Do you or someone you know experience intense needle like pain in their big toe, knees, fingers or ankles? If so, this may be a sign of Gout. Gout is a common type of arthritis that occurs from a build up of Uric Acid in the blood, tissues and urine. Once the build up happens and the body cannot get rid of the excess, the uric acid crystalizes in the shape of a needle and litterally jabs its way into the joints. The most common joint to be affected is the big toe, but other joints can be affected as well. Remember while Gout is painful and a nusance, it is one type of arthritis pain that is easier to deal with especially if you catch it early.
So what can you do?
While Gout is painful and stops people from being active, many people find relief from taking the convenient form of Black Cherry Extract in capsule form, such as the Alive Brand. Black Cherry neutralizes the build up of Uric Acid and provides relief from the jabbing pain. Diet is also an important component to fighting Gout. Below is a list of foods to avoid when you are trying to get your Gout under control.
Foods to avoid:
- internal organ meats
- yeast products
We have had many customers experience the benefits of Alive Brand Black Cherry extract. While you can use Black Cherry to help break up the build up of uric acid it is important to tweak your diet as well. As always we look forward to seeing you at Alive Health Centre Morning Sun and Supplements Plus. See you soon!