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Understanding and treating GoutGout can be an extraordinarily painful condition and is caused by crystals settling out of the blood stream and depositing in joints. Very often these crystals end up in or around the large toe which probably has something to do with gravity.
The first thing to understand is that Gout is really a kidney problem. The kidneys are responsible to clear waste products from the blood and if they cant keep up with the job this can show in a number of ways. One of the most dramatic of these is an attack of Gout.
We are told that red wine causes gout. It certainly can aggravate it but in fact most people with gout have either damaged their kidneys somehow along the way or they eat too much meat. Meat is very hard on the kidneys and over a long period of time can break them down sufficiently to lead to gout. Henry VIII was famous for his Gout along with his disposition and his many wives. In mediaeval times, meat eating was a privilege of the landed gentry and no one was more landed than Henry. These individuals celebrated their special rights by eating vast quantities of red meat, often washing it down with a great deal of red wine. Carrying too much weight and doing too little exercise probably aggravated Henry's condition.
Once we understand how simple a condition Gout is we can easily reverse the conditions, which allowed it to occur. The following suggestions will give the kidneys a much-needed break and allow them to recover their health;
There is a range of herbs, which I use in a Gout treatment program besides Rosehips and in severe cases I will consider some of the following;
Gout then is pretty easy to understand and to treat. If you or a family member suffers from Gout have then take up the do-it-yourself suggestions relating to diet and fluid intake and work hard at it for four weeks. About half way through, start to reduce whatever pharmaceutical Gout medications you are on and then stop them altogether if you don't relapse. These drugs do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the underlying causes of the problem.
If you have any difficulties you should contact either a suitably experienced herbalist, to make up appropriate supportive treatments in addition or send your details through my online consultation program to allow me to make up a specific treatment for your individual case.
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