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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Famous people with gout

Gout and Famous People

Which famous people suffer from gout? Yes you are not alone my beloved gout sufferer; there is plenty of company with us, famous folk from the past to present, from all walks of life that just happen to have gout! Although gout is mostly associated with kings of old, nowadays actors, musicians and even athletes…

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Symptoms of gout

Gout Symptoms

What are the symptoms associated with gout? Gout commonly develops after a number of years of build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals will develop. Men who are between the ages of 40 and 50…

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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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Heart attack, stroke and gout

Gout and the Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Can gout actually cause you a heart attack or stroke? A new study published in this month’s Rheumatology Journal has concluded that a gout sufferer has a 50% increased probability of getting a heart attack or stroke in his or her lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of Oxford and utilized data from…

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Gout and Robert Lustig

Gout and Dr.Robert Lustig

A must-see video presentation on the subject of sugar! This week I want you all to watch this video, yes I know it’s an hour and a half but break it down to 3 viewings of 30 minutes if you like and more importantly make sure to absorb all the content of this presentation by…

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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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