Some of the constituents of apple cider vinegar can be very helpful in stopping gout symptoms and pain. For example, malic acid is believed to help neutralize the uric acid that causes gout, potassium and amino acids help to get rid of any toxic waste, and, amino acids have certain antibiotic properties.
So by taking apple cider vinegar, as a gout sufferer, you should find that your inflammation is reduced, pain relieved and there will be less swelling, therefore more mobility. The benefits of apple cider vinegar, like most natural remedies, vary between person to person. Some find fast benefits, other not so fast. You just have to experiment.
But it has to be raw, un-distilled, un-pasteurized apple cider vinegar. The stuff you get in the supermarket is for large scale consumption and is processed to make it look clear and good. Raw apple cider vinegar is, by its very nature, cloudy. You should be able to get this in health food outlets.
To drink, you should mix 3 teaspoons of vinegar in a large glass of water. It can be warm or cold, it makes no difference to the effect; choose which you prefer. Drink a glass 3 times a day. If you wish you can add honey to help the taste. Even after the symptoms are gone many people keep taking it because of the health benefits.
You can also use apple cider vinegar directly on the affected area. Just add 1/2 cup of cider to 3 cups of hot water. Some suggest 1 cup to 3 cups; you experiment to suit yourself. Either way, then soak the affected area for around 30 minutes, and repeat as necessary. You can also soak a cloth in the liquid and wrap around the joint if you prefer.
The key, though, is that once you have stopped the symptoms of gout, you need to prevent it coming back because frequently occurring gout attacks can end up with you having permanently damaged joints, and, possible kidney damage, apart from kidney stones.
So to stop gout coming back you need to look at the whole range of natural home remedies available. These are things like herbs, selected fruits, selected vegetables, certain fruit juices, natural detoxing, natural kidney cleanses, etc. And you need to address other things like diet, weight, family history of gout / arthritis, underlying medical conditions, regular medications, lifestyle, etc.
Diet, for instance, can have a marked effect on your gout. Gout sufferers need to avoid foods that are high in purines. Purines are compounds in our cells and in our food and actually produce the uric acid that causes gout. So a low purine diet is beneficial for gout.
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