GR-911 and some herbs for Arthritis

Arthritis suffering is often just considered a symptom of old age.  Also, it is generally considered a progressive, incurable disease.  I do not hold such a view.   Sweden has been curing people from this affliction for decades now.  Of course diet is a culprit and major contributory factor as well as a genetic predisposition.  A whole host of prescription drugs exist that may offer some benefit with alleviating symptoms, but doing little to help with nutritional support.

I wanted to take the opportunity to point out just a couple of the herbs I feel most beneficial for suffering with Arthritis.  The first herb I would recommend would be Alfalfa.

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Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a common plant grown widely throughout the world.  Horses thrive on it.  Alfalfa used to be added to bread, a practice that died sometime ago. How unfortunate since it has so much virtue. Alfalfa is good for Anemia, digestive issues, arthritis, kidney, cholesterol, nausea, fatigue, ulcers, as well as being a blood purifier. Alfalfa is also good for breastfeeding mothers, high blood pressure and Gout.  I have always held great esteem for this safe and effective herb, and often use it in my herbal preparations.  Alfalfa feeds the Pituitary gland which regulates many of the body’s functions through hormone secretion.  Alfalfa scores high on my list for Arthritis because the plant puts its’ roots deep into the earth to pull trace minerals into the plant. Some say the roots go as deep as 20 feet or more.

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Devil’s claw

The second herb I put high on my list for Arthritis suffering is Devils Claw.  This herb has tremendous virtue. I have always found that it promotes a feeling of well being.  Not a very scientific observation, but I can name several herbs that have such a broad spectrum of health benefits; they seem to have a mood uplifting effect. Devils Claw has somehow dwindled in popularity. I hope the wisdom and virtue of using this herb is never lost.  It is safe and very effective and cleansing for several organs including kidneys, liver, and circulatory system. Good for arterial plaque buildup, high cholesterol, bladder function, diabetes, and seems to help stomach complaints.  Anyone of adult age using this herb should notice benefit especially if suffering with any arthritic or Gout symptoms.

Please feel free to visit our website at www.westernherbal.com where you will find the herbs mentioned here as ingredients in our best selling Gout-Relief supplement which also works well for any symptoms of Arthritic suffering.


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Published 01.06.09 Compendium Authored by Thomas

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Keeping Gout in Check

More and more Americans are being  affected by the disease of Gout. For anyone that does not know, the effects can be debilitating in restricting mobility, and pain to the given joint can be excruciating to the point where it seems every nerve ending seems on fire. Worse yet, Gout attacks may manifest themselves in different parts of the body each time a new attack comes around. Furthermore, one of the most commonly prescribed treatments for Gout has the potential to spread Gout to just about every joint in the body. I have heard several customers over the years explain that they had a diagnosis of Gout in their big toe, began a prescription regimen, only to see Gout spread to other parts of the body.

Gout Statistics

According to the website Science Daily, in the last twenty years, the US has seen a rise in rates of those afflicted with Gout. Between 1960’s and 1990’s, the rate of Gout has doubled in the US. It is estimated that Gout now affects some 8.3 million or 4% of Americans. The article goes on to point out the possible connection between the rise in obesity, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance.

I believe that this confirms that the average American diet is less healthy today than decades past. Unfortunately, the internet these days is full of all the wrong dietary recommendations. In fact, many of the foods suggested for Gout sufferers will only work to make symptoms worse. It is critically important for those suffering with Gout to understand and adhere to a healthy dietary plan that will help them control and maintain proper uric acid levels.

Hyperuricemia and Gout Symptoms

Doctors consider Gout to be two things: incurable, and progressive. I do not take that view. I have daily confirmation that the progression of the disease can be effectively managed through proper diet and supplementation. Addressing Gout is not just about chasing away the painful symptoms. It should also include a long term focus on keeping uric acid levels in a normal range.

Hyperuricemia is the medical term which describes increased uric acid levels in the body. The mystifying part is that someone may test for high uric acid levels, while never experiencing symptoms of Gout anywhere in the body. Yet, I would urge anyone to take careful note – high uric acid levels can be damaging.A doctor, who orders Gout-Relief, explained it best. She said Tom, “Though I am a doctor, I take your Gout-Relief product and it works very well.” But she went on to say, “You know Tom, uric acid is one of the most destructive substances to the human body. It eats bone, cartilage, joints, and skin.” I knew everything she said to be true, yet the way she stated it really resonated with me. I consider her comments to be a good case point for doing everything in ones’ power to keep uric acid levels in the normal range. Barring any such focus, people may have degrading joint and organ damage without being aware that the culprit is in fact Hyperuricemia or Gout.

The Downside of Gout Medicines

There are several strong negatives to the use of prescription medications designed to target Gout symptoms. Firstly, none of them are a cure for the condition, and commonly the prescriptions are less effective the longer someone takes them. I recall a customer who summed it up very well. He told me that he had been taking Allopurinol for 20 years, and said it used to work for him but now does nothing. His experience is not unique and stands to reason. Almost without exception, every common prescription for Gout can induce liver damage, and in many cases kidney damage as well. Liver and kidney function are closely related. Gout is a form of Arthritis and also a kidney disease. It does not make much sense to take a medication that can damage your kidneys, when that is the very organ that one needs to control Gout.

