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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Gout

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Posted by Gemini (Chelmsford, England) on 07/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My dad has Arthritis and Gout and instead of on and off attacks he has suffered continuously for the past 2 months or so. He tried everything and then I introduced him to Apple Cider Vinegar and Fish Oil and he has been taking every day for a couple of weeks. He says things have improved dramatically and he is alot more mobile.

His Brother also takes Apple Cider Vinegar for both conditions too and it has improved his mobility as well.

So hey give it a try but get a good Apple Cider Vinegar with High Potency and things may improve for you too.

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Posted by Micha (Sacramento, California) on 07/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I found your site today while researching possible cures for Gout. My first bout with gout was 6 years ago and the doctors put me on Allopurinol. Let me tell you worst medication I ever had to take, side effects were misrible. Then I remembered what my Mother said, "ACV may not cure the common cold but sure takes care of most body aches" so I started taking ACV in water. The taste got to me so I decided to try ACV tea and low and behold it still worked, FYI 1) 16oz water bottle (take a couple of drinks out to make room for ACV) mix well and pour into a tea pot/coffee maker 2) pick your favorite tea (mine is Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings). Once the tea is made I place it back in a water bottle and go back to doing whatever, sipping the tea throughout the day. If I run out I make myself another bottle, but only do two bottles a day.

It controls my gout and I quit taking the med 4 months after I had started it.

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Posted by Footzilla (Teaneck, New Jersey Usa) on 05/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share my experience with my recurring gout. I had my first gout attack 3 years ago and it was horrible. I could barely move. I was embarrased that for a guy who works out at the gym a lot I got this. Anyways, this year I had a few gout attacks back to back and I started to take Allipurinol 300 mg. It does not work for me. Thanks God I stumbled over this site. It was 7:00 am I was reading all the reviews. At 9:00 am I wen with my son and bought two bottles of Apple Cider Vinegar with "The Mother" from Whole Foods. I drunk 8oz. of water with 2 tablespoons of ACV and felt better within 2-3 hours. Then I took at lunch time and before bed the same amount. Now I woke up the next day without ANY PAIN whatsoever. WOW. Thank you guys for sharing this secret. I was almost sure that I will have to live with this pain for my entire life. Not anymore.

Everyone should try this remedy. I have a history of gout in my family. My grandfather had it and my father almost had it. I write almost, because he managed to get rid of it. And you know how? With ACV. My father was on a strict diet, took ACV combined with intense workouts and he is gout free more than 30 years now. That's what I'm planning to do as well combined with my daily dose of ACV. All the best.

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Posted by Keith (Colonial Beach, Va) on 05/16/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using ACV as a daily regimen for a few years now. Recently I ran out of ACV and even though it's relitively inexpensive I could not afford to replace it. Within two days gout appear in my big toe and my blood pressure soared. It took me 4 days to realize why. Landing on this page made me realize.... It's the ACV! Now I've scraped up every dime to go out and buy a bottle of ACV. This stuff definitely works to keep gout away. It has other good properties for your health as well. Thank you Earth Clinic!

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Posted by John (Greve, Denmark) on 01/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had gout for the last 8 years. First half of 2010 the attacks grew more intense with several attacks pr months. The pain circled position toe-leg-hand-left and right side. After reading these reports I started to take ACV daily from mid June 2010. The pain slowly ceased and after three weeks it totally stopped.

Now 7 months after I have experienced no attack at all. THIS IS FANTASTIC. Every day two times I take two spoonful of ACV dissolved in a glass of water. I feel it important to take the right type of ACV, I take the organic type. As outlined, it works perfect with me, and I recommend strongly the treatment. I will continue to take the "medicine" the rest of my life.

Replied by James
(Pittsburgh, Pa)
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I had a flare up with really bad swelling, after taking a couple tbs fulls of ACV I could feel the pressure of the swelling subsiding. It gave me an upset stomach though even after diluting it with lots of water. So far so good, we will see what tomorrow brings.

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Posted by William (Orderville, Utah) on 01/24/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Finally a Magic Budget.Thank You Apple Cider Vinegar I have been dealing with gout for around 5 years now. I have had small episodes, along with some massive ones. 10 days ago I started feeling a gout attack in my right foot. I ignored the small pains until they were no longer small. I had a full blown attack. My right foot swelled up like a football and was red with fever. The allpurinall is so hard on my stomach that I usually try to wait out an attack, rather than try to fix it with man-made drugs. This attack seemed to be the Gout from Hell. I was miserable, my wife was ready to ship me off to some foreign country (just to have me out of the house).

