I’m amazed…baking soda for gout…doesn’t everyone know already? Or is it just that no one believes it? There’s more to it and there are ways to make it more effective.

Here someone asked Dr. Gott about baking soda for gout and he went on a long diatribe about about baking soda as antacid. Hmmm…maybe that’s a clue: baking soda to relieve excess stomach acid…well, uric acid is an acid, maybe it would work for that too! How much did you pay to go to med school? And how long did it take you to get to be an MD?

Here’s part of the article:

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Baking Soda Treats Gout

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have just learned from a local health food store that on tablespoon of aluminum-free baking soda in one eight ounce glass of water two times a day will “instantly” relieve the severe pain of gout. I tried it and it surely does work! My question: is the baking soda amount okay for ingestion twice a day and have you ever heard of this remedy for gout pain?

DEAR READER: Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is an antacid taken to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion, although it isn’t generally recommended for this use (especially in the elderly) because of its high sodium content. It is also known to cause urine to be less acidic in specific conditions, the reason why it is touted to work for acute cases of gout. Gout is essentially caused by too much uric acid in the body. The product comes in the powder form we commonly see on grocery store shelves (for baking or fridge odors) and also in tablet form. It can be taken up to four times a day, depending on the reason for taking it. For example, as an antacid it should be taken between one and two hours following meals with an eight-ounce glass of water but should not be taken following a very large meal. You can be guided by the appropriate amount to use by reading the directions on the box or by speaking with your physician. Furthermore, sodium bicarbonate should not be taken for longer than a two-week period unless you have been so instructed by your physician. One brand indicates the suggested dose for treating acid indigestion is ½ teaspoon in four ounces of water every two hours, up to a maximum repeat dosage as defined by your physician (usually between three and five teaspoons). There is also a warning to stress that the product should not be taken until the powder is completely dissolved in water and that it should not be taken if a person is overly full from eating too much.

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Thank you Bert.

What you are doing means so much to me. I have difficulty expressing, in words, how much I feel your thoughts and efforts change the world.

We are gout fighting warriors!!

Thank you brother!



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Yes, Baking Soda for Gout

Daily, I am completely amazed that western medicine doesn’t seem to know anything about, or completely disregards, the importance of acid/alkaline balance or how an effect gout diet is the best way to prevent future attacks. Even poor old Dr. Gott is clueless about it!

It seems there is no shortage however, of people who do know, understand it, and make it the focus of their attention…like me! Let’s kill some gout!

  + Remember!  Baking soda for gout is just common sense.