Gout Remedies: Beyond The Black Cherry!

Left big toe inflamed with gout!

Most people thought that the best gout cure was cherries, but they were wrong! The newest research is revealing a better solution for your gout symptoms. Though cherries do work and have been researched thoroughly, a new natural health treatment can make you feel like gout is a thing of the past.

Let me explain.

A Natural Gout Cure:  Cherries

For many years, those red delicious cherries we all love have been thought to help control and decrease gout symptoms. Over 50 years ago a doctor named Ludwig Blau stated announced a cure for one of the oldest diseases known to man, gout. Dr. Blau suggested that eating about 8 cherries a day would cure gout.

Though many thought Blau discovered the cure for gout; he was wrong. Currently there is no cure for gout. However, modern research studies have shown that Blau was correct with his cherry remedy. We now know that cherries contain anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory properties that work in the same way NSAIDs do.

In other words, cherries work to reduce the inflammation that causes gout pain by reducing the uric acid that causes gout. And cherries are much better than NSAIDs because cherries cure the cause of gout. And NSAIDS only treat the symptoms (inflammation).

However, many gout sufferers have found that eating as many as 40 cherries isn’t the most convenient remedy. And now researchers believe that cherries are not the only gout cure that works. read more

Vitamin C and Gout?

vitamin-cI have read several articles saying that Vitamin C is good at keeping Gout at bay.  It says it keeps your uric acid low and blah, blah, blah.  I’m here to tell you that I ain’t buying it.  After my Gout incident with Niacin, I ward off any vitamins now!  You can get all the vitamins you need in a well balanced (gout friendly) diet.  Besides, its also said that Vitamin C can keep your cold at bay, and that does not work either!  So don’t believe it.  If you take Vitamin C and can vouch for it, please comment here.  I just don’t think its viable at all.