3 Signs of Gout and How to Treat It

gout and alkaline water
How do you tell if your pain is from arthritis or gout.

Gout is a relatively common hereditary metabolic disorder when a person’s body cannot break down or eliminate uric acid. The uric acid crystallizes in the joints and provokes the body’s immune system to go into attack mode. This causes the area to become red, inflamed, painful and extremely sensitive to the touch, where even the weight of a bedsheet may be too much to bear.

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

Arthritis covers a broad scope of problems that all have to do with the inflammation of the joints. Gout is actually considered a form of arthritis, but differs from osteoarthritis (caused by excessive joint wear) and rheumatoid arthritis (an auto-immune disease) because it is caused by these deposits of uric acid crystals.

Gout or arthritis? How to tell.

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Juice Mixology: Green Ginger Sour

Juice recipe

Healthy juice doesn’t have to taste bad, and you don’t need a lot of exotic ingredients either. Try this recipe for those who like to pucker up.

 

1 cucumber (hydrates, detoxifies)

1 fist full of celery (lowers blood pressure, cleans kidneys)

1 Granny Smith apple (full of antioxidants)

1 large wheel of peeled ginger (stomach tonic, relieves arthritis)

 

If you don’t have organic produce, soak all ingredients in 9.5 pH alkaline water from your H2O Alkalizer to remove any residue or pesticide. If you don’t own a water ionizer, soak celery in baking soda water for ten minutes. Scrub cucumbers and apples with baking soda applied directly to the skin. Rinse well and chop in chunks sized for your juicer.

 

Chilled vegetables and fruits make a more refreshing drink. This juice recipe is great to open the appetite, cleanse your organs, and wake you up!

 

Serves one person.

 

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