What things can my dad to to help with his gout in his foot and ankle?
He doesn’t really drink–I mean maybe 2 or 3 a year and only at social events, just casual drinking is not his thing, and he has completely cut back on cokes (especially diet ones, we heard those were awful for it, so he has NONE of those–only the occasional coke). He’s a very active man and will be 50 on Tues. It’s really buggin him now cuz I got married Saturday and he was trying to suck it up and walk me down the aisle without limping (which I was not that concerned about, I just wanted him to get me down!) and didn’t stay off it like he prolly should have this weekend so its even worse, any home remedies you know of that could help? He’s got total white coat syndrome as we call it, petrified of the Dr., so if we can get it under control without him having to go it would be best! any tips would be really appreciated!
Garry Nurnberg answers:
Eating lots of fresh cherries every day is a great cure.My mother has tried it and it worked on her gout in her foot.
Causes of Gout
Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.
Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.
Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.
Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.
Quick Action Plan for Gout
1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.
2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new “magic juices” such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.
3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer’s and baker’s), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.
4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.
5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.
6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.
7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.
8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil’s claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil’s claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.
9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor’s supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).
The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.
I had a ultrasound of my gallbladder i dont have stones or wall thickening but i have stabbing pain?
in the upper right quadrant and the doctors report said i should signs of positive murphy’s sign? what is that? and will i need surgery?
Garry Nurnberg answers:
Ok, I could be a little off on this but I think it’s the sludge build up in your gallbladder. If you drink alcohol, STOP. If you eat deep fried food, STOP! If I were you I would go on a cleansing diet, no fatty food what so ever!
Is there any way to relieve pain from a gall stone attack, or do I just suffer?
I have been to the E.R. twice in one week, found out i have gallstones and have scheduled an appointment for my gallbladder to be removed BUT surgery is not until dec.4th. If I should have another attack how can I relive the pain? or anything that I should do at home to prevent further attacks?
Garry Nurnberg answers:
I and many of my friends have done all natural gall bladder cleanses, they will flush out the colon and you can see them in the toilet bowl. Removing the gall bladder will not solve the problem, it is just an expensive $12K-$14K surgery. Gall stones are fatty like substances that FIRST build up in your liver, then they spill over into the gall bladder, they are almost always a result of a very fatty diet with little fiber and little water. They build up over time and can be various sizes. Google ” recipe for flushing gallstones” you will see that many people have done this and it is successful, you will see recipes that work. It just takes a couple of days and about $10. It is a natural detox procedure that you can repeat several times until you no longer see the stones coming out. Most people that have the gall bladder removed will still have the same symptoms reappear within 1-3 years because the problem is with the DIET and they still have gall stones in the liver. I would encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, be proactive and do some research before you go through with this needless surgery.
What is the best pain med for a bad back and arthritic knees?
I have Hep C and cannot take anything with acetemetephine. I need something with codine or something strong but not mixed with something that will inflame my liver.
Garry Nurnberg answers:
Hepatitis C is nothing to fool around with. Taking ANY drugs will damage your liver further. Since doctors treat symptoms and NOT “root causes” of disease, the weapons they use are drugs, not nutrition to actually nourish your body and make it healthy.
The back pain and arthritic knees is a direct indictation you have a kidney problem. It is typical of the liver to pass on toxins to the kidney when it becomes weakened. If you address the kidney and make it strong, you will find that the knee issue is relieved.
I would see a certified nutritional therapist that understands QRA testing methods and determine what nutrient deficiencies you have and to look at your diet and make some changes. A good liver and gallbladder cleansing is most likely in order. You need to focus on making your body healthy, not abuse it with drugs.
Good luck to you
Is cleansing liver with apple juice safe?
I found a recipe online that is supposed to cleanse your liver and gallbladder through the consumption of JUST apple juice and lemon for two days straight, plus epsom salt to induce bowel movements. Is this even safe? It sounds like drinking just apple juice for two days would be horrible since you aren’t getting other vitamins.
Is there another way to cleanse the liver and gallbladder that doesn’t include starving yourself and inducing diarrhea?
I could do without the attitude. Thanks.
Garry Nurnberg answers:
That recipe will cause harm to your body. Doctors have come out in droves against these fad “cleansing” regimens.
Just eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables(frozen counts as fresh) and get daily exercise, and your body will naturally cleanse itself.
You are to be commended for checking before starting such a thing.
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