To make a long story short, I started googleing gout and found this forum. What a blessing I started reading all the testimonials about ACV and hobbled right down to the supermarket and bought me a bottle of ACV with mother. I tried the ACV with honey, I tried it straight, I even mixed it with orange juice. I just wanted to get as much of it into my system as quick as possible. The results were amazing. I didn't see anything the first evening (I started taking ACV at 7:00 pm) however when I woke up the next morning the swelling had gone down at least 50% along with the redness. 24 hours later I put the crutches away (O' yeah I was on crutches for 4 days) and each day after the swelling and redness subsided. I have now been taking ACV for 5 days. I am a believer and will continue to take my 3-4 tbs of ACV every morning in my Orange juice. Thanks again for the helpful information. And good luck to all you fellow Gouters.

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Posted by Healthy248 (Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 01/08/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Can gout flareups be caused by an over abundance of iron in your blood, and then if you compound that iron with something with more iron in it like Molasses Honey, or maybe ACV, could that trigger an attack. Or is it strictly a uric acid buildup. I have had gout for number of years but not as severe as now, it always seemed to go away by itself. Recently I tried an old remedy of blackstrap molasses and warm water, but the gout got worse after the second day, then I happened upon the ACV, Honey and water regimen tried it for 2 days now; but gout is still here and getting worse, is there an issue with iron and this remedy as well, In defense of both cures I inadvertently have had more purine rich veggie foods and even haddock lately, mybad I just wasn't paying attention I guess, I'm just asking to see if anyone else experienced any thing like this. If iron is the culprit does anyone know how to diminish iron overload in the body. Thanks to all for any advise

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Posted by Susan (USA) on 01/08/2011

Has anyone tried this soak for Gout? Please advise as soon as possible, my gout is killing me, does anyone have a remedy that could draw out the gout crystals?

Boil 3 cups of water and pour it into the container. Let the water cool just enough so that you can safely touch it with your foot. Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into the hot water and stir to combine thoroughly. Lower your foot into the bath and let it soak for as long as you want. You can add more water and vinegar in the same proportions of three parts water to one part vinegar.

Replied by Bill M
(Mattoon, Il)

I used baking soda in water. 1/4 to 1/2 tsp in a glass and drank it right down. Worked in less than an hour. Good luck.

Replied by Debra
(Harrisburg, Pa)

I use Sour Cherry Juice (organic) and it helps with artheritis/sore joints/carpal tunnel. It is also very helpful for gout.

Replied by Greg
(Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin)

I have been suffering from gout attacks for over 15 yrs (elbow, knee, ankle, toes). I am 39 now. I started taking Aloe about 8 yrs ago and it has done well for me. I really don't like the idea of a "pill" for the rest of my life, but what else can I do? I have had few attacks with the Aloe but have been Dieting for a month and have lost about 25lbs. My problem is that I know I have gout in my left big toe, knee, and elbow. What can I do? I would love to get off Aloe.

Replied by William
(Orderville, Utah)

Apple cider vinegar, my friend. I am a firm believer in the stuff. I have been suffering from gout for 5 years. The ACV (with Mother)will help reduce the Uric acid in your blood. Everyone suggests to take 3-4 table spoons with honey, with 6 oz of water. I like to mix 4 table spoons of ACV with 6 oz. of orange juice. I think it is all the same, you just need to get it into your system. It has worked miracles with my Gout, I wish you the same success.

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Answer to Greg from Prairie Du Chien, about gout

The best thing I found for my gout was when I learned about pH balance. Gout is caused by accumulated uric acid crystals. A big portion of uric acid is eliminated by the kidneys. However, uric acid will be eliminated mostly if the urine is near pH 7 (neutral). You can verify this fact by yourself by measuring the urine pH with pH paper designed for this purpose. Look for EC alkalizing formulas, or some of my posts for some suggestions. Changes in diet will also help. Eat the least processed food as possible. Recent research have also shown that fructose will cause uric acid. Check those process food with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This stuff is almost in every processed food. A quick test to increase the pH (less acidic) of the urine is to take ACV with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). If you have water retention, half of the baking soda should be replaced with potassium bicarbonate or potassium citrate.

