The Mystery of GOUT Revealed

70 percent of people with gout have high blood pressure. Learn why and find out the best natural remedies for gout.


0:00 Introduction: Gout explained
0:38 Causes of gout
1:10 The typical treatment for gout
1:49 The best natural remedies for gout
2:02 Understanding gout
4:53 Other gout remedies
7:50 Is uric acid bad or good?
9:05 Preventing gout
10:24 Learn more about potassium!

Let’s talk about gout and gout prevention.

It’s been found that there is no correlation between levels of uric acid in the blood and gout attacks. But, we also know that the pain involved in gout attacks is due to uric acid crystal formation creating inflammation.

The main medication for gout works by inhibiting the formation of uric acid. However, it has serious potential side effects.

The top natural remedies for gout are celery seeds and tart cherries. Both of these can help inhibit the enzyme that makes uric acid in the body.

Other natural remedies to get rid of gout:
• Celery leaves
• Artichokes
• Sage
• Thyme
• Leafy greens
• Potassium
• Omega-3 fatty acids

While uric acid can be a beneficial antioxidant, some interesting data suggests that it becomes a pro-oxidant when it gets into the tissues. This makes sense because when it gets into the arteries, it can cause inflammation and lead to problems like high blood pressure—and when it gets into the joints, it can cause inflammation and lead to problems like gout.

Nitric oxide is beneficial for both the cardiovascular system and gout. Gout patients experience a lot of inflammation, free radical damage, and oxidative stress—and they need nitric oxide to help counter these things.

Nitric oxide can also help regulate the enzyme that makes uric acid and can suppress certain triggers of gout attacks.

Potassium is also important for gout patients because it increases nitric oxide in a potent way.

Ways to help prevent gout:
1. Increase your potassium intake
2. Decrease your sodium
3. Eat foods that increase nitric oxide (celery leaves, tart cherries, leafy greens)
4. Avoid fructose and sugar
5. Support your kidneys (Renafood)

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  1. Aqua Fyre on February 22, 2023 at 11:48 am

    *Historically Gout was always related to high sugar intake – via wines and other sweet-cakes & delicacies*
    By the 1700’s Gout became more of a problem -where it was called the _’King’s disease’_ or the ‘disease of the rich’.
    Gout began to rise as sugar intake increased. Eventually – middle classes & even the poor – started to suffer from gout.. ————❤

    • Xiled1 on February 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm

      @Sha Richardson Sugar comes in many forms. What kind of carbs are they eating?

    • hunter8540 on February 22, 2023 at 3:15 pm

      Leto diet does increase my gout issues. Also one of my triggers is dark beers. I can drink two or three and my toe will be hurting the next day

    • Ena Diedericks on February 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

      Fact of Fructose is neglected. Found in fruit and honey and juices.

    • BOUDICCA👑 on February 22, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      H pylori bacteria

    • Somer Skye on February 22, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      @Bruce Jensen If anything Keto Diet will reduce Gout. Low sugar, low carbs reduces inflammation & intermittent fasting triggers Atophagy which helps to heal yr body quicker.

  2. truth seeker on February 22, 2023 at 11:55 am

    A friend of mine suffers from gout, I will send him this video. Thank you Dr. Berg for sharing all these valuable information with the public for free!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 22, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      You’re very welcome!

    • Toomuchdebt on February 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Had 2 gout attacks in my ankle after I started Keto a year ago .Maybe I have a serious potassium deficiency . Thanks for the info.

    • Toomuchdebt on February 22, 2023 at 6:01 pm

      It’s not free it’s priceless.

  3. Here Now on February 22, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    I suspect that what brings about the conditions for gout to manifest is Lactic Acidosis.
    Your thoughts on that Dr Berg would be interesting.
    Thanks for all the very helpful videos.

