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Question : I WAS told by my doctor recently that I have gout. My uric acid level is high. Since this may be at an early stage as I just had the pain attack, how can I manage it? Are there any supplements that can help?



  • Foods that contain a high level of purine should be avoided, and these include red meats, organ meats and shellfish.
  • There are several herbs that have proven benefits for painful joints.
  • Celery seed and guaiacum are two very popular ones.
  • These are usually combined with other herbs such as ginger, capsicum and sarsaparilla for better synergistic effect.





  • Increase your intake of foods high in dietary fibre (vegetables, fruits) and complex carbohydrates (oats, barley, bran).
  • Reduce or avoid alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Wheat, dairy products, corn, beef, tomato, potato, eggplant and peppers can aggravate arthritis.
  • Light exercises like brisk walking help to keep the joint cartilage lubricated.
  • Being overweight can burden the joints, especially the knees, thus aggravating the pain.
  • Losing some weight will be of benefit.



Answer : GOUT is a common type of arthritis caused by an increased concentration of uric acid, a by-product of protein metabolism in the liver. It affects more men than women. Sudden attacks of severe joint pains occur when sharp crystals of uric acid (monosodium urates) form in the fluid surrounding a joint due to an elevated level of uric acid in the blood.

To maintain healthy joints, you need to refrain from the consumption of rich fatty foods, refined carbohydrates and alcohol, as they can be converted by the body into inflammatory substances that can aggravate the condition.



  • Celery seed (Apium graveolens) helps the kidneys dispose urates and other unwanted waste products as well as working to reduce acidity in the body.
  • The seeds are also a carminative, with a mild tranquilising effect.
  • Guaiacum is used in Europe, especially in Britain, to help with arthritic and rheumatic conditions.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce muscle aches, joint pains and swelling.
  • It is also diuretic and speeds the elimination of toxins, which makes it valuable for treating gout.
  • Gout is a painful and potentially disabling rheumatic disease and is one of the most common forms of arthritis.
  • Gout accounts for approximately 5% of all cases of arthritis.
  • Gout usually affects the first metatarsal phalangeal joint of the big toe (hallux) or the ankle joints.
  • Gout most often affects the big toe but can also affect the ankle, knee, foot, hand, wrist and elbow.
  • Approximately one million people in the United States suffer from attacks of gout.
  • Gout is nine times more common in men than in women.
  • It predominantly attacks males after puberty, with a peak age of 75.
  • In women, gout attacks usually occur after menopause.



Diagnosis A definitive diagnosis of gout is from light microscopy of fluid aspirated from the joints (this test may be difficult to perform) to demonstrate intracellular monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The urate crystal is identified by strong negative birefringence under polarised microscopy and its needle-like morphology. A trained observer does better in distinguishing them from other crystals.

Beneficial Dietary Supplements: * Bromelain reduces inflammation in joints and improves digestion of proteins when taken with meals, * Vitamin B Complex aids digestion and supports the body's enzyme systems.

Gout Symptoms

The most common gout symptom is sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling in some joints. It usually affects one joint at a time, especially the joint of the big toe, but can also affect the knee, ankle, foot, hand, wrist and elbow. Deposits of uric acid, called tophi, can appear as lumps under the skin around help for diabetes, gout and more the rim of the ear. In addition, uric acid crystals can also collect in the kidneys and cause kidney stones. Rolling Eyes

To prevent future attacks, your doctor can prescribe a medicine to reduce uric acid buildup in your blood. Changing the way you eat can help you conduct your gout. Eat a healthy mix of foods so you get the nutrients you need. Limit foods like meat, fish, and beer. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.Life style changes such as limiting alcohol consumption, and limiting meals with meats and fish rich in purines can also be helpful in controlling gout. Weight loss may be very important this condition. You should also avoid certain animal proteins, such as: seafood; liver; kidney; heart; gizzard; sweetbreads; meat extracts; and gravy. Shocked

Alcohol and Certain Foods can Trigger a Gout Attack

Events such as strokes, heart attacks or surgery may also cause gout. Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Because of genetic factors, gout bulletin board in some families. A variety of treatments can help you manage your gout. Tophi gout treatment for acute gout has consisted of colchicine , which can be effective if given early in the attack. Gout often is treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as naproxen (e.g., Anaprox, Naprosyn) and indomethacin (e.g., Indocin), usually for 3-7 days. Smile



  • There is a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and other healthy substances in each juice.
  • You just need to know what juice to choose to treat your health problems.



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  • Black currant juice is great for lack of vitamins, anemia, gastritis with low acidity, bronchitis, flu and angina.
  • It fights viruses, strengthens your immune system and is very rich in vitamin C.
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Apricot Juice Strengthens the Heart Muscles

Drinking it regularly will help with heart arrhythmia. Beet juice is great for constipation, anemia and heart and alimentary canal diseases. It cleanses your body and lowers blood pressure. Start taking it in small doses (1 table spoon) or mix it with carrot juice. Gradually decrease the amount of carrot juice in the mix. Keep beet juice in your refrigerator for a few hours before drinking.

Apple juice helps with obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, liver and kidney diseases, rheumatism, atherosclerosis, herbal treatment kidney stone, chronic colitis, gout and dysentery. It is very good for people with high mental activity.



  • Pear juice has anti inflammatory effect and helps with kidney stones.
  • Pineapple juice is good for the kidney and liver function and has bromelain that is a natural fat burner and helps to rejuvenate your body.
  • Also, pineapple juice is recommended for treating angina.
  • Pomegranate juice is great for recovering after serious disease or surgery and helps with anemia.
  • Red currant juice is recommended for the cardiovascular system, ulcer, skin diseases, rheumatism, a cold, and gout and gravel disease.
  • Orange juice is a powerful natural anti carcinogenic and anti cancerous remedy.
  • Peach juice strengthens heart muscles and cures heart arrhythmia.
  • It helps with anemia and gastritis intensification. Embarassed
  • Grape juice helps with fatigue and stress.
  • It cleanses kidneys and the liver and lowers cholesterol.
  • Grapefruit juice is a natural remedy for insomnia.
  • It lowers cholesterol and returns your blood pressure to normal.
  • Cucumber juice returns blood pressure to normal and improves the health of your teeth, gums, nails and hair.
  • It is used as a diuretic.
  • A mix of cucumber juice and carrot juice will help with rheumatism and will prevent atherosclerosis and parodontosis.
  • The mix will also improve your memory.
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  • Carrot juice improves vision, strengthens your body and helps you recover after severe disease or mental or physical exhaustion.
  • It heals stomach ulcers and helps with anemia, cancer and tuberculosis.
  • Carrot juice will increase your appetite and strengthen your teeth and your immune system.
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