“Treat The Symptoms”? What are the alternatives?

It isn’t surprising to hear Dr. Mercola speak of “treat the symptoms” in his videos when he talks about natural ways to deal with rheumatoid arthritis and gout treatment. Although treating the symptoms is not foremost of methods when it comes to finding natural and holistic ways to deal with arthritic conditions, but it does have some practical applications.

Dr. Mercola also related in the accompanying article a few lifestyle changes that have also played a part in ending my personal struggle with gout pain. The conventional western medicine approach to treat the symptoms did not produce lasting, long-term results.


Here is an abbreviation of Dr. Mercola’s list:

  • Eliminate sugar, especially fructose, and most grains.
  • Eat unprocessed, high-quality foods, organic and locally grown if possible.
  • Eat your food as close to raw as possible.
  • Get plenty high-quality animal-based omega-3 fats. (krill oil)
  • Astaxanthin, 4 mg per day, for those on prednisone.
  • Incorporate regular exercise into your daily schedule

It’s Not “Treat the Symptoms”…It’s About “Eat Good, Stay Fit”

Krill oil and astaxanthin are not particularly well-known. This is good information and an alternative, or at least an addition to allopurinol and as a way to treat the symptoms.

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Thank you!!!! Not a single gout attack since following your advice!!!!!!! I would never have believed it, Bert!!!! Thank God for you!!!!

~ Chuck

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Does Your Doctor Talk To You About
Eating Right and Exercising?

Dr. Mercola is absolutely correct about eliminating high fructose corn syrup, most grains, (gluten) eating unprocessed foods closer to the source, and making sure we stay physically active. The lymph system depends on our body movement and exercise to move the lymph fluid which has everything to eliminating acid wastes from our bodies . . . as in uric acid waste. treat the symptoms

You May Need to Treat the Symptoms Until
You Get Yourself Straightened Out

Western medicine has provided miraculous technologies for acute conditions, trauma and diagnostics. A good saying is “be your doctors best patient” – eat right and exercise, sleep well, and learn to relax and manage stress…that’s how you kill gout for good.

   Remember!  Treat the symptoms, then improve your health naturally.


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!