The #1 Best Protocol for Gout

The problem with typical gout treatments is the side effects. Check out this natural protocol for gout as a potential alternative.


0:00 Introduction: The best protocol for gout
0:34 The current medical treatment for gout
0:48 Gout explained
1:42 How to relieve gout symptoms
2:22 The best natural remedies for gout
5:46 The best foods for gout
6:25 Learn more about how to alkalize your urine!

Today I’m going to share the best remedies for gout. The current medical gout treatment has side effects. But, these natural remedies for gout have little to no side effects.

Gout is a situation where there is a buildup of uric acid. The crystals primarily build up in the big toe, but they can build up in other places as well.

This protocol for gout involves natural remedies that help excrete uric acid and remedies for pain during a gout attack.

It’s important to note that eliminating sugar and alcohol from your diet may help improve gout symptoms. You can also try drinking more water and raising the pH of your urine to help with the symptoms of gout.

The best foods for gout are probiotic foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. Consuming large salads may also be beneficial.

The best natural gout protocol:
1. White Chinese mulberry extract
2. Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)
3. Omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil)
4. Alpha-lipoic acid
5. Devil’s claw or cat’s claw (for pain relief)
6. Iporuru (for pain relief)

Try this protocol for at least two to three weeks, and I think you’re going to notice a difference.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. Alyce P. on January 18, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Thank you for the information Dr Berg! My mother has been suffering with gout for months. Wish she would go keto.

  2. Hocus Pocus on January 18, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Tart cherries work for my whole family. I’m female and experienced it in my 30’s in the middle of the night and woke up screaming, sheet couldn’t even touch me. Ice pack and cherries saved me.

    • Jodi Lindstrom on January 18, 2023 at 11:37 am

      This is great new information!! Thanks! Gout was debilitating for my husband as he was having regular attacks in his big toe. He couldn’t walk, wear shoes, or sleep because of the pain. I searched everywhere for a solution that wasn’t a pharmaceutical. I landed on this solution:

      For over a year now, My husband takes this daily – three cherry extract capsules, 2 ACV capsules, two boswellia capsules, two alpha lapoic acid capsules. He has not had gout since.

      However, he has severe arthritis in the first knuckle of his right pointer finger and it’s very painful. I wonder if Dr Berg’s suggestions in this video would help with the arthritis.

    • Cydney Stephen on January 18, 2023 at 12:53 pm

      Yes. Someone told me cherries and they helped my mum in addition to colchicine. Allopurinol did not help her at all.

    • Wicked Bird on January 18, 2023 at 1:56 pm

      Tart Cherries and drinking water made all the difference for me. I no longer take gout medicine.

    • Shiv Mehta on January 18, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      Hydrolyzed collagen (all peptides) and hyaluronic acid and boron taken daily for 3 months can mitigate arthritis.

  3. Kel on January 18, 2023 at 11:19 am

    I used to have gout attacks, in my early 20s I was overweight, 260 lbs at 5’9. What gradually made my gout go away was doing kale shakes, drinking water, less coffee, no beer. Then I started losing weight, alot of weight I started gaining muscle mass and started fasting. Fasted weight lifting sessions, Fasted cardio sessions. I drink water religiously now.
    An observation on people who have gout is that they dont drink enough water, have balanced electrolytes. I became a registered nurse and work in the dialysis and renal function dept. I noticed alot of people not drinking any water having kidney stones and gout. Even in the hospital during an emergency situation the solution was to drink water, yet patients denied it so we have to start IV fluids on them to hydrate and balance their electrolytes… PEOPLE, DRINK WATER, BALANCE YOUR ELECTROLYTES SO YOUR ORGANS CAN FUNCTION.
    What if our organs needed water to function? DUH do it, drink water, fast, eat veggies, WATCH YOUR LIFE TURN 180! yet people are so arrogant and stubborn.

    • TruthSeeker on January 18, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      @kyle fer Kale is not high in oxalates, but spinach is.

    • kyle fer on January 18, 2023 at 3:41 pm

      @Beastbombshell True, I personally think Kale should be labeled as toxic, it accumulates thallium, a toxic metal, though its oxylate count is said to be low in publications, typically the greener a plant is, the higher the oxylates. It has Vitamin K1, but not K2, the one we really need more, and as Dave Asprey put it, “My pigs won’t even eat it.” Which should speak volumes, because pigs will eat nearly anything, even human waste.