See: www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html where you will find these 2 formulas.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Formula

1-Two tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Take this two to three times a day on an empty stomach. It is supposed to give you more energy. The pH of this formula is about 7. 2-For People with Sodium Issues and Want to Alkalize
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda 1/16 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid. Add water to 1/2 glass of water. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food. You may also consider adding a pinch of EPSOM salt to you drinking water, meals or the formulas above as magnesium will also help to alkalize see this post "

Lithiasis - Uric Acid Diathesis. Magnesium Treatment"

You will find more complex and complete protocols on these other sites specialized in pH balance

Also, search the Internet for "Alkalizing foot baths".

Good Luck, Alain

Replied by Guy
(Montreal, Canada)

I have a simple question.. Gout is created by excess uric acid , so how come that drinking ACV which is acetic, can cure it??

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Guy... In order to understand how ACV is handled in the body requires that you understand a little about human digestion. Digestion begins in the mouth where the saliva juices and enzymes (alkaline) begin to digest only carbohydrates. The food then reaches the stomach which is an acid environment and then moves into the small intestines or duodenum where bicarbonates are secreted from the liver as bile and from the pancreas as enzymes in bicarbonates to neutralize the acid chyme. The digestion environment in the duodenum must be alkaline to neutral otherwise the digest the food and enzymes cannot do there job. Also, the necessity to neutralize the ACV wastes body bicarbonates which are critical for both proper body/blood alkalization a well as for respiration and human energy itself.

So if you ingest ACV as the acid form -- it will pass into the duodenum and must first be alkalized to citrate and malate salts(more alkaline) which is how it is best absorbed into the body. This neutralization process wastes your alkalizing body bicarbnates unnecessarily.

This is why Ted always insists that you should always neutraize the ascetic and malic acids with Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda) from ACV FIRST, before you ingest them -- in this way you will not waste your essential alkalizing body bicarbonates on just neutralizing these acids.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Guy... I forgot to add that when the ACV's malic and ascetic acids are converted to their citrate and malate salts and are absorbed into the blood -- these salts are somewhat alkalizing which again helps to dissolve out the excess uric acid crystals causing the gout

Since gout is all about blood acidity, an equally useful remedy for gout is simply to take 1/2 tspn of Baking Soda(sodium bicarbonate) in a 1/2 glass of water 2 or 3 times a day. This remedy directly alkalizes the blood, which will help to easily dissolve out the uric acid crystals causing the problem.

Yet another remedy for gout which I have used very successfully is to take about 1000 mgs Chanca piedra(capsules) twice a day at mealtimes. Chanca piedra is alkalizing and is also a diuretic which acts as a wonderful liver and kidney protective and balancer.

Replied by Butterkup37
(Archdale, Nc, Usa)

Thanks for educating me on the digestion system, Bill. I was just doing the ACV because I heard so many bad things about baking soda. Just doing ACV my pH went from 6.5 to 6.2. That really confused me. Is it because I only consumed the ACV?

I also ordered the Chanca Piedra. If I take 1000mg a day of this, will I still have to consume the ACV and baking soda? It really upsets my stomach, I find it more and more difficult to consume.

Replied by Millie
(Moorpark, California)

Our body needs to be at a 7.0 ph level to be healthy Your ph shows that your body is acidic and you need to raise your ph.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

High Buttercup37... Over 80% of your main blood serum macro-electrolytes (Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium) is Sodium. Your body needs sodium to balance the serum electrolytes. That's why sodium bicarbonate will not hurt you. It is usually refined salt that is the problem -- and its not the sodium but the chloride part of salt that causes all problems which nobody ever mentions.

That's why it's better to first neutralize the ACV with a 1/4-1/2 tspn of Baking Soda as Ted recommends. It also tastes much nicer and isn't acid.

When raw ACV is ingested and gets to the duodenum -- it uses the bicarbonates from the pancreas anyway to neutralize the acids in ACV before it is absorbed into the body. So why not neutralize the ACV before you ingest it. All you're doing here is just creating the post-digested form of ACV, so what's the difference ?

I'm also not sure why you are using ACV. ACV can be used in its raw form to help GERD problems where stomach acid is lacking -- because this increases stomach acidity. But if you are using ACV to alkalize and you are having problems with taking it -- then you should really be using the ACV and Baking Soda with half a glass of water as Ted recommends.

