The Earth Diet GOUT Healing PlanAug 21, 2023
By Liana Werner-Gray
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. This condition typically leads to sudden and severe episodes of pain, swelling, and redness, often affecting the joints of the big toe. Uric acid forms when the body breaks down purines, substances found in certain foods and naturally in the body.
Causes of gout include: a diet high in hydrogenated fats, alcohol, poor circulation, lymphatic system not working properly, conventional meat and refined carbohydrates. Flares of gout are also often caused by large meals.
Managing gout involves lifestyle changes, usually medication, and dietary adjustments to reduce uric acid levels and prevent flare-ups.
If your goal is to conquer gout, focusing on your diet is essential. Embrace this gout-specific dietary approach for swift relief and effectively tackle the underlying cause of gout, paving the way to its permanent elimination.
This is a highly anti-inflammatory diet plan!
The Natural Gout Healing Diet
- Foods rich in dietary fiber – Incorporate high-fiber options like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds into your diet. These choices are abundant in fiber content and can assist in lowering uric acid levels.
- Fish caught from the wild – The presence of Omega-3s aids in inflammation reduction and contributes to alleviating the discomfort of gout.
- Hydration – Ensure ample water intake, aiming for a minimum of 8 oz every 2 hours to effectively eliminate uric acid from your body.
- Berries and fresh cherries – Berries, particularly cherries, possess the ability to counteract uric acid. Consider consuming organic cherry juice without added sugar or preservatives to benefit from their effects.
- Foods abundant in potassium – Incorporating potassium-rich options such as avocado, coconut water, salmon, squash, bananas, and apricots can aid in restoring intracellular fluid balance, providing relief from gout.
It's important to steer clear of the following food choices:
- Alcohol – Consumption of alcohol can elevate uric acid levels and liver toxicity. Definitely no beer. If drinking stick to vodka or tequila.
- Conventional meats including deli meats. The preservatives in these meats that are banned in other countries other than the USA can contribute to uric acid build up.
- Refined carbohydrates and refined sugar – Sugar and other refined carbohydrates can worsen insulin resistance and exacerbate gout symptoms.
- Foods rich in purines – Purines, amino acids that contribute to uric acid formation, are found in items like fatty red meat, shellfish, small fish, mushrooms, organ meats, peas, lentils, and spinach.
- Fried foods and hydrogenated oils – The consumption of fried foods and hydrogenated oils, such as soybean, vegetable, corn, and canola oil, can exacerbate gout.
- Sodium – A diet high in sodium has the potential to lead to tissue swelling and intensify gout symptoms.
12 Steps to Healing GOUT Protocol:
- No alcohol if possible. Only drink on special occasions. Stick to tequila and vodka, not beer or wine.
- Need daily GREENS. Lots of vegetables. Fill up on vegetables. Ideally lunch and dinner would be a protein with vegetables / salad. Breakfast can be eggs with vegetables.
- Meat & vegetables is the ideal diet. Cutting out gluten and refined sugar. Gluten on special occasions is fine. Just can’t be a regular thing for a while. And high quality gluten only! None of the stuff that has banned ingredients. Eat pure protein like wild caught fish, grass fed & finished beef, organic chicken, turkey and pasture raised eggs.
- Ginger tea EVERYDAY! Ginger will be your best friend. Make it with fresh ginger or buy ginger tea bags.
- And cayenne pepper!! Drink it in water everyday! For circulation!
- Turmeric daily. Supplements are easiest.
- Take a probiotic daily
- Drink chlorophyll daily. This should be the very first thing you do every single day before having coffee or any food! Just add chlorophyll drops to water.
- A beet juice or green juice (with celery) daily. Alternate between the two. Beet juice recipe for one is: one small beet, 2 carrots, 3 celery stalks, one small red apple, 1/2 lemon peeled and one thumb size piece of ginger. The recipe for green juice for one is: 1 cucumber, 3 celery stalks, one small apple, 1/2 lemon peeled, 1 thumb size piece of ginger.
- Drink black cherry juice.
- Take a fish oil supplement for omega 3
- Take magnesium. Magnesium is an alkaline mineral. That alkaline mineral can also decrease uric acid formation in the body, and studies show magnesium is an effective treatment for gout, particularly acute cases of gout.
In addition, jump on a rebounder for 5 minutes after rising.