: Hi love your show. My husband is suffering so badly from gout pain. PLEASE do you have a juice or smoothie. Thank you
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by an excessive concentration of uric acids in body fluids. When people have gout, uric acid crystallizes in their joints, tendons, kidneys, and other tissues causing inflammation tissue damage and pain. Gout affects mostly men between the ages of 40 and 50.
It is important to increase your water intake to flush out as much uric acid as possible. A vegan diet is deal since that allows you to minimize protein, the fat in meat and dairy, cheese and preserved meats as well as foods that are high in purines (organ meats, shellfish, herring, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, peanuts, asparagus, mushroom, legumes).
We can create a base for a smoothie that will help to dissolve uric acid (celery juice) and eliminate uric acid (stinging nettle tea). Cherry extract blocks the tubular reabsorption of urate and increases urate excretion in the urine. Cherry juice may also block xanthine oxidase and reduce the production of uric acid.
Smoothie To Help with Gout
- Liquid for Smoothie
- Juice Some Celery
- Juice 1/2 inch of ginger
- Steep 1/2 cup of stinging nettle tea
- Handful of Parsley (if you are pregnant limit your intake of parsley to one sprig of fresh per day, do nate take if you are suffering from kidney inflammation)
- 10 drops of dandelion tincture to help eliminate uric acid
- 1 cup of cherries (frozen, canned, or fresh depending on availability)