Identifying the cause of gout is the first step to addressing the underlying cause so you can eliminate gout.
For some people, this is going to be genetics but just because your dad had gout it does not mean that you have to as well, it could be that you are both eating the same dietary triggers that cause gout.
The first step is to start with some comprehensive blood testing to rule out other potential causes, as well as other imbalances that can be contributing to gout.
I would also recommend testing gut function, as gut bacteria and parasites can also be a contributing factor to inflammation and gout.
Alkalize your diet by eliminating grains, processed foods, sugar, and increasing your levels of fresh vegetables, salads, and fruits.
Using a natural treatment plan for gout may help you to avoid taking pain killers which can come with a wide range of side effects.
Allopurinol is a safer gout medication but it is usually prescribed long term and while the side effects will be less than pain killers like NSAIDs it can still have some side effects.
Natural gout treatments start with diet and lifestyle changes which I will list below, and while it may take some effort to improve your diet it can also help to prevent many chronic health issues.
While these tips will help you eliminate gout it is also important to address your health as a whole and not just treat symptoms …. other important factors to address are sleep, digestion, hormones and your mental outlook.
Black Cherry juice can be expensive, and cherry season is quite short so eating a lot of cherries is not always an option, so the best idea is to take Black Cherry capsules which you can get from Amazon or www.iherb.com
Uric Acid Control is a great formula if your gout is caused by high levels of uric acid, it is available from Amazon or www.iherb.com
To get a customized plan to help identify the cause and treat the symptoms of gout the best option is to schedule a consultation with Planet Naturopath and we can help you get your gout and overall health back on track.
Michael is head consultant at Planet Naturopath - Functional Medicine and Nutrition Solutions. He is a registered naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and works with clients from all over the world via video or phone consultations. He is a degree qualified naturopath from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Australia with 18 years of experience. He uses advanced testing methods, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to help you stay healthy. He is a Kalish Method-trained practitioner that keeps updating his education with Chris Kresser. Michael completed Dr. Terry Wahls practitioner training program, a 12-month program with ongoing training that helps understand the underlying cause and treatment of MS and autoimmune conditions. He keeps up to date with the latest research into health and natural medicine through the Metabolic Fitness Pro course with Dr. Bryan Walsh.