  4. Anas Hussein on February 22, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Celery, Celery, and more Celery. It was February last year (2022) when I was suffering with gout, and I also had a fatty liver or (toxic liver). I came across a Dr. Bergs video of Celery benefits. I started drinking Celery juice every morning 1 cup. My gout was gone. February 11 this year (2023), I went back to my doctor, did the blood test he told me my liver is very clean. I still drink a cup of celery juice every morning. Thank you, Dr. Berg.

    • Somer Skye on February 22, 2023 at 6:56 pm

      @Diana Woods I don’t think yr supposed to boil or heat up juice bc it will kill all the beneficial nutrients. Make at room temp then store in fridge.

    • brother NORB on February 22, 2023 at 6:58 pm

      @Diana Woods boil?? Juice? No.

    • brother NORB on February 22, 2023 at 7:01 pm

      @Diana Woods freeze it then use a little, it would separate and lose vitamin quickly if you use a blender frozen would prob work a lot better

    • Ju Shi on February 22, 2023 at 7:03 pm

      Celery juice is very salty STICK WITH THE LEAVES & SEEDS

    • Tony Gutierrez on February 22, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      ​@marsack7yes because of the pesticides

  5. Hineser Out on February 22, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Had gout about 6-7 years ago. Bad diet, drinking beers all the time. Eating pizza ect. Gout is gone now due to eating low
    Carb/keto cut way back on beers. Heard gout is really a back up of liver and kidneys due to inflammation from bad diet.

  6. Dorene Bonczkiewicz on February 22, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    My Dad had gout .I wish I knew about you Dr.Berg when my Dad had a flare-up of gout esp. on my wedding. My poor Dad still walked me down the aisle like a trooper .

    • Esan Hannan on February 22, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      A super trooper

  7. Dr. DiNezza - Gut Microbiome Queen 👑 on February 22, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    It seems that the triggers can be individual. The classic that they tell you is meat and shellfish, and those foods do indeed trigger flares for many. There is also research now implicating sugar and fructose as triggers, which I think is pretty huge. But, interestingly, a loved one has gout and neither of those trigger a flare directly! However, any more than one (alc) drink will! So, there are a lot of possible foods to keep your eye out for when managing this 🤔

    • Hey on February 22, 2023 at 3:05 pm

      farmed seafood or poor quality meat can do harm to body. Eat quality food and control stress are key.

  8. Pushpa on February 22, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Dr berg you really are amazing, the way you help us all & educate us with all your knowledge possibly helps or prevents us getting worse thank you 🙏❤️💯

  9. Jake Tiopira on February 22, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Diet, adequate hydration and excercise is what keeps gout at a minimal for me. Understanding what your personal triggers are and how to avoid them is critical.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      That’s good. Thanks for sharing what works for you.

  10. Alyson Smith on February 22, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    My husband suffers from gout. Super fit, low carb…..I believe there could also be an autoimmune association causing flare ups. He followed “drop acid “ book. He did have high BP before going keto. No gout attacks when keto for 9 months but then they came back. Seems to flare up with stress. I think stress must lead to a cascade of hormones that leads to gout.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 22, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      Sorry to hear about your husband. Sharing Dr. Berg’s videos here about gout:

      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team

    • Lesley Vivien on February 22, 2023 at 3:09 pm

      My brother says his gout attacks follow stress. I have gout and haven’t managed to pin it on anything. Yet!

    • YamatoForever on February 22, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Gout is also hereditary. Whole side of my family has it. I don’t think any women have gotten it. Wonder why that is?

  11. naqib syafiq on February 22, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    It’s kinda funny how I haven’t had a flareup in months, but just as I started to feel tingly on my toe, this video dropped.

