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Simple Gout Remedies You Can Try Right Now

If you have ever gout, then you know how painful it is to deal with and the restrictions that it causes on your life. Gout is enabled by the sudden, sharp pains in the joints.  A gout attack can be so severe that it can cause you to wake up in the middle of the…
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Foods to avoid if you suffer from gout

Chances are if you suffer from gout you are not a teetotalling vegetarian.  The list of foods to avoid if you have gout is extensive and includes the kind of things that most of us enjoy eating on a regular basis.  (Vegetarians do occasionally have gout, but usually due to genetic causes.) Foods to Avoid Top on…
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Cherry Berry Smoothie

Description This delicious smoothie option is filled to the brim with fresh fruit. The cherries in this smoothie can offer benefits to gout sufferers. This recipe was found on eatingwell.com Ingredients 1 1/2 Cups of Fresh Strawberries, hulled 1 Cup Pitted Dark Cherries (frozen or fresh) 1 Cup of Fresh Raspberries 1 Cup of Pomegranate…
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Causes of Gout

What causes Gout? The true cause of gout is high uric acid levels in the blood.  High uric acid levels trigger gout because of the body’s failure to control and regulate the blood’s levels of uric acid. Typically, uric acid breaks down in the blood and is removed through the kidneys.  With gout the body either creates too…
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Turmeric and Its Many Health Benefits

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) The spice turmeric has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of health problems. Curcumin is the extract of turmeric and the part that is the most potent chemically. Studies show that turmeric may fight infections, prevent and treat some cancers, reduce inflammation and address digestive problems. Commonly known…
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Kidney Stones, The Top 6 Things You Should Know About

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you are in good company. 1 out of 10 people experience kidney stones at least once in their lifetime. If you’ve had it once, the likelihood of getting them again goes up. What causes them and how can we prevent these from forming in our bodies? We’ve compiled…
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8 “Bad” Foods That Are Actually Good For You

It is often said that the best tasting foods are the worst foods for you, and as a result we are told not to eat many of these delicious foods.  While it is sometimes true that great tasting foods are unhealthy, there are often “bad” foods that get a poor reputation and can actually provide…
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8 Health Benefits of Potassium

The human body gets contributions from a wide variety of minerals that people might not know about.  Many of these occur naturally in the body and others are in most of the food people eat.  If people don’t get enough of these minerals in the body, it can lead to a host of potential problems.…
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8 Foods for your Kidney Health

Your kidneys are responsible for a number of functions including balancing body fluids and processing blood to help remove waste from the body.  However, if any of these tasks are even slightly affected, it can lead to a host of issues such as high blood pressure, and kidney stones. (more…)
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