,pub-2600041692440697,DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 JICM HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER: ARE YOU SUFFERING GOUT

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Recently I was attacked by Chick-V virus and ended up with  very bad pains in the joints but it went  down into the left toes and no doctor medication was helping. The doctor concluded I had gout in the toes but somehow it did not affected the  big toe .Nothing the doctor prescribed helped. However I  met a friend of my mother who told me to take warm apple cider vinegar with honey for fifteen  days. However I took it for only 7 days  it worked better than  all of the doctor medication
Gout is a form Arthritis that affects the  feet especially the big toes and  is associate with hype-ruricemia  that is too much uric acid in the blood. This acid is found In some foods like alcohol and a leftover of the metabolism of chemicals compounds called purines.
Diets that reduce uric acids are extremely helpful.these  involves cutting out foods that have high levels of purines.

uric acid crystals magnifiedCelery seed extract  and bromilain are some popular  alternative medicine, adding folic acid can reduce the inflammation and reduce gout episodes. Eat green vegetables, very little tomatoes, fruit and juice also breads that do not use yeast.
 Pain-Safe Foods
Pain-safe foods virtually never contribute to arthritis or other painful conditions. These include
  • Brown rice
  • Cooked or dried fruits: cherries, cranberries, pears, prunes (but not citrus fruits, bananas, peaches or tomatoes)
  • Cooked green, yellow, and orange vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, chard, collards, lettuce, spinach, string beans, summer or winter squash, sweet potatoes, tapioca, and taro (poi)
  • Water: plain water or carbonated forms, such as Perrier, are fine. Other beverages – even herbal teas – can be triggers.
  • Condiments: modest amounts of salt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract are usually well-tolerated.
After four weeks, if your symptoms have improved or disappeared, the next step is to nail down which one or more of the trigger foods has been causing your problem. Simply reintroduce the foods you have eliminated back into your diet one at a time, every two days.

Have a generous amount of each newly reintroduced food, and see whether your joints flare up again. If so, eliminate the food that seems to have caused the problem, and let your joints cool down again. Then continue to reintroduce the other foods. Wait at least two weeks before trying a problem food a second time. Many people have more than one food trigger.

It is not recommended to bring meats, dairy products, or eggs back into your diet. Not only are they major triggers, but they also encourage hormone imbalances that may contribute to joint pain, and also lead to many other health problems.
Avoid Major Arthritis Triggers
1. Dairy products*
2. Corn
3. Meats**
4. Wheat, oats, rye
5. Eggs
6. Citrus fruits
7. Potatoes
8. Tomatoes
9. Nuts
10. Coffee
*All dairy products should be avoided: skim or whole cow’s milk, goat’s milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
**All meats should be avoided: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, etc.

Other Approaches
For some arthritis patients, supplements of certain essential fatty acids have been helpful. They should be thought of as a medicine, rather than a food. A typical regimen would include a tablespoon of flax seed oil with 500 mg of blackcurrant oil (or three capsules of evening primrose oil) twice each day 
 If it is helpful, it should be reduced to the lowest effective dose. Some people also benefit from an herb called fever few, taken two to three times per day.  The herb called Devils Claws is also helpful (Caution: Do not take fever few if you are pregnant.)

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