When your big toe is as round as a golf ball and red enough to pass for Rudolph`s nose on Christmas eve, it`s hard to put your best foot forward. Gout is a form of arthritis and is caused by a build up of excess uric acid. This build up usually has taken place over several years and is often passed down from the family tree.
To prevent an attack avoid the foods mentioned above and start eating more cherries, strawberries and blueberries. One of the preventative gout remedies is to prepare a daily smoothie of strawberries and cherries every morning. Juicing also works. There are compounds in these fruits that reduce uric acid.
To reduce uric acid which is the cause of gout you need to start drinking more water. If you drink a lot of coffee or alcohol or you are on a diuretic for high blood pressure you need to increase your daily intake of water which will dilute the uric acid. Coffee and the other things mention cause the body to loose fluid allowing for a build up of uric acid in the body.
More and more omega-3 fish oil is proving to aid in a host of common illnesses. To reduce or possibly even eliminate gout attacks one of the great gout home remedies is to eat cold sea water fish at least 3 times a week. Fish like mackerel, and Alaskan tuna as well as flax seed oil are good sources of omega-3.
Celery is one of the great natural remedies for gout and has a history of over 800 years for this condition. Recently some evidence has come forward that this ancient remedy can help in reducing gout attacks. Try adding 4 stalks a day into your diet or you can try celery seed extracts found in your health food store.
For another natural cure for gout start eating more pineapple. Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple that reduces inflammation.
Add hot peppers into diet 3 - 4 times a week. A natural component in hot peppers reduces pain making it a good addition to you gout home remedies.
Losing weight can help in
reducing attacks, but for gout do not lose weight too quickly as doing
so causes the body to increase uric acid. Remember that all illness is
an imbalance of the body, mind and spirit.
For a complete regimen of gout home remedies make sure to increase you daily intake of fruits, vegetables and cold sea water fish. Get more exercise, meditate, do daily deep breathing, pray and find a spiritual practice to get actively involved in.