Isn’t civilization wonderful? Out with the old, in with the new. America, instead of preserving its heritage tears down wonderful old buildings to build a skyscraper.
Modern medicine has forgotten that we didn’t always have antibiotics or anti inflammatory medication.
Mountain and herbal remedies are making a come-back, thank the Gods.
Gout ran rampant in our family, Dad, Brother Bill & I out of a family of 5.
Gout is a common & complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness & tenderness in one or more joints, most often in the big toe.
An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen & so tender that even the weight of the bedsheet on it may seem intolerable.
Let me tell you I used all the dirty words my brothers ever taught me when I had a flair-up.
The meds the doc gave me weren’t working & it got so that even a wind hurt. My brother Bill called & suggested bitter cherry juice. Someone else suggested CBD (the new cure all?).
It was certainly worth a try.
How much Cherry juice should you take?
Despite the fact that research strongly suggests that cherry juice can treat gout, there isn’t yet a standard dosage. The amount of cherry juice that you consume should depend on the intensity of your symptoms.
The Arthritis Foundation suggests eating a handful of cherries or drinking a glass of Tart cherry juice per day, since the available research noted improvements in people who drank a glass every day.
To me bitter cherry juice was seriously nasty, But after a week or 2 the Gout symptoms were gone.
However, it’s always best to talk to your doctor before pursuing any treatment, as they might be able to give you more specific directions on dosage.
There are different types of cherries used to produce juice. Tart cherry juice is sour to taste & provides a higher amount of anthocyanins compared to black cherry juice, which is sweeter in taste and has less anthocyanins. Anthocyanins promote anti-inflammatory processes in the body. Both are great, nutritious options.
Other benefits of T. Cherry juice
Helps post-workout recovery
Fights inflammation and arthritis pain
Regulates metabolism and fights fat
Helps you sleep
Blocks cancer growth
And best of all it kept me from ripping off Richard’s head for no reason other than he walked past me and made my toe throb.