      Red meat though, is often blamed as the cause of gout due to the purines being broken down, leading to hyperuricemia, but I think it’s because it’s often paired with carbs or other things that excite inflammation and encourage uric acid crystallization deposits. At university we were taught red meat will cause Gout but, I doubted that from the moment I was first was lectured on it. I’m definitely not against Carnivore, it’s been shown to cure gout too, among hundreds of other ailments as long as it’s done strict. Animals that eat strictly eat red meat are not known to have gout in the wild, so, naturally, being told red meat caused it was slightly off-putting to me.

    • kyle fer on January 18, 2023 at 3:43 pm

      @TruthSeeker True, I must have been having a brain flatulation there.

    • makinen06 on January 18, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      @Beastbombshell that is horrible advice. kale is super healthy. red meat is high purine food and too much of it can cause gout. keto diet with a lot of red meat gave me bad bad gout.

    • The Land Savior on January 18, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      @makinen06 kale is very good to be my trash 😆

  4. makinen06 on January 18, 2023 at 11:26 am

    i suffered from gout flares. 4 medications did not stop it. saw some dr. berg’s videos. he suggested baking soda. took a teaspoon once a day. after 3 days the pain was 80 percent gone. natural remedy stopped an 8 weeks goat flare better than 4 medications. thank you dr. berg

    • Alyce P. on January 18, 2023 at 1:03 pm

      @24k gold buffalo. Tart cherry extract is said to lower serum urate. Many say it helps for gout and inflammation.

    • makinen06 on January 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

      @24k gold buffalo. yes. high fructose / alcohol / purine foods can give you gout. the worst gout flares i got were from too much sugar. i don’t drink beer or eat shellfish. whisky and red meat never caused a goat flare and i can consume those freely. too much sugar was the cause for me. baking soda was the solution. since then i dramatically decreased my sugar and fruit consumption. no need for keto. just eliminating fructose in all its forms. good luck

    • makinen06 on January 18, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      @Haywood Jablomie tried cherries and celery and all those. they did not improve the flare for me.

    • Haywood Jablomie on January 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

      @makinen06 It has to be Tart Cherry Extract, not actual cherries. Real cherries will make your flare ups worse because of the high sugar content. You may want to add Citric Acid powder or drink some freshly squeezed lemonade sweetened with something like stevia or erythritol to help break down any possible kidney stones as well as improving kidney function and flushing.

    • The Land Savior on January 18, 2023 at 7:05 pm

      @makinen06 you wont be cured even with cherry extract because they are lying to you.

  5. Dr. Indy on January 18, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Another treatment we’ve used successfully for years is celery seed in capsules. Inexpensive and effective. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Dr. Berg. Always good to learn new treatments 🙂

    • Carol Cole on January 18, 2023 at 11:48 am

      @WRITE ME 𝟳𝟬𝟳𝟴𝟯𝟲𝟯𝟭𝟰𝟳 Why should I ? You still have not responded to the question I emailed to you twice several days ago.

    • Haywood Jablomie on January 18, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      @Carol Cole That’s a spam bot. It’s NOT from Dr Berg. Also Dr Berg can take up to two weeks to answer emails because he gets a few THOUSAND a week

    • Alyce P. on January 18, 2023 at 12:51 pm

      @Carol Cole True. It’s spammers trying to make an easy buck from Dr. Berg’s years of hard work. Few people on social media give out as much free and helpful information as Dr. Berg.

    • RetroModern Art on January 18, 2023 at 2:38 pm

      After much success with FutureBiotics Tart Cherry (the 7,500 mg concentrate capsules), I’ve been using the Solaray Tart Cherry and Celery Seed capsules, and these work even better!

  6. Clayton Inman on January 18, 2023 at 11:33 am

    My daily supplements are. High strength cod liver oil capsules. Vitamin c with zinc. Vitamin b complex. Magnesium. Vitamin D. K2. Vitamin B1 high strength. Apple cider vinegar every morning. Trying to drink water whenever possible. Along with reducing the amount of alcohol and biscuits I used to consume has kept my gout at bay for the last 4 months. Before this I had gout that bad that I had to go to hospital so I’m very experienced with gout suffering.

