Gout is a type of arthritis that can effect any joint, although it most frequently presents in the big toe. It can affect any one at any time if the conditions are right.
Causes and Risk Factors
When there is too much uric acid in the bloodstream, tissues, and urine, gout is the result. And because the body is impaired due to the acid state, the digestive enzyme ‘uricase’ is not produced or enough of it is not produced to counter the uric acid.
Uricase oxidizes relatively insoluble uric acid into a highly soluble compound. When enough uricase is not produced and/or secreted, Uric acid accumulates in the in the blood and tissues of the body and over time, crystallizes.
Now it is this crystallization of uric acid that causes much pain for sufferers of gout. When uric acid crystallizes it takes on the shape like that of a needle, and just like a needle, it sticks and jabs its way into the joints and eventually makes it way to the big toe where the pain can be unbearable.
Infected body parts of gout become seriously inflamed and very sensitive to the touch.
Symptoms commonly associated with gout are:
- Intense joint pain, especially in the big toe (although gout can happen at any joint in the body)
- Continuous feeling of discomfort (even after the pain diminishes)
- Inflammation at the joint
- Redness at the joint
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Therefore, herbs are pivotal in healing from gout (arthritis of the foot). Good healing herbs for gout includes:
- Devil’s Claw
- Uva Ursi
- Juniper Berries
- Mullein leaf
- Comfrey Root
- Burdock Root
- Dandelion Root
- Parsley Leaf
- Gravel Root, and
- Saffron (a/k/a/ Safflower)
These herbs can be taken in capsule form, tea form, or liquid extract form.
Ionic foot baths (detox) are very helpful. Perform them as much as possible as this process will quickly draw out toxins and impurities from the foot.
Colonics are also ideal for healing of gout. Home enemas may also be performed as well.
Diet is the most critical thing you can do in a case of gout.
Immediately stop eating all meat, dairy, refined grains and starches. Basically, stop eating processed foods, junk foods, and fast foods.
Consume only raw foods, especially green foods-vegetables, which include vegetable juice that can help to neutralize uric acid and dissolve kidney stones. Eat fruits in the morning and consume vegetables from noon thereafter (though you can still eat fruit after noon).
After your cleanse and healing, do not go back to a animal-based diet. Consider going raw foods and vegan, perhaps 50/50. This is better for you and constitutes great prevention.
By all means avoid white table salt (sodium chloride, Morton’s table salt), a drug, as sodium causes fluid retention. Use herbal seasoning or sea salt only.
Drink plenty of water, preferably alkaline or distilled water. Alkaline water by far is the best water to drink because alkaline water counters high acid pH levels in the body and causes the tissues to dump off loads of toxins. Drink half your body weight in water (change the pounds into ounces, so if half your body weight is 125 pounds, drink 125 ounces in water, nearly one gallon of water). Water will help to flush your body, especially your kidneys, of uric acid.