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Posted by Ricohoc (Udon Thani, Issan, Thailand) on 08/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

First I want to thank all of those who have contributed such useful information for all of the rest of us. Reading it all and using it have been very valuable. I received my first gout attack about 16 years ago. I thought I had torn ligaments in my left ankle, but had no idea how. I was prescribed the usual allopurinol and indocine. After about 3 or 4 months, I quit the "allo" and just used the indocine for pain if I felt an attack coming on. It worked for years. Over the course of the past 16 years, I have only had 2 or 3 attacks that I would consider to be "not caught in time", and none of them prevented me from going to work. I have been fortunate. All of the attacks were either in my left big toe or left ankle. Then, two weeks ago, I woke from a great night's sleep to find my left arm swollen from the elbow to the middle of the forearm. I thought that I had contracted some kind of infection or had been bitten or stung during the night by some insect. It was neither. By Day 2, I had been online and realized that it was gout. I never knew it could/would attack the elbow. Again, this wasn't a severe attack. It did not keep me from doing what I had to do that day, but my left arm looked like Popeye's left arm. It was uncomfortable and so hot I could have fried an egg on it. Not pretty. I'm not inclined to return to the "allo", so I started looking online and found this site. I started the ACV quickly. Once in the morning and once in the evening after dinner and before sleep. I take two tablespoons of ACV with a tablespoon of honey in a glass of water. It is working wonderfully well. I'm assuming that everyone just uses a dosage that works for them? I haven't seen any hard and fast rules regarding that. Also, for how long do you take it? Every day forever? I've seen one site that recommended a month on and month off. I have no qualms about taking it every day. It has even cut my appetite. Thanks again for a great site!

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Posted by Rosa (San Antonio, Texas) on 06/28/2010
5 out of 5 stars

ACV/"the Mother", Raw Organic Honey (ROH) and Alfalfa juice tablets relieved my 1st gout attack..Thank you!! I'm 54 yrs old. I had my 1st and (pretty sure) my last gout attack all within the past 4 days. I didn't realize the repercussions of leaving some form of gout untreated for years. My big left toe has ached on and off over the past 10 years, and wow this attack almost crippled me. I was in pain and hobbling. It took me a couple of hours to realize what was happening and I googled the internet for home remedies for gout...and I am extremely grateful I picked this website which posted exactly what I needed. Luckily, I had the ACV with "The Mother" and ROH, but didn't use your recipe until 2nd day: 1 tblspn of ACV & 1 tblspn of ROH in 4 ozs of hot water, stirred; I then added 4 oz of tepid water - it makes a great tea. I saw even greater relief using the recipe, while taking ibuprofen during the day and at night elevating my left foot with ice packs. The third day was when I started alfalfa juice tablets, stopped the ibuprofen. I was in the gym again within 36 hours on 3 different low impact machines for about 2 hours.

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Posted by John (Sulphur Springs, Texas) on 02/09/2010
1 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from gout for about 9 years, it started in my toes, but about 4 years ago it moved to all my larger joints, ankles, knees, wrists, hands, elbows & shoulders. I was having attacks about every 6-8 weeks. Then I read about ACV & started trying that in hopes that something would work. I started the ACV on 11/29/09 & stopped it on 12/17/09 because I was having one attack after the other.The VA has me on Prednizone & allopurinol for maintenance & are starting me on Indomethacin for when I feel an attack coming on. I read about ACV with Mother & tried that for about 20 days, taking one tsp. with baking soda in 8oz. water twice per day. The gout attacks became more frequent ( 10 attacks in 90 days)they would last from 3 days to 14 days with the latest attack lasting a full 30 days. I would really like to be able to use the Organic ACV with Mother but I am now afraid to try it again. Any suggestions??

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Answer to John from Sulphur Springs about ACV and Gout.

I read that 60%-70% of uric acid is eliminated by the kidneys. It would indicate that gout might be an indication of reduced kidney functionality.

Also, being an acid, uric acid may dissolve better if the urine pH is less acidic. It is said that uric acid dissolves 1,000 more times with urine pH of 7 (neutral) than compared to a urine pH of 5 (acidic).

Here are a few recommendations:
Read the following pages, they are related with alkalizing formulas -


As a quick fix I would try the baking soda or BS ACV formulas to see if it helps. Careful with BS if you have water retention. But a better formula would be the [ACV or Lemon Juice or Citric Acid] [Baking Soda] [Potassium Bicarbonate or Potassium Citrate] [with a pinch of Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate)]. For the correct amounts see Ted's formula.

