gout

  1. The doctor’s FIRST choice for gout… is also one of the WORST!

    Imagine fuel that causes your car to STOP… or a meal that makes you HUNGRIER.

    Or, try to picture an air conditioner that makes your room HOTTER!

    That’s nothing compared to what you could get from a popular drug for gout -- one that has the FULL backing of the mainstream.

    Because BEFORE it makes you better… it can make you feel a whole lot WORSE!

    I mean MORE flareups… and EXCRUCIATING new levels of pain!

    This won’t just happen for a few minutes… or hours… or even days.

    It could last for WEEKS… or even MONTHS.

    Yet right now, according to a scary new report, the medical mainstream establishment is STILL urging doctors to use this treatment first.

    If you’re struggling with gout yourself, there are ways to end the pain… WITHOUT the risks of this med.

    Here’s how.

    A bad-news drug… they’ll give to you anyway

    The new report in the journal Arthritis Care & Research essentially tells docs to FORGET all the bad stuff they’ve heard about the gout drug allopurinol.

    Just dish it out anyway.

    The crux of their argument is that it probably won’t kill anyone. So… go for it!

    You’d think that would be an absolute bare minimum for ANY treatment…

    Except the OTHER common gout drug can’t even make THAT claim.

    Like I said before, that “other” drug, febuxostat, can increase your risk of DEATH from heart problems by more than a third… and DEATH from ALL causes by 22%.

    So, sure -- allopurinol is safer than that. Heck, a gunshot wound is probably safer than that.

    But c’mon. Shouldn’t our standards be a whole lot HIGHER???

    Call me crazy… call me old-fashioned… call me downright unreasonable in my expectations…

    But I’ve always believed drugs should be both safe AND effective.

    And that’s where even the “safer” allopurinol falls WAY short.

    First, even if it won’t KILL you the way febuxostat might… it won’t exactly do you any favors.

    It can leave you WRACKED with side effects, such as infection (including painful UTIs).

    Second, this stuff can take MONTHS before it reduces gout flare-ups and pain

    And while you wait for that benefit… it can actually make the condition WORSE.

    Sheer insanity!

    If you’re prone to gout, I’ve got a better plan for you:

    1. lithium orotate: 5-10 mg 3X a day can keep uric acid soluble in the blood so it doesn’t “crystalize” and build up around the big toe.
    2. vitamin C: 2 grams of per day, split into 2-3 smaller doses throughout the day, will help flush that uric acid out of your system so it’ll no longer pose any threat at all.
    3. flaxseed oil (1-2 tsp) and/or vitamin E (400 mg): can help ensure you don’t have any side effects from the lithium (although you shouldn’t at that dose).

    If you feel an attack coming on anyway, 32 ounces of pure, unsweetened cherry juice at the first sign of pain can help cut it off before it gets bad.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. ERASE gout pain without DEADLY drugs… in 4 easy steps

    I just love it when the FDA pretends to talk tough… like they’re doing now as they try to “tackle” a gout drug.

    The drug was DANGEROUS when they approved it.

    It REMAINED dangerous after it hit the market.

    And naturally, it’s STILL dangerous today.

    Nothing’s changed…

    The drug febuxostat (Uloric) will increase your risk of death from heart disease by more than a third and from all causes by 22 percent.

    What's to tackle? It’s deadly, so pull it.

    Don’t worry, I won’t leave you holding the bag.

    I’ve got EXACTLY how to replace it, and I’ll share my formula in a moment.

    But of course, that’s NOT what they’re doing.

    New drug, same old tricks

    The feds AREN’T pulling Uloric – and they’re not replacing it.

    They’ve just added a boxed warning… and are trying to make this deadly drug a “second-line” treatment.

    They’re telling docs they should only use it if a “first-line” treatment either fails or if it causes severe side effects and reactions.

    Not that docs ever listen to those kinds of things. Once a drug is approved, they pretty much do what they want.

    By the way, this sudden concern over the drug’s risks comes just as the patent is about to expire.

    The feds have… for YEARS… sat back and scratched their chinny-chin-chins at every report over the drug’s safety and done NOTHING as it reaped nearly $2 billion in sales over five years.

    Only now… as the patent runs out and it’s about to lose profitability… are they actually ready to take action.

    Quite the coinkydink, I’m sure!

    But by NOT pulling the plug on the drug, patients could STILL sufferget hurt… and DIE.

    And none of them would know that there’s been a better answer, right in front of them, all along.

    If you’re prone to gout, there are four steps you can take to end your pain:

    1. Lithium orotate can help the uric acid stay soluble in your blood instead of forming painful crystals around your joint (especially the big toe). Take 5-10 mg per day, three times daily. This is a pretty low dose of lithium and shouldn’t cause any side effects, but…
    2. Flaxseed oil (1-2 teaspoonfuls)and vitamin E (400 mg) can help cut the risk of side effects from the lithium even further.
    3. Vitamin C will flush the uric acid out of your system.Take about 2 grams, twice a day. If it makes you gassy, break it up into smaller doses.
    4. Tart cherry juice (not a blend, no added sugar) will help cut off the attack before it gets real bad. Nothing is 100% effective (not even those meds)… and even with the best planning and careful eating, the reality is you could still have an attack. At the first HINT of that pain – even the tiniest tingle in your toes – down 32 ounces.

    And of course the usual advice applies: Drink lots of water, and limit foods rich in purines.

  3. Vitamin C for Henry VIII

    Now we know that poor old Henry VIII should have been taking his vitamin C. It just may have prevented him from getting gout. Gout is a form of arthritis. Men are most commonly afflicted. It was very common during the late 1800s, but it’s now making a comeback, probably due to a rise in known risk factors among men in our culture. These risk factors include: obesity, high alcohol intake, and a diet high in red meat. Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 47,000 male health care professionals for 20 years. They found that men who took 1,000 to 1,499 mg of vitamin C daily had a 34 percent decreased risk of suffering from gout than men who took no vitamin C. Plus -- men who took 1,500 mg or more per day of this super vitamin had a 45% lower risk of getting the disease. But if you take enough vitamin C, you probably won‘t ever suffer from gout. As a reminder, I urge even the healthiest of individuals get at the very minimum 2,000 mg (1,000 mg 2x daily) of vitamin C. Great news for you. Too late for Henry.

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