Gout is a painful condition caused by increased amounts of uric acid in the circulation which is produced as a by product of purine metabolism in the kidneys. Uric acid is a metabolic waste which in increased amounts will crystallise and with the help of gravity accumulate in the lower legs (most notably the big toe) causing decreased circulation and increased amounts of acidity and inflammation which aggravate the joints. It is a condition which needs to be addressed via the kidneys and with diet and lifestyle alterations.


  • Reduce tea, coffee, alcohol, soft drinks and diuretics as these put an extra strain on the kidneys to metabolise wastes
  • Increase water intake (2-3 litres/ day) as this is the best way to flush the kidneys and dilute metabolic wastes
  • Reduce purine consumption (prawns, sweetbreads, anchovies, sardines, liver, beef kidneys, brains, meat extracts (e.g Oxo, Bovril), herring, mackerel, scallops, beef, pork, poultry, game meats, and gravy
  • Have a vegetable juice each day to help reduce acidity and support liver detoxification and flush the kidneys. Some healthy blends for juices are beetroot, carrot, celery, parsley and ginger or apple, pineapple and mint
  • Lemon juice in a small glass of warm water first thing in the morning to reduce acidity levels and reduce the amount of uric acid produced by the kidneys
  • Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage better health
  • Increase consumption of deep sea fish or take an Omega 3 essential fatty acid capsule. Essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory in nature and may help to reduce the pain associated with gout while increasing circulation also


  • Acupuncture may also help with pain relief as well as increasing circulation and kidney filtration
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Address underlying Liver function and Kidney waste elimination
  • Alkalise the body
  • Address immune weaknesses


  • Black Cherry concentrate may help to break down uric acid crystallizations
  • Anti-inflammatory herbs to provide pain relief to acute exacerbations. A Healthcare professional can tailor make a herbal tincture using some of the following herbs: Boswellia, Eucommia, White Willow Bark, Devils Claw, Cramp Bark, Hops, Vervain, Jamaican Dogwood, Chamomile, Mexican Valerian, Turmeric, Clematis, Atractylodes and Ginger
  • Green Barley powder is an alkaliser to help decrease acidity and inflammation while improving kidney filtration and the removal of metabolic wastes