    • Safa Jordan on January 18, 2023 at 11:55 am

      Cod liver oil increases uric acid

    • Inderjit Kang on January 18, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      I tried fish oil,, but my uric acid increased and suffered with painful joints

    • Clayton Inman on January 18, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      @Safa Jordan not sure where you got that from. In this randomized controlled trial, supplementation with fish oil (containing 6.2 grams of omega–3 fatty acids) had no effect on uric acid levels or gout flares among participants with gout. This Study Summary was published on August 23, 2022

  7. justforthehackofit on January 18, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Cat’s claw – I used that for a period to combat Lyme disease.
    I noted that I had less problems digesting bread and gluten while on that herb.
    The effect was so pronounced that I decided to research for cat’s claw effect on inflammation.
    Turned out there was such research, and given my gut issues it was very rewarding to find a publication that dealt with the reduiction of inflammation specifically in the deeper gut lining tissue. Bingo ! It’s a pretty hefty medicine with some side effects although in my case that could be partially the herxheimer reaction caused by infection die-off. Always get stoked when I discover something health-related myself – and double so when it comes back here on Dr Berg’s excellent channel !

    • imean bzns on January 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      It helps with early onset of appendicitis, also. The first sign of pain (small pain, not doubled over in the fetal position), I take 4 cat’s claw pills every hour until the pain stops.

  8. ThisIsMe on January 18, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you for this information! I have a best friend that suffers from gout, planning on sharing this with him. We both believe in natural cures for illnesses, Dr. Berg.

  9. Yah's War Angel on January 18, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for sharing all your knowledge and wisdom. I only have one kidney bc I lost the other one last year to cancer and I have been suffering from gout among other things and didn’t know what was wrong with my feet until recently. I don’t want to take medicine rather do it naturally so I am so grateful.
    Bless Yah Dr. Berg 🙏🏽

    • Pi _Beta on January 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      Best wishes, gout is so painful. 🙏

  10. fidel catsro on January 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    The best foods for gout are probiotic foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. Consuming large salads may also be beneficial.

    The best natural gout protocol:
    1. White Chinese mulberry extract
    2. Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)
    3. Omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil)
    4. Alpha-lipoic acid
    5. Devil’s👿 claw or cat’s claw🐱 (for pain relief)
    6. Iporuru (for pain relief)

    Thank you Dr Berg! 🐱👍🏿

    • Kim Young on January 18, 2023 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. sweealamak on January 18, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    My feat bones are permanently deformed after the crystalisation of countless gout attacks. 😢 Thank you Dr Berg. Will keep all your prescriptions in mind.

  12. kyle fer on January 18, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I used to suffer from gout attacks/flares, always kept a cucumber or two in the fridge for those days, just a few bites was enough to make it go away in about an hour.

  13. Alan Seery on January 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Can you please add the quantities of each protocol item listed that you should take? And when during the day?

  14. Mancam Povestim Invatam on January 18, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    The method that lowered my uric acid level (based on lab work) and made most of the pain go away:
    – an apple a day (you’ll find the studies). Regulates liver function (relevant to purine metabolism) and creates malates (good for the kidneys). I put this between breakfast and lunch. For convenience.
    – 1-3 oranges. Usually in the evening (also backed by scientific studies). Raises urine pH and creates citrates (good for kidneys)
    – sports. Daily. Makes me drink more water. Sweating is not mandatory but will help the kidneys by unloading some crap from blood.
    – lowered purine-rich food intake. But I still can consume 100 g of protein/day.
    – part of daily protein intake is from dairy (mostly cheese and curds) and eggs (these don’t contain purines)
    Orange intake is mostly correlated to purine intake (more purine-rich foods = more oranges), consumed a few hours after purine-rich food.
    As others stated in their comments, water intake is very important (but not enough by itself, especially beyond a certain age).
    PS: I’m omnivore, if that matters to you.

  15. EJ on January 18, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I used to get it in my baby toes, knees, thumb, and shoulder. The only relief I got was using the old time remedy of hitting the area hard enough to squeeze out the acid crystals. It wasn’t until I went gluten and grain free, and caffeine free, that I stopped getting gout altogether.