  12. KAMRAN KHAN AFRIDI on February 22, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Dr Berg Assalamu Alaikum…
    I am fifty seven and diagnosed as a heart patient five years ago but I have never taken a single pill in these five years but use organic and natural foodstuff,green natural vegetables and salads of lambsquarters,amaranth,purslane,watercrest,dandelions,mallows,woodsorrels,jaggery and goat milk and ghee…..I feel great…..I got corona but only used cinnamon,peppers,gingers,fennel seeds,kalongi,walnuts,pink salt and got recovered soon….I get infected by some kind or the other but recover with these natural gems…..I do not eat any bread at all and no hybrid or GMO vegetables or fruits….I feel great and thanks GOD(Allah SWT) for His treasure spread all around us but need to be explored……Ills and ails are condition which can be made better naturally with natural things and all medicines must be natural which creat no problem …..

  13. Petra Kann on February 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    This channel never ceases to amaze me. Concise verifiable information.
    One of the most important sources of online health related information that I use personally and recommend to friends and family.

    Australia may be a big mess at the moment, but there is always hope and something positive I can do through watching many of the videos on this channel.
    (I dont normally promote YouTube channels as a whole, but Dr Berg’s approach to detail and common sense is elite in my opinion)

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 22, 2023 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you very much for all the love and support. Greatly appreciate it!

    • Petra Kann on February 22, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC ….thanks for the response.

  14. Joe Jackson on February 22, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I have read that beets were also a great source of nitric oxide. Also, increasing water intake, as well as all other essential minerals, and the D3 K2 combo to lower free floating calcium, and as you said lowering suger intake, and those things that like to crystallize. You are the best Dr Berg.
    Everyone remember today, and all the fridays of Lent are supposed to be days of fasting and prayer.
    Think gout sufferers might be surprised at increasing clean water intake, with all the essential vitamins and minerals, while fasting should break up crystals that have already formed.

    • brother NORB on February 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm

      Beets keep my BP from raising eyebrows

  15. Vladimir Kraus on February 22, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    For me the gamechanger with my gout problems was drinking enough water… I realized I was severely dehydrated for a long time. Now I try to make sure to drink 2.5 to 3 liters of water every day. Of course I minimized drinking alcohol and eating red meat. My gout problems seem to be gone for good. It took 6 months to get rid of them.

  16. ShunaJenkins69666 on February 22, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    For me, i noticed a decrease in my problematic gout , by taking potassium and magnesium. I don’t recommend this to anyone else but it is what works for me. I’ve not had a gout attack in months since I’ve started doing this. I’ve been taking black cherry juice also to help with sleep. I’m so grateful for this channel because it’s led me to living a more painless life and giving me joy in living now that most of my problems are handled with what I’ve learned from watching these videos. Thank you Dr. Berg!

  17. Susanne Anderson on February 22, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    A big game changer for me when I got hit by a gout attack was apple cider vinegar. Within 2 days it got better and disappeared after one week. Now I have made a habit of drinking 1 glass water with 3 tablespoons of ACV. Never had a problem with gout again.

  18. Activated Carbon on February 22, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    This is so true about nitric oxide..I noticed this when I took this and it also clears up your skin and is great for workout recovery and muscle growth..Great connecting the dots with the advise of using Potassium and Nitric Oxide…Dr Berg gave me so many “Eureka” and “Aha” moments I truly lost count lol. Saying thanks still leaves us with a debt to you.. 😊

  19. CE B on February 22, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Dr Berg, I have gout and I can feel it when my Uric acid level is high because of my big toe discomfort. I made this smoothie that you suggested in one of your videos, 2 cups of kale+ 1cup blueberries+ 1cup of full fat Kefir+ 1 cup water. I also started taking vitamin D and magnesium before bed which has really helped me sleep better as you suggested. A week later, I noticed the pain in my toe was gone. I had a complete physical last week, my uric acid level was completely normal. I’m not sure if it’s the smoothie or the magnesium supplement but I’m ecstatic!! Thank you so much Dr Berg!!!

  20. J Yes on February 22, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    I have gout and my father had gout. Peanuts almost always will trigger my gout and then any sugars compound it. Trying to stay more hydrated and aware of triggers. Thanks Dr. Berg for your insights.

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