When it comes to treating gout, what kind of an image does “home remedies” conjure up in your mind? Personally, it wasn’t until I got going with what would be categorized as gout home remedies, that I finally made significant progress and put gout behind me for good.

Even better than that, it was because of these gout home remedies that I became a lot healthier…and a lot happier.

Being in that kind of pain really makes you no fun to be around…just ask my wife.

It was with that in mind, that I came across this article from the Alamogordo News that inspired me to do this little post about good herbs for gout, and arthritis and inflammation in general. It follows along with the typical mindset of a good portion of the population – it’s that time of year already to be checking your list of New Year’s Resolutions…how are you doing with yours?

I added a section of this article because it made an excellent reference to gout home remedies, check it out:

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New Year’s Resolutions Gone Awry

Ashwaganda is an herb from India that raises metabolism for weight loss, stimulates digestion, clears mucus, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation. It is good for arthritis, the heart, dementia and helps control diabetes.

Turmeric is another herb that continues to make huge strides helping arthritis, heart disease, inflammation and pain from all causes. It is a stronger antioxidant than vitamins C and E and improves the body’s own anti free-radical healing ability. Vast amounts of research has validated its effectiveness for use on a daily basis.

From our own area, Yucca root has proven worthwhile with every population in New Mexico and rivals the best of ancient Greek and Indian treatments. It is a natural cortisone pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, a digestive aid, lowers hypertension, reduces high cholesterol levels and reduces the incidence of migraines. For the past two-thousand years, Yucca has been used for everything from treating sunburn to making clothes from its leaves.

Another local plant with a few centuries of effective healing is Devil’s Claw and has been used in Europe since the Middle-Ages. Then as now, it helps with joint pain, arthritis, rheumatism, artery hardening, kidney disorders, liver ailments, diabetes and relieves gout with no side effects. Ironically, today’s farmers spend millions trying to kill it as a weed in our Southwestern fields. Deservedly, is should instead be harvested.

Another of the gifts from our desert is Nopal, also called Prickly Pear Cactus. Archeological evidence shows it has been used as a food and as medicine since 800 A.D. for inflammation, as a diuretic, skin softener, sunburn remedy, diabetes, an energetic, immune builder, and now we know that it balances cholesterol and triglycerides. The flower bud makes a wonderful jelly and “nopalitos” are a tasty addition to our Southwestern food recipes.

It would be a huge mistake to not include Cayenne (Capsicum) from the list of pain relievers. Every continent and every culture has used Cayenne for arthritis, heart disease, indigestion, lack of energy, muscle pain, circulation, blood flow and cholesterol ever since Capsicum was introduced by Columbus to Europe in 1493.

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Thank you Bert for the information. I placed my order last night for this product. My gout has been in check by using your program and what I’ve read in your e-mails.  Breathing, water, relaxing, and eating right has been great for me.

Thank you very much.

Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.


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Gout Home Remedies Should Be Taken More Seriously…

I thought this was a great article! I wish I’d written it! But now the best I can do is pass it on as a gout home remedies reference.

In addition to all these great references of herbs we can use, when it comes to making our bodies work better and stay strong, a 15 minute walk a day can do wonders for our bodies. Do you walk everyday? What will it take to make you make it a habit in this New Year?

Let’s go back and review all the different herbs that help with arthritis and inflammation…which also falls into the category of gout home remedies:

  • Ashwaganda
  • Turmeric
  • Yucca root
  • Devil’s Claw
  • Nopal
  • Cayenne

If you’re not familiar with these herbs or how to use herbs, just visit your local health food store. Many of these herbs come in capsulized forms, or in tinctures that are really easy to use. I like to use Turmeric and Cayenne to cook with or throw them in with a salad. Once you get going with it, it’s easy to get creative.

  Gout home remedies are the best way to go.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!