Archive for July, 2011

What does baking soda really do for gout?

Baking soda is a very popular home remedy for gout. Along with ACV, it has “cured” many victims and has developed a sort of cult following from many converted believers throughout the history of the ailment. To understand why baking soda might help you eradicate gout, and decide whether it is the right course of […]

Are gout and gouty arthritis the same?

The short answer, yes. First and foremost, remember that gout is a form of arthritis. Arthritis is a broad term; there are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The important thing to note, though, is that arthritis is a joint disorder that involves some sort of inflammation. Arthritis per se could mean osteoarthritis, or the […]

The truth about gout and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been hailed as a wonder remedy of sorts for various ailments, and this can be no truer for gout. But, is there any scientific truth to this? 10,000 years ago, the Babylonians hailed vinegar for its remarkable healing properties. Nearly 3,000 years ago, Hippocrates used vinegar as an antibiotic. Apple […]

Colchicine treatment for gout

What you need to know Colchicine is probably the most popular and most common medication for gout. However, it is a prescription medication which means you could not possibly (legally) acquire some without the consent of a doctor—and with good reason. Colchicine is toxic by nature. If ingested in high doses, it can cause symptoms […]

What about gout and eggs?

Are eggs bad for those with gout? In general, no. But, we all know that when it comes to gout, everything should be taken in moderation. Chicken eggs have a low enough purine content to be considered safe for a gout-adjusted diet. The breakdown of purines produces uric acid, which in excess causes gout. If […]

The study that linked drinking beer and gout

Gout is a disease linked to overindulging in food and drinks. Beer, unfortunately, has been singled out among all the alcoholic beverages known to man—quite ironic that the most common drink is the culprit linked to the “disease of kings.” A large study conducted in the U.S. followed 47,150 men aged 40 to 70 in […]

The high-fructose corn syrup and gout relationship

High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, has been under high scrutiny for the past decade because of its undesirable health effects. HFCS is primarily used as a replacement for sugar—particularly in processed foods and beverages—because of its relatively effective sweetness-cheapness ratio. Serious health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and fatty liver disease have all been […]

Is there a proper diet for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers?

What is the link between rheumatoid arthritis and the foods we eat? Can a proper diet relieve arthritis symptoms? You may have heard that specific foods can help ease your arthritis pain so we have compiled information that can help you separate the myths from the facts. Eating and avoiding certain foods may help relieve […]