Drink a lot of good water to cleanse the system and help dissolve uric acid crystals.

You can also try these and alternate to see what may work. Soak a paper towel with ACV or Epsom Salt concentrated sollution or Milk of Magnesia, and wrap the painful area (then wrap with saran wrap plastic).

Buy yourself some pH paper and measure the pH of your urine. You should see that the pain will decrease as the pH of your urine will increase (I assume that your urine pH will show it is acidic). I recall that after using alkalizing formulas and drinking a lot of water of lot of pain disappeared after 10 hours. During that time, the pH of my urine went from below 5 to above 7.

BS formulas are quick fixes, some say they should not be done foe an extended amount of time. There are formulas that are more complete mineral wise.

I suggest you search the web for alkalizing diet. Seek food that are not detrimental to the liver and kidneys. Avoid alcohol (very acidic), processed food, sugar, synthetic sugar. Reduce red meat and shellfish ... Unfortunately it will probably mean a change in lifestyle, eating more natural. No soda pops, no coffee. When you will find alkalizing food charts you will know what is good and what is wrong.

Search my posts at earthclinic and see other web pages addresses I suggest for pH balance.

Finally good luck

Alain alainwiel[at]yahoo(dot)ca

Replied by John
(Sulphur Springs, Texas)

Thanks for your quick responce, I look forward to trying your recommendations & I will keep you informed with my progress. I love the website, it's really nice to have a place that offers natural/alternative options for our health problems. All medications have such terrible side effects, I know the Good Lord gave us the herbs to heal ourselves with if we only would, but it all goes back to greed & money. Shame on the AMA & FDA!

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Posted by Barry (Shawnigan Lake Bc, Canada) on 01/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Earth Clinic, thank you so much for posting so many positive comments regarding Apple Cider Vinegar! I recently had my first bout with Gout, and ACV scored an impressive knockout! I had been taking a diuretic for high blood pressure and in my initial research I learned that my medication could be contributing to my gout. It was new years eve and I couldn't get out to see my doctor until the following monday (4 days later) I found your website and learned about ACV. I knew we had some as my wife had asked me to purchase some for home made salad dressings. It wasn't organic with "mother" but rather a typical commercial brand "pure" ACV. Beggars can't be choosers and with nothing to lose, I decided to give it a try. I followed the instructions on your website and began to take 2 tbsp with water, tomato juice, etc. Within 12 hours the swelling crested and within 36 hours I was about 80% better. I was completely cured within 5 days. My Doctor confirmed that my medication could contribute to gout and was very impressed with ACV as a remedy. I decided to read up a little more about the benefits of ACV for my high blood pressure. Well, it's been 9 days now and with my doctors blessing, I've weaned myself off my medication. I've purchased an organic brand with the "mother" (available at most specialty grocery and health food stores) and I'm happy to report that my blood pressure is steady in the 122/80 range and is lower now that when I was on the medication (135/88). Thanks again! Like the oldtimers, I've started to take it straight up (with an apple juice chaser) I have more energy and am continuing my daily routine of 1/2 shot glass 2-3 times a day as I attempt to shed 40 lbs over the next 6 months. It's the miracle I've been looking for and I'm telling the world! Cheers!

Replied by Michael
(Kansas City, Ks)

I am curious as to how the ACV is working for you now. I am 43 years old and this is the second time I have been "hit" with gout. As many of you can easily attest the pain from gout is often quite unbearable! I have it in my right ankle this time. The first time was in my big toe on my left foot.

I will try the ACV and see what happens. I have been drinking cherry juice but have really not seen a benefit as of yet. However...I'll give it another shot. I can't be put in the position of NOT being able to work...


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Posted by Robm (N. Las Vegas, Nv, USA) on 12/30/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I came down with a bad case of gout in my right big toe. I searched on line and came across this site. I started by mixing 4 ounces of regular store bought apple cider vinegar with 20 ounces of cold water. I added a packet of sweetner to make it palitable. The next morning my pain had gone from an 8 to a 3 or 4. I continued with mixing 4 tablespoons of ACV with 8 ounces of water, 3x a day. It has now been 2 days and I am virtually pain free with full movement of my toe.

Replied by Gordon Gout
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

I have been a gout sufferer since 2009, went to the dr as I was having severe pain, thought I broke my ankle, to discover the dr diagnosed it as a case of gout, to which he perscribed allopurinol which by reading on the internet burns a hole in the lining of your stomach which encounter pain from, and indomethacin. Indomethacin it works wonderfully. Cherry juice did not work for me as a friend of mine has full body gout and she drinks the cherry juice and is free from pain.

So now that I have discovered the ACV with apple juice- oh my god, there is a heaven out there and have been pain free for two years now, and not have to be bedridden for 6 weeks ever again along with the loss of work as well.

Thanks so much

Replied by Frank
(Wollongong, Nsw. Australia)

I've been reading your post on Gout attack rescues. Read with interest about the use of ACV. I've been a gout sufferer for the last 3 years and it now attacks frequently in the feet.. I'm usually a very active 51 year old who attends the gym on a regular basis but because of the gout attacks I'm unable to attend.. Tonight I'm trying the ACV remedy for the 1st time.. I've eat some blueberries and strawberrys as well.. Also 3 tablespoons of ACV with water.. I'll keep you posted. I 'm currently on Aurinpol and took the pain killer prednisone tonight because of the pain.

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Posted by Tony (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 11/06/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Gout: I was told 3 years ago that I had high levels of uric acid in my blood and that I would probably suffer with gout in the near future..Well it finally did me in striking my big toe... After the emergency room and a visit to my doctor I was placed on allupurinol which I have been taking with the ACV (organic) for 1 month now, I have completely changed my diet and no longer drinking beer as I did quite frequently during the week...so far I have a slight ache in my foot from time to time and also my hips.. I have lost 10 pounds and intend to go all the way with the weight loss which should allow me to stop taking my diuretics for blood pressure and hopefully the outcome will be completely getting off allupurinol and blood pressure medicine, eating a gout healthy diet and drinking ACV...

Replied by Alice
(Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A.)

Eating lots of cherries, canned is fine, is supposed to help gout.

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Posted by John (Glendale, California) on 10/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Wanting to cut back on my hard liquor consumption, I switched to red wine for about ten days. Just two glasses with my evening meal. Sure enough, it triggered my second gout attack. The first one required medication and took weeks to eliminate the agony. Thank God I found this site and thanks to all who wrote in about organic ACV. I went to the Whole Foods Market immediately and took about 3 ounces with 14 ounces of water. Whoeee that is stronger than straight 151 proof rum!! I did not add honey being diabetic. The pain in my right foot was reduced 80% by the next morning and completely eliminated within 48 hours. You have my complete and total gratitude.

Replied by Henry
(Lowell, Indiana)
5 out of 5 stars

Add me as another success story. After thanksgiving dinner, I woke up on Friday with a lot of pain on my right toe. I know I have a somewhat high level of uric acid but my doctor told me I only needed to reduce my red meat intake (which I've been doing for the last year). What the doctor didn't tell me is turkey meat is also associated with uric acid. I've been consuming a lot of turkey meat to make up for the lack of beef.

After reading this thread I decided to visit the grocery store and get the ACV. I drank about three glasses of a mix 10% ACV, 90% water and went to sleep. Next morning, no more limping. It's Monday and I can move my fingers no problem. I can even jump. I'll keep drinking ACV with water, orange juice, etc The taste is not too bad. I'm also adding it to my salads. I'll be ordering ACV capsules soon. Of course, I'll reduce my meat intake. It seems only fish is safe to eat.

Give it a shot even if you haven't had a gout attack.

Replied by E.eddie
(Detroit, Michigan)
5 out of 5 stars

just over a month ago I went to the ER with chest pains (I have an irregular hear heat) and what I thought was a painful blood clot in my right foot. Turns out I had a real high level of uric acid. I was told by my family doctor who I saw for a follow up to lay off all red meat, chicken, turkey. I only eat red meat once a week now and take ACV twice a day with 10 oz of cherry juice. I went back to the doctors office a month later and was retested for the uric acid level and was found to be in normal range. I use the (_____s) brand. This has been wondeful. Arrhythmia

I also noticed that my acid reflux has almost gone away completely! I used to take pepsid ac two to three times a day. now I am lucky if I take it once to twice a week.

Since starting this diet my arrhythmia has almost gone away. I feel so much better then I have felt over the past year. I just need to lose some weight now.

Replied by Gianelli
(Atlanta, Ga)

Reading the posts here, a question pops out. ACV is supposed to REDUCE acidity (or keep body alkalinity high)? How does that work since the PH of any vinegar is acidic? I'm gonna give it a try anyway but it is certainly counter-intuitive.

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