Stiff and sore joints may indicate that you are dealing with gout. It is a form of arthritis that is triggered by an excessive accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. When the body fails to eliminate excess uric, it tends to form crystals within the joints, and cause aching pain attacks. Gout affects both genders at any age, but it is most common in obese and men over their 40s.
Swollen, tender joints and both spontaneous and severe pain attacks perfectly describe what it is like to be diagnosed with gout. It usually affects the joint at the very base of the big toe. This particular joint swell and become so tender that it is practically impossible to bear the slightest touch.
There is plenty of medication that your doctor would prescribe you, but consider implementing some natural remedies as well. These provide the same and sometimes even better effect than common drugs without any side effect.
In this article we give you an all-natural and easy-to-make remedy. It requires some healthy ingredients like turmeric, ginger root, pineapple and cherries.
- 1 pineapple
- 1-2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 cup tart cherry juice
- ginger root (1” piece or 2-3 tsp ginger powder)
- 1-2 tbsp honey
Peel and dice your pineapple. Do not leave out the core and the stem of your pineapple, as these parts are highest in bromelain. Blend until smooth. Squeeze out the juice, and put it back to the blender. Then, add your turmeric powder, cherry juice and sliced ginger. You can also drizzle in some honey. Blend until smooth and homogenous. Transfer your remedy into a glass container with a lid, and keep it in your fridge.
Take your healing juice every day, preferably half a cup per day. It may take some time before you notice some improvement, but you will be more than amazed with the way this juice works. Keep in mind that this juice is good for up to a week, and if you keep it any longer than this, it will go bad. In other words, make a new batch every week.
Why is the combination of these ingredients so healthy?
Each of the ingredients used in this recipe has shown great results in the treatment of gout. They all have a unique power that eases gout symptoms.
Curcumin gives turmeric its yellow color. This antioxidant prevents free radical damage and protects healthy cells. It is an active ingredient that reduces swelling and relieves pain by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins that cause pain.
Gingerols are active components in ginger root and they decrease the enzymes that trigger gout inflammation. Same as capsaicin, gingerols block the signals your brain receives and translates as pain.
Have you ever considered that pineapples can relieve inflammation? They are high in bromelain, an enzyme that provides great anti-inflammatory quality. The great thing about it is that it helps the body to decompose uric acid crystals, as proven by Henicke and other scientific studies. This pretty much describes how pineapples relieve gout-induced pain.
Bromelain has a lot more to offer, other than its pain-relieving properties. It stimulates the body to process proteins that cause excess uric acid, and thus prevents its accumulation in the joints. Increase your bromelain intake to prevent future gout attacks.
According to a research conducted at the Boston University, by eating cherries for 2 days you can reduce the risk of gout attacks dramatically. Cherries are considered to alleviate pain and inflammation better and faster than common natural remedies. Eat them regularly to balance your uric acid levels and reduce the risk of developing gout.
This is a simple formula that may change your life for good. Prescription drugs can be really pricey and ineffective, so you may want to switch to natural treatments instead. Never say ‘no’ to things that may save you from all that pain.
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