What is the best remedy for gout?

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
January 27, 2007 12:03am CST
I have heard so many different remedies for gout... I don't know what to tell my dad to try. He swears on cherries (which are very expensive in Florida). Does anyone have others?
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
My grandfather use to get gout a lot. I know it has something to do with uric acid and pain and swelling of joints. So first you want to stop building up the uric acid in your body, you can do this by diet. It is a little like arthritis and all the stuff that works for arthritis will work for gout. I use plain old aspirin for arthritis and so did my grandfather. You also need to drink a lot of water to flush the uric acid out of your system. And i know my grandfather used baking soda to soak his foot in.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
4 May 09
Great advise. I will definately have to try those out! Thanks Zelo
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
try adding half a teaspoon of baking soda into water. drink this solution twice a day for a week max. you should see less swelling on the fourth day. hope this works.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
4 May 09
I will try this out. Thanks Zelo
@dynaweb (168)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I hear cherries are the best thing. But they didnt really work for me when I got gout. For me it is prevention, which means staying away from shellfish and staying hydrated.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
13 Feb 07
You are one of the first people I have ever heard that said cherries did not work for you. But as you say, prevention is the key to a life without the pain of gout.
• United States
13 Feb 07
My dad has gout and he does the cherry remedy. Instead of eating cherries though he buys a cherry extract at the health food store. It is much cheaper and works the same maybe better because it is more concentrated.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I don't know how much less expensive the cherry extract is and indeed unless you have a natural foods/health food store around you, you are not going to find 100% cherry juice extract. But indeed, that is a good remedy... anything with a high concentration of cherry juice.
@buenavida (9503)
• Sweden
10 Feb 07
Perhaps you could get some good ideas from my answer to dynaweb about food that should be avoided and what I did to get rid of gout. I cannot copy and paste here yet but you will find the discussion in his profile.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
4 May 09
I think dyna had some very good points to make as well. Thanks Zelo
• Canada
30 Sep 11
hey there! Ya I have heard that cherries should work for gout but from everyone I have talked to it does not work for them! There are some great gout home remedies. Check out www.agouttreatment.com
• Canada
30 Sep 11
hey there! Ya I have heard that cherries should work for gout but from everyone I have talked to it does not work for them! There are some great gout home remedies. Check out www.agouttreatment.com
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
Whenever I have a gout attack, I eat about 6-8 bananas per day and I drink more than the normal 8 glasses of alkaline water. High potassium and hydration is the key.
• Singapore
29 Mar 10
This is quite an old discussion started 4 years ago and the last respond was 11 months now. However, I feel that it might be good for me to reactivate the discussion again as gout is an ailment that is very much neglected, though there are many people suffering silently. I found a very effect remedy that works very well in relieving gout pain and inflammation. I know because I tried it myself and I have recommended to friends and relatives and it worked for them too. It is "black bean broth". You may be surprised that beans are know to cause gout and yet black beans are doing the opposite. To find out more you could go to the following link which discusses it in greater detail: http://www.gout-pal.com/gout-pal-forum/gout-cure ("Black bean cure for gout")
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 May 09
I found a site that says there is more then just cherries to help with gout. Here is the link and I hope that it is helpful. I know that this is 3 year old discussion but if you haven't tried some of these cures they might work.. and probably might be cheaper.. http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Gout.html