Gout is a form of arthritis characterised by severe pain, redness and tenderness in the joints. It stems from the build-up of uric acid in your body, which can lead to the formation of small uric acid ‘crystals' in the joints, which are the source of the pain.
If you're diagnosed with gout, you're familiar with how one day you may experience no pain, but the next you may have pain so severe t... ››› more
If you suffer from high blood pressure, you've likely heard of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (or DASH) eating plan before. This diet was developed to help people with high blood pressure get their readings back to normal and slash their risk of heart problems.
But according to a new study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, the DASH eating plan may offer benefits ... ››› more
Long referred to as the “disease of kings” because it often stems from overindulging on luxuriously rich foods, there's nothing luxurious about gout.
It can be so painful even placing a bed sheet over the affected area is excruciating!
But pain isn't the worst thing that comes with having gout.
A study of more than 200,000 people published in the journal Rheumatology found that havi... ››› more
Bananas are full of minerals and vitamins and they have a variety of health benefits. One of these compounds is especially important to your health if you suffer from high uric acid levels that cause gout! Keep reading to find out how important bananas are for your health…
Gout develops when you have high uric acid levels in your blood
Uric acid builds up in your body when you eat too many f... ››› more
There are two reasons why you suffer from excruciating joint pain because of gout. The first is because you eat too many foods high in purines. These purines turn into uric acid and your body has no other option but to dump excessive uric acid into your joints. Second, your body can't excrete uric acid well enough, and that's why the uric acid levels in your body shoot up. Use this information to ... ››› more
Meat is one of the biggest culprits of gout because of the purines it contains. Read on to find out how going meatless on Mondays can help you control your gout…
The Healthy Monday campaign can help your decrease your risk of gout
Founded in 2003, Meatless Mondays is part of the Healthy Monday campaign conceptualised by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Liveabl... ››› more
You may already know that eating between eight and ten cherries every day can help reduce gout flare-ups.
But did you know cherries can help keep your joint swelling from osteoarthritis in check too? You see, cherries are a rich source of magnesium and potassium. And magnesium is a natural painkiller and potassium helps reduce inflammation.
Here's what researchers discovered when they put ... ››› more
The symptoms of gout are unmistakable… Or are they? Actually, there's a condition that mimics the symptoms of gout, but it isn't the same thing that causes it. This condition is called pseudogout. Read on to discover whether you suffer from gout or whether your joint pain is as a result of pseudogout.
Crystals that build up in your joints are causing your joint pain
When you have gout, there... ››› more
You may think the common dandelion is a pesky weed. But European herbalists have long considered the dandelion as a valuable herb with many medicinal uses.
Today I'm going to show you how it could help soothe your joint pain.
The dandelion could free you from joint swelling and pain
Could you imagine a humble weed actually rebuilding your joints? Well, the dandelion plant could do just th... ››› more
If you suffer from gout you know how painful it is, and you'd do anything to prevent the flare-up of your symptoms. And it is possible for you to do just that! It starts with what you choose to eat at breakfast. Read on to discover the best natural remedy for gout…
Start the day with a natural remedy for gout
If you’re typically a ‘rush out of the house and grab breakfast on th... ››› more
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