The Natural Approach for Suppressing Gout Symptoms

Over the years, I have spoken with several customers who had their blood tested for uric acid levels. Then, after taking Gout-Relief for several weeks, they have seen their uric acid levels drop to a normal range after being retested. Gout-Relief can quickly chase away all of the symptoms of Gout, usually in just a couple of days. Continuing with a maintenance or preventative dose (2-4 tablets daily) will keep future Gout episodes at bay while working to normalize uric acid levels. I encourage anyone with Gout to give Gout-Relief a try; it is safe, no side effects, fast-acting, and a very progressive natural supplement.

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Recognizing The Symptoms of Gout

gout-symptomsDid you know that more than 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center? As our population continues to age, the number of people who are diagnosed with this painful form of arthritis is expected to increase. As a result, there will be a greater need for natural supplements such as GR-911 for those who are experiencing symptoms due to a flare. However, it’s important that people are properly informed of what the symptoms of gout are and that they know when to seek out professional assistance for an accurate diagnosis.

Stages of gout Depending on the individual and severity of their condition, symptoms of gout may vary. For instance, did you know that there are four stages of gout? These include:

  1. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
  2. Acute gouty arthritis
  3. Intercritical gout
  4. Chronic tophaceous gout

Starting with the first on this list, asymptomatic hyperuricemia patients will likely not experience any pain, inflammation or other suffering but will have high levels of uric acid within their systems. Once at the acute stage, a patient will first start experiencing irritation to his or her affected joint. The time in between gout attacks is known as intercritical gout, and chronic cases are the most painful and may occur after long-term suffering.

Symptoms to watch out for As uric acid levels first start building up within the body, you may experience warmth, pain, swelling and tenderness to the affected joint. Most commonly, this takes place in a patient’s big toe, but it can also be felt in the ankle or knee joints. Generally, sufferers have reported pain during the night that can last for hours at a time. Some other signs that you may be suffering from gout include red or purplish skin in the area you are feeling discomfort and/or limited mobility of the joint. If you believe you are exhibiting gout-like symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately.

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Natural remedies for living with gout

Natural Gout RemediesAffecting six percent of American men, gout often goes unrecognized and untreated. Men’s Health explains that gout pains can possibly be prevented by eating and drinking less of certain foods. Here are a few beverages you will want to stay away from, and a few that you should get more of: Continue reading “Natural remedies for living with gout”

Got gout? Be sure to eat your greens

Gout flare ups are a painful malady, as anyone who suffers from the ailment will be quick to tell you. However, in addition to managing their uric acid levels with advanced supplements like GR-911, individuals afflicted with gout can also reduce their intake of certain foods like meat and fish.

Kale and greens help with goutAccording to a study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, gout sufferers were more likely to suffer a flare-up when they eat purine-rich foods – those that have a concentration of 150 to 1,000 milligrams of purine per 100 grams of food. These include organ meats such as liver and kidneys, as well as fish like sardines and herring. Continue reading “Got gout? Be sure to eat your greens”

Three unexpected gout triggers

gout triggersThose in need of natural supplements to treat symptoms of gout may be surprised to find out what exactly is causing their suffering. For instance, aspirin can increase uric acid levels in a person’s blood – this is what crystallizes around the joints and causes pain and inflammation. Health magazine lists a few other surprising triggers of gout, including:

Dehydration
If your body is dehydrated, it can also increase uric acid levels. So, do what you’ve been told all along and drink eight glasses of water, or half your weight in fluid ounces, daily. This can go a long way in maintaining other areas of your health as well.

Fasting
A trend in dieting currently is cleansing. This can be a great way to promote digestive health, when done right. However, some people equate a fast with a cleanse, which can be dangerous for a number of reasons. In the instance of gout, fasting causes your body to produce more ketones. These compounds compete with uric acid, which will cause your body to produce more of that as well.

Menopause
Men are more likely to suffer from gout, but women also deal with the condition. As a female’s body limits the amount of estrogen being produced, uric acid levels may increase. What’s the correlation? Estrogen is one of the hormones responsible for aiding the kidneys in removing acid from the body. In most cases, it will take levels several years following the onset of menopause to increase to the point in which a gout attack takes place.

Although these are a few of the unexpected causes for gout, it’s important not to forget the main triggers. Poor diets that are rich in purines, lack of exercise and a high intake of alcohol are all key factors for boosting someone’s uric acid levels. In order to remedy the situation, sufferers should look to mitigate and manage their uric acid levels with GR-911 before, during and after an attack.

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Gout Education

Learn how to relieve gout suffering.Gout is a type of arthritis that happens when urate crystals form around a joint, causing serious pain and inflammation that may be helped by holistic remedies. High levels of uric acid in the blood cause the crystals to form.

Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines, which are found naturally in the body as well as in foods like meat, herring, anchovies, asparagus and mushrooms. Uric acid is normally dissolved in the blood and passed through the kidneys, but sometimes too much is produced or the kidneys excrete too little. In this case, the substance can build up and form crystals.

For anyone who is afflicted with gout, it’s important to learn as much as you can about this condition so you can avoid attacks and find out how to handle them if they occur. It’s crucial to have as much as information as possible about what causes gout, what triggers flares, what sort of diet you should be eating and what precautions you should take.

If you’re suffering from a gout attack, you may want to consider trying Western Herbal and Nutrition’s GR-911. This natural remedy uses top quality herbal, mineral and vitamin ingredients that work to break down and eliminate purines.

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When gout calls for medical attention

Gout DiagnosisIf you are experiencing pain and inflammation in your big toe or another joint, you may be suffering from gout. However, in order to rule out other health concerns, you may want to contact a medical professional before starting on a natural supplements for relief. A doctor will be able to test uric acid levels in your body to pinpoint what is triggering your symptoms. Continue reading “When gout calls for medical attention”