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Can occur throughout the body. Too much uric acid in the blood will cause the liver to overload and not be able to efficiently remove the excess uric acid. After a while, the uric acid will crystallize and park in the joint areas creating swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Dimethylsulfoxide is used for swelling and easing pain apply topically.
  • Doctors prescribe cortisone to ease attacks. Caution this prescription can add stress on the adrenal glands.
  • Minimal women will develop gout.
  • Venom from honeybees may provide relief to gout sufferers.

  • During an attack, stick to a strict diet of fruits, vegetables, fruit and vegetable juices, frozen or fresh cherry juice, diluted celery juice, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, grains, seeds, and nuts.
  • Homeopathic remedies such as Belladonna, Rhus toxicodendron, and Arnica can be beneficial.
  • In order to get rid of uric acid, drink a lot of water.
  • Limit niacin intake to 50 mg daily.
  • Overweight people should begin a routine that will help them slowly lose their excess weight.
  • Stay away from alcohol.
  • Stay away from all meats as they have a lot of uric acid in them.
  • Stay away from foods that encourage production of uric acid (foods that contain purines). Avoid the following foods: mackerel, anchovies, consomme, shellfish, asparagus, meat gravies and broths, mushrooms, herring, sardines, peanuts, brewer's yeast, mussels, mincemeat, sweetbreads, and baker's yeast.
  • Stay away from glycine, an amino acid that may turn into uric acid.
  • Stay away from roasted nuts, fried foods, and anything else that has been in heated oil.
  • The following foods are acceptable: starchy vegetables, corn, cornbread, fruit, cheese, nuts, milk, eggs, millet, rice, and green vegetables.
  • Use the following in moderation: cauliflower, caffeine, lentils, dried beans, eggs, fish, oatmeal, poultry, peas, spinach, and yeast.
  • White flour and sugar should be avoided. Cakes and pies are not recommended.

Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps metabolize protein. Good for tissue reconstruction. Zinc gluconate lozenges and OptiZinc are recommended forms.

Essential fatty acids
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with tissue reconstruction. Promotes healing. Replenishes fatty acids in balance. Excessive amounts of saturated fats can contribute to gout.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in digestion. Helps with all enzyme systems.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress.

Folic acid
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with nucleoprotein metabolism.

Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases levels of serum uric acid.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides necessary protein and minerals to decrease levels of serum uric acid.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides needed minerals and nutrients that decrease levels of serum uric acid.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Aids in balance of minerals.

Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Kills free radicals.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Type: Internal
Purposes: Minerals, as well as other nutrients, can cut down on the amount of serum uric acid; alfalfa is one of your better choices to obtain minerals.
Dosage: 2000-3000 mg daily in tablet or capsule form

Type: Internal
Purposes: Bilberry extract can provide anthocyanidines and proanthocyanidins. Both of these flavonoids have potent antioxidant tendencies.

Boswell & Turmeric
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boswell and turmeric (curcumin) can both alleviate the redness and swelling of inflammation, which will also reduce the pain.

Cayenne (capsicum)
Type: Internal/External
Purposes: Mix cayenne with wintergreen oil to make a paste and apply it to the area that is swollen, red, and painful. At first, you may feel some stinging; however, this should disappear after awhile. In addition to being an external agent, cayenne can be obtained in the form of capsules or liquid form.

Type: Internal
Purposes: Multiple elements are available in celery seed extract that will lessen inflammation.

Chamomile, Lady's Mantle (Yarrow), Peppermint, or Skullcap
Type: Internal
Purposes: These four herbs have all been used as treatments for pain and inflammation. All come in capsule form, or you can also use them in a tea.

Devil's Claw & Yucca
Type: Internal
Purposes: In addition to the four herbs listed above, these two can also be helpful in relieving pain.

Birch, Burdock, Colchicum tincture, Hyssop, & Juniper
Type: Internal
Purposes: Among the many other herbs that can assist with gout are these five herbs.