s obvious that royalty and the rich could afford meats, alcohol and liked to fatten themselves up with other…

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