So. The awesome part is that not only did my painful gout go away within a couple of days of starting to drink cherry juice, my wicked back pain decreased dramatically. I mean, a lot. A lot, a lot. 85% maybe? Which makes me wonder if for the past year I've had gout in my spine along with the arthritis and degenerative thing-a-ma-watcha-diagnoses. I'm still paying for the MRI that basically told me my back was in shambles, but didn't explain the wicked, wicked, constant pain. And no, I won't be confirming any of my findings with a doctor. I'll keep my money for now and spend it on cherries instead.
A few things:
If you're going to try cherries for your pain (inflammation, arthritis, unknown whatevers), and I highly recommend that you do, make sure you're using tart cherries or cherry juice. It has more of the >insert science here<. And please, for the love of your health, avoid added sugar and sweeteners. It may be harder to find and is usually much more expensive, but you want unsweetened juice or unsweetened dried cherries. (I can't wait for cherries to come back in season so I can get some fresh ones!)
I drink my cherry juice at night (sugar makes me sleeepy). I still don't know how this works with my low-carb, but I will figure it out as I go.
Take it every day for at least two weeks before you decide it doesn't work. As I said, it started working within a couple of days for me. (PRAISE THE LORD!)
I'm so thrