You take one cup of water 1 or 2 tsp baking soda & 1 tsp of molasses.
Gout - Has any one tried drinking baking soda & molasses for gout?
Question posted by Cerise on 1 Aug 2012
Last updated on 10 June 2017 by suzanne66
Gout is a form of arthritis that causes severe joint pain and stiffness. The most common place for gout to develop is the ball of the big toe but other joints can be affected. Gout develops when uric acid builds up in your joints. Uric acid is produced naturally in the body. Normally it stays dissolved in the blood and is excreted by the kidneys as a component of urine. Gout attacks may become more frequent over time.
Treatment is aimed at relieving the pain and inflammation of acute attacks and preventing the occurrence of future attacks.
Medications to reduce pain include particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac and corticosteroids such as prednsione.
Colchicine is a medication that helps to block production of uric acid. It is most effective when taken early in an attack.
Allopurinol is a medication taken to prevent a gout attack which reduces uric acid production.
Dietary modifications – changes in diet are aimed at restricting or avoiding foods high in purines. Purines are substances found in some foods and produce uric acid when broken down by the body. Examples of high purine foods best avoided include shellfish, offal, red meat, yeast extracts, foods containing yeast such as bread and beer and oily fish such as anchovies and sardines.
Drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids – especially water (eight to 10 glasses a day) is recommended. This will help to flush the uric acid crystals out of the body.
In addition to avoiding purine rich food you could benefit from taking baking soda and molasses as both these increase the alkalinity of the urine which could help to reduce the formation of uric acid crystals.
For more information see: https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/gout.html
Thanks Cerise. I've a brother who suffers from gout. I'll pass it along to him. Appreciated, pledge
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