How To Eliminate Gout and Relieve Gout Pain

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes the joints to become swollen, tender, red and stiff. It is caused when the body is not able to adequately flush uric acid from your system. When this substance appears, it turns into urate crystals which pool up at the locations of your joints causing the symptoms to arise. The reason for this uric acid build-up is another substance called "purines." Purines can be obtained from certain foods and when you eat them, they get converted to uric acid. Foods that are high in purines should be avoided and there are some foods that can be beneficial. 
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The above is the typical definition given about gout. It is also verifies, what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches, in his monumental book, How To Eat To Live., we should eat one meal a day and to fast periodically in order to eliminate the poisons that accumulate in our bodies. 

Gout is a result of having too much uric acid built up in the body

Here are a list of foods and things you can do to help eliminate gout.


Drink plenty of water to eliminate the toxin


Lemons (see the post on the benefits of lemon water). 

Ginger Tea (also a poultice made of ginger and applied topically).


(Cherries are a dark pigmented fruit that are high in antioxidants. They can help lower uric acid levels in your body). 



Purple grapes

Purine Rich Foods

Patients with gout should avoid consuming purine-rich foods. Purines are compounds found in the body and in some foods. Purines are broken down into uric acid, and eating high amounts of purine-rich foods causes an accumulation of uric acid, which leads to gout. Examples of purine-rich foods include organ meats, such as beef, liver and heart, mussels, anchovies, herring, mackerel, brewer's yeast and sweetbreads. Some vegetables, such as spinach, asparagus, beans, lentils, dried beans and peas, also contain moderate amounts of purines.