Gout

Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But another dangerous ingredient lurks in those effervescent cola drinks, such as Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and Coke: phosphoric acid. Added to these…

Read More

How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…resistance and weight gain. Unfortunately, the fallout doesn’t end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome, memory loss, and some types of cancer. But there’s an upside. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome respond…

Read More

Is Juice Healthy?

…races had significant decreases in exercise-induced muscle pain. Cherries have also been demonstrated to lower levels of uric acid and occurrences of gout and to improve symptoms of arthritis. Another study found that people with occasional insomnia who drank tart cherry juice actually slept better,…

Read More

Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…protects against heart failure. Bountiful Benefits of Caffeine * Caffeine improves endurance and athletic performance. * Caffeine reduces risk of gout and gallstones. * Caffeine can relieve headaches and strengthen the efficacy of pain medications. * Caffeine helps prevent constipation. * And…

Read More

5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…the dose at bedtime so the flushing happens while you’re asleep. This therapy is not recommended for patients with liver disease, gout or ulcers. Note: To lower cholesterol naturally, you should take the regular form of niacin. Research indicates that niacinamide and “no-flush”…

Read More

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A high-fructose diet raises blood levels of uric acid, which increases risk of gout. In a large epidemiological study, men who consumed two or more soft drinks a day had an 85 percent greater risk of gout than men who drank just one soda…

Read More

Rid Your Body of Lead Toxicity With Chelation Therapy

…effects that could be caused by lead toxicity. It is now believed that lead poisoning was responsible for the bizarre behavior, mental incompetence, gout, stillbirths, and sterility that afflicted the Roman aristocracy—and quite possibly contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. Fast…

Read More

Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…as well. And, as I’ve been saying for years, high-dose niacin is best taken under the supervision of a doctor, and if you have diabetes, gout, or liver problems, you should be especially cautious about taking higher doses. If you decide niacin isn’t your best option, there are several…

Read More