Natural Health Remedies and Gout Facts

When my hubby was struck with a gout flare early this month, it was a scary experience for us. After doing some research on natural health remedies for gout, I bought him some supplements to keep his gout at bay.

Recent findings have revealed the fact that low-fat dairy products have an important role in both preventing and overcoming the undesirable effects of gout. It seems that milk proteins help the body excrete the excess of uric acid, the primarily responsible substance in the occurrence of gout. Statistics indicate that people who follow low-fat dairy regimens are two times less likely to develop gout than people who donít consume dairy products at all. In order to prevent the occurrence of gout, nutritionists recommend drinking around two glasses of skim-milk each day.

People who are at risk of developing gout are advised to limit the intake of meats such as pork, beef, lamb and duck. Seafood also contains high levels of purines and thus it should be avoided as much as possible. Organ meats such as liver, heart and kidney should be permanently excluded from oneís diet, as they considerably increase the risk of gout. In addition, people at risk of gout should limit the consumption of alcohol, as it greatly contributes to the development of the disease. In fact, taking too much high protein food may not be good for those who have weight issues too. So besides taking vitamins for weight loss, you need to watch your diet too.

Although vegetables are a lot healthier than meat products, as they contain non-saturated fats and natural fibers, they can sometimes increase one’s risk of developing gout, as they also contain purines, which add to the body’s production of uric acid. However, a regimen based on fresh salads and vegetables is a lot healthier than meat-based diets. In order to help the body excrete the excess of uric acid, people at risk of developing gout are advised to drink at least two liters of water each day.

Using Natural Health Methods is Best

While some might opt to take the dangerous turn of acquiring eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia to hasten their weight loss progress, there is a safer and natural method of achieving weight loss.

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day may even be enough to do some significant positive change to your appearance and weight even in just a matter of one to two months. Couple this with the right kind of diet, but never deprive yourself food such that your body is legitimately hungry all the time.

Unfortunately there are people who would really like to lose weight but are either too lazy or impatient for them to make healthy lifestyle changes. It is important to note that while some doctors prescribe weight loss pills or diet pills to their patients, this doesn’t mean that just about anyone could buy them from any drug store or pharmacy and just pop them in their mouths. You should take special care in getting the right treatment, just as how you would search ardently for a good acne treatment.

Before buying diet pills, you must first go to a registered physician or a registered dietician for them to be able to assess your weight and your body mass index (BMI) among other health related information that concerns yourself. These doctors would really have to know your familyís medical history like if your family tends to lean towards the healthy side or are there any cases of cancer, high blood pressure or heart attacks in your family.

If possible, stick to natural health methods to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control weight loss.

Indoor Pollutions and Natural Health

I’ve often heard about indoor pollution whenever I gather among a group of natural health enthusiasts. I hope by now you know that indoor air is not necessary clean and good for you.

Did you know that your furniture and fixings are all giving of dust and gasses as you use them? Take your sitting room for starters. Did you know that your sofa is adding to pollution by producing dust from the break down of the fibers in it? Your bed is also doing the same, the repeated use of the bedding weakens the fibres and they break down to a small enough size for us to breath them in. Weíre also constantly breathing in house dust which can be made up of skin cells, moulds, bacteria, animal dander, viruses and pollen every day. So what can we do about it? Even the smell of some detergents or even indoor tanning lotions can release scents that may not be beneficial for you.

Firstly make sure you house has good ventilation, because some of our homes are so well insulated nowadays, the air doesnít get replaced enough. (Years ago people didnít have to worry about this as they had a lot of drafts and openings for the outside air to enter.) Try to open your windows daily to allow some fresh air in to dilute the pollutants. Try not to use air fresheners if you canít open your windows as these only mask the smells and you end up breathing that in too which can just make things worse.