Gout is usually characterized by recurrent attacks of inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint being the signs to watch. Pain typically comes on rapidly, often in less than twelve hours. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in about half of cases. It may also result in tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. So says Wikipedia. To gout sufferers it can be hell on earth. One description of gout in NHS files says that it is “crystals in the joints”. Imagine it ; sand like solids in between the cartilage and bones which grates the bone ends, which inflames the nerves, the area affected – and you are walking on it! But at the root of it all is that gout is a form of arthritis.
Gout has been in the minds of many wise men since Hippocrates, 400 years BC. He reckoned it was due to an imbalance in the body, and perhaps he was not far wrong. Something, somehow, produces these needle shaped crystals in the body that creates the pain that shoots at you every time the joint is moved. The visible signs of red, swollen skin, the “hot” feeling and the racking pain occur mostly in men but also in women; an attack can arrive out of the blue and when it does it might last a few days – or even months. Not funny. But as it is a form of arthritis, there are natural ways to beat it.
Diet, of course, ranks high on the list. We all need to take great care in this day and age of what goes into our mouths, as modern dairy products, pastas, pastries and the like with high starch content are breeding grounds for arthritic problems. The food we eat, bought in supermarkets, is of little nutritious value; often there are added ingredients known to be toxic in one way or another. So, how do we emulate the diet that, in some countries, ensures little or no chance of any arthritis at all? “Grow your own” is the first step, but this is not possible for most of us. Eat a curry every week – but this is necessary over several generations before the full benefits are felt. There are places on this planet where there is no arthritis or any of the other terrible “incurable” diseases, because their diet is right. Our eating habits are far from right. So what can we do to try to combat gout and all arthritic problems?
As there is no such thing as “organic” – where on earth does the rain fall that does not carry some form of toxicity? – then we need to get as near to that “organic” as possible. The grain fed to animals is mostly genetically modified; the ground it is grown in is chemically treated; the animals are fed antibiotics as rule – and so on. So try to choose the least toxic route. Meat of all sorts that is of a known route of “natural” production, instead of off a supermarket shelf. Vegetables that are frozen that have held as much of the nutrition thanks to being put in the freezer just hours after being picked, instead of days or weeks on a lorry. Fish that is taken from the wild not a net “tank” in Norway or wherever and fed with all sorts of chemicals as well as their own droppings; fruit that has been grown naturally, though this is very hard to determine. And what do we do about our family not having eaten a curry a week for a hundred years? Take a small daily dose of Serrapeptase Strong™ Enzyme to “eat out” the crystals and, as should we all, take a small daily dose of Curcumin99™ to boost the immune system and diminish by a huge margin the possibility of any arthritis or other severe illness. The cost is in pennies a day. The benefit in a far better state of health.
These tips are far from conclusive or inclusive; common sense should be used as well; but if any help or advice is required, the writer can be contacted through his web site.
John Osborne is a self-trained Naturopath with over 35 years of experience. Of an engineering formation, he looks at the root causes of people’s problems to discover the “why” rather than the “visible”. Using all forms of a natural approach, John includes phototherapy, homeopathy and aromatherapy among the means of aiding people to find a solution to their problems. John is not a doctor, so cannot diagnose, but works with the leading authorities in the world on the natural ways to cure serious illness.. His advice is given free and he is readily contactable via his website Remede Naturel.