There is now a safe and effective homeopathic treatment for gout. While there are still no miracle cures for gout, a safe, effective, holistic system of controlling the pain of gout is now within your control. It is your diet. The over 2 million Americans estimated by the National Institute of Health to be suffering from this painful and debilitating condition now have a choice in their treatment.
A homeopathic diet and herbal supplements have shown great promise in treating gout
(Click Here to View an Example). Gout, or crystal arthritis, typically affects the big toe, but can affect any of the major joints such as the ankle, knee, wrist, hand, elbow, or foot. Attacks are usually limited to one joint at a time and do not
Untreated or unmanaged over the course of months and years, these crystals continue to accumulate and grow. They can form hard deposits called tophi, which protrude and appear to be lumps or bumps underneath the skin.
Common methods of controlling the pain associated with an onset of gout include both prescribed and over-the-counter pain relievers. Some of these medications can have more serious side effects than gout itself. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce swelling, but are only a temporary fix and cannot decrease the amount of uric acid in a person’s system. This inability to treat the cause of gout, plus severe possible side effects such as stomach ulcers, pain, bleeding, and diarrhea eliminate NSAIDs as an attractive treatment for most.
Other commonly prescribed medications include corticosteroids and colchicines. Corticosteroids help relieve minor pain and inflammation, but are only a temporary remedy with serious side effects such as decreased bone density and a compromised immune system which lessens the body’s natural healing process and its ability to fight common infections. Colchicines are considered by some physicians to be the preeminent drugs for treating gout, but they also can produce serious side effects such as stomach cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Fortunately, doctors now know there are homeopathic alternatives to relieve and cure gout. Among the most effective – especially in older persons – are diet and herbal supplements.
A proper (anti-gout) diet has been proven extremely effective at managing and preventing gout. And it does so without the disagreeable and unhealthy side effects mentioned above.
A diet designed to prevent gout would avoid foods high in purines. It would limit the consumption of some types of meats. It would allow the temperate consumption of other types of meat and cereals such as oatmeal, wheat bran, and wheat germ. New research recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that items previously believed to cause or exacerbate gout such as peas, beans, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms play no significant role in gout attacks.
You can quickly control gout with a homeopathic diet and herbal supplements; the evidence is overwhelming. The American Medical Association advocates a diet high in complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. This ideal diet is low in protein and limits animal fats to less than 10% of your daily consumption. There are ample unrefined, tasty, and natural choices in the properly designed diet, including strawberries, tomatoes, and fruit juices. Your anti-gout diet and herbal regimen would include excellent sources of protein which do not cause or aggravate gout, such as poultry, soy, and certain types of nuts.
An effective diet plan can control gout without dependency upon drugs. By utilizing a homeopathic approach, you will naturally improve your overall health, avoid harmful side effects, and live free of gout and its discomforts. Even if you intend to utilize drugs as a temporary treatment for your gout, adopting an “anti-gout” diet is recommended for long term gout management.