Carrie L. wrote:I haven't tested it but have heardand read a lot about that theory. Would like to try eliminating them just to see if I saw some improvement. I think I have arthritis in my feet and ankles. Notice it mostly upon waking up.
Fred Sipe wrote:I suffer from gout and when it flares up it hurts like hell. Puts me on crutches sometimes.
Jenise wrote:"Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers are classified as nightshade foods."
Harry Cantrell wrote:Jenise, please reread the last sentence you posted from U Wash. Increased verbiage (in the next long quote) does not make more proof. IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN.
Unfortunately, I have never found an herbal, OTC or folk medicine that works on my gout attacks and lordy knows I've tried about all of them. I even quit drinking beer (actually quit all alcohol) last year in hopes it would help. Nope. In May I suffered the worst gout ever. Even the prescription stuff seemed to lack its usual "punch".
Now comes the water ionizer, the "ionized" alkaline water it produces, the "special drinking water." Not only are these marketed waters and the ionizing machines expensive, but they are, according to scientists, "medically baseless and worthless." Most of the good effects these manufacturers claim for their products are available in healthy food items, like fish, fruits, bran, wheat, nuts, vegetables, and water purified by the most advanced multiple-stage reverse-osmosis filtration system. It might come as a surprised to many but boiled water, minus its sediments, is safer than some of this expensive drinking water. Using the commercially available home water filtration pitcher or the below-the-sink filtration system, and then boiling the water will even double the protection. This will certainly not cost $1500-$2500 like the ionizers.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:My Dad has had gout for a thousand years. He takes one pill every morning (allopurinol) and he's good for anything.
Every couple of years he quits the pill, just to make sure he still needs it. He gets about two weeks before things start hurting....
Frank Deis wrote:I've heard that just drinking a lot of water (ionized or not) can be very helpful with the symptoms.
Fred Sipe wrote:I avoid taking meds that are required daily for the rest of my life, so have stayed away from the Allopurinol and others.
I do have a scrip though for Indomethacin which is an NSAID that knocks it pretty well if taken at the onset.
Joe Moryl wrote:The science behind the alkaline water thing is bollocks. Snake oil.
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