Never mind the cure. What's the cause?
What is that that they say? An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, or something like that.
Anyway, I've been searching for the cause of gout for at least 10 or more years. As most of you fellow suffers have probably been told by the medical profession, its an excess of uric acid coursing through your veins and crystallizing in the joints of your lower limbs. Which seems to contradict the fact that some suffer from gout up in their ear lobes!
Have I found the cause? Not yet. But, I'm of the opinion that it's probably a pathogen. One or more of the species of Mycoplasma, which utilises uric acid as a form of nourishment to propagate and aggravate / attack the joints.
So, if uric acid is the direct or indirect cause of our condition how does one control uric acid production? Well, as I understand it, the kidneys are dysfunctional to some degree which requires a strict diet and or drugs (for life) to control the condition. But I'm not convinced that is the only answer.
I've now got to the point for the reason I have written here.
It's to provide a link to youtube that may provide part of the answer to my search. For those of you that do watch it, it's quiet technical about 1.5 hours long although you don't need to watch it all, please pay attention to about 55 minutes and onwards. I'd also like to say I use medication to control hypertension. Please bear that in mind when you watch as it's relevant.
Its here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
May life treat you kind.
P.S. Will I give Apple cider vinegar a try? Certainly, at the onset of the next bout.