    • Ms. K on January 18, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Ohh wow. ❤️

  16. sam Tollefson on January 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    I have had problems with gout flare-ups for 40 years and have tried many holistic remedies as Alaperinol made my hair fall out. For the last 15 years, the one that has helped me the most is Black Cherry powder, when I first feel the coming on of a flare-up (usually at around 3 am ) if I get up and take 800mg of Blake Cherry Powder then 200mg every 4 hours through the day I can keep it from developing into a full flare-up. I have gone from several flare-ups a year to zero using this method. When I was in my late 50s through 60s I would take 2 a day as a precaution, but now only take them when I feel one coming on.
    By the way, the only place where I could find the Black Cherry Powder capsules was Puritan’s Pride, I keep 5 or 6 bottles of 100, 100mg caps on hand and remember to bring one with me if traveling.
    I don’t know if it will work for you, but it sure turned things around for me!

  17. Ken Braziel on January 18, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Interesting timing, I just had a gout flareup the other day. I’ve been on a strict healthy keto died all month and haven’t been drinking alcohol so I’m not sure what triggered it. The cure, as I’ve been using for the last decade or so since my doctor first prescribed it, is Colchicine – two pills, then one more an hour later. I took that Monday evening and this morning there’s zero signs of the flareup. I have a co-worker who also gets gout on occasion, I mentioned colchicine to him and he got some and same effect, absolutely magic.

    Dr Berg – you never mentioned colchicine in your list of remedies, is there a reason for that? I’m curious what it’s derived from.

  18. GreatBeardOfZeus _ on January 18, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    I started my weight loss journey in February 2019. I followed the Keto diet, along with a candida diet (a lot overlapped), IF and long term fasting. Over the course of a year and a half, I lost a total of 228lbs (starting weight 428) .

    I was able to achieve this through hard work, perseverance, and guidance from people like you, Dr. Berg. For this I am very thankful. Along this journey, I had many complications, gout being a big one.

    Within weeks of starting my journey, I had a mild case of gout in my left big toe. Never experienced gout in my life (I was 41 at the time). It only got worse from there. Within a month plus, it became my entire left foot. Most pain I had ever felt, this coming from someone who broke many bones racing dirt bikes. It was ONLY after starting my diet did I experience this. This went on for roughly 8 months (on and off). It was brutal and debilitating.

    I was baffled because I was eating the healthiest I had in my life. Doing none of the habits that cause gout. I began to try and narrow it down, and believed it an excess of spinach in my diet, or possibly my kidneys were not used to a rapid expulsion of toxins in my body, therfore unable to filter quick enough (despite drinking loads of spring water). I eventually tamed it through diet adjustments, 0 medication, but went on to have kidney stones (I’ll save that story).

    Long story short, thank you for this video, and all your others. But for anyone experiencing anything like I did, or for my own curiosity, have you run into, or heard of such a scenario?

    Thank you if you read this whole thing (if at all), and thank you for helping so many people (like myself).

    • John Sude on January 18, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      It’s most probably an overload of protein. Regularly check the PH of your urine and you’ll learn a lot about what foods cause acidity. How much you eat also has a huge effect. If you’re urine acidity is really low and then you overload your kidneys with another high protein meal, your chances of gout improve immensely.

      Hydrion PH strips to check urine are less then $10.

  19. Gary Even on January 18, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Hello, I think this video has a lot of great advice. I have been studying food born illnesses since 1977 and have dealt with gout in my father and I have had horrible peripheral nephropathy to the extent that I couldn’t even stand having a sheet laying on my feet. There are 2 foods that can actually overcome the pain entirely by riding you of uric acid. The best one is celery. Eat 4 stalks a day for 2 weeks and you will not have any pain. To a lesser extent strawberries work to. Of course you are right about sugar so stopping all consumption of sugar is necessary.

  20. snowblo1 on January 18, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Yes, Dr. Berg! Was diagnosed with Gout along with neuropathy & been drinking cherry juice upon your advice & haven’t had a flare-up for a few months now. Was taking Allopurinol, but not anymore.

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