For several years I suffered from gout attacks on my right big toe. I am a runner and I had stubbed the toe prior to running a road race and this is when I first started my gout attacks. I went to see a doctor and he gave me a pill which cured it within a couple of hours, but my big toe stayed swelled and I could barley bend my toe. Within a couple of months the gout returned in my right big toe and really didn't want to go see a doctor again. I suffered through it and it finally went away. This went on for a couple of months I just took it as part of the aging process since I had just turned 50 years old.
During the onset of another gout attack, I started doing some research on gout on the internet and came across an article on the use of lime juice. I went to the store and purchased 15 oz bottle of lime juice and in a week my gout was gone and within two weeks I could actually bend my big toe again.
I've been drinking the lime juice ever since and am now 56 years old and I have had only one minor attack which wasn't nearly like the attacks before. I take the lime juice two to three times a day in a 16 oz glass of water each time. I only squirt enough of the lime juice to make the water cloudy and the bottle lasts me a week. So for a couple of bucks a week it's worth including in my diet. I always drink water any way and now my water is flavored.
Hi there. Somebody gave me the advice to drink lemon juice clean or in water and I did within one day my swollen toe was healed.
My brother and my ex-husband both swear by drinking lemonade to relieve gout! Has anyone ever heard of this working for them? Actually my ex used the lemonade to prevent kidney stones and my brother drinks lemon juice for gout.
1. Lemon Juice
Gout is a build up of too much acid in the body. Therefore the body's pH level must be neutralized by adding alkaline to the body. This is best achieved by drinking the juice of a fresh lemon. Lemons are 20% acid, 80% alkaline. I just take the juice of a whole lemon, mix it with warm water in a tumbler and down it through a straw. Doing this first thing in the morning on a empty stomach also helps cleanse the kidneys which is linked to other gout related problems.
Prior to taking lemon juice every day, if I felt a gout attack coming on, I would go and buy a kilo of cherries and gradually munch on them for a few hours. Cherries are a natural anti-inflammatory.
3. Diet and Exercise
While the first two points are excellent treatments, a healthy balanced diet and exercising 3 times a week for 45 minutes is core to preventing gout from occurring in the first place.
Fad diets are rubbish. Dieting is pretty simple. It's pretty obvious what's healthy and not:
Things that grow out the ground and that are natural = good. Things in colourful packets with loads of e-numbers and weird looking animations promoting them = bad.
Moderation is the key.