Last Modified on Apr 17, 2015
What is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis with sudden attacks of pain and red, tender joints, often occurring at the foot and big toe. This metabolic condition is caused by a buildup of uric acid, which is created when your body breaks down certain proteins, forming crystals that accumulate in the joints. Normally your kidneys filter uric acid out of the blood to be excreted out as urine; but your body can produce too much uric acid or excrete too little, resulting in uric acid buildup.
Gouty arthritis joints can get incredibly swollen and sensitive, causing a burning feeling and immense pain to the touch. After gout attacks subside, joint discomfort and pain can last days to weeks, and over time attacks last longer and affect more joints.
Home Remedies for Gout
On this page you can find dozens of user submitted natural gout remedies. Our most favored cure for gout is apple cider vinegar, with other popular suggestions of cherries, baking soda, beet juice, cod liver oil, black bean broth, and even water therapies. There are also a number of ongoing discussions on the treatment of gout, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle suggestions. Let us know what you try to combat your gout; and if you know of a remedy not listed here, please don't hesitate to share it with us.
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[YEA] Just a little side note... My father from the time I was a little girl always got gout. The doctors put him on meds to help with it... I know I'm going to spell it wrong, cholchicine? He was getting sick from it.. Very sick. On one of his trips to the pharmacy the pharmacist told him she would not refill it anymore because the dr was prescribing too much of it and it was killing his white blood cells. My mom and I set out on a quest to find an alternative- activated charcoal was what we found. It has been 25 years since his last bout of gout....
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Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Approval Ratings YEA (7) 88% SIDE EFFECT (1) 13% Posted by Robert (Weymouth, Ma) on 11/21/2011
[YEA] I thought I had fractured my big toe on my right foot. It got worse as I continued walking on it. Swelling up and getting red. So I went to the emergency room and they asked me a few questions and they decided to take a few blood tests. What they found was my uric acid was very high. I had Gout! I'm 43. First time I ever had it. Never thought I would. They prescribed medicine. I thought, nuh-uh.
Came to earthclinic. I found the apple cider vinegar with the "mother", baking soda, honey, dried cherry capsules, alfalfa capsules. I placed 3 tspns of vinegar into 8oz glass of water with about a teaspoon of baking soda (Hammer). Put honey in my mouth which made it easier to drink the concoction along with 3 capsules of both the dried cherries and alfalfa. Within the hour I felt the pain dissipate. Later that night I took same before I went to bed, and next morning the gout was substantially diminshed in pain by 50%. That morning I drank another serving, and during the day it got better and better. Basically over a period of two days the gout was completely gone. I am goin to continue taking this everyday just to keep my pH alkaline.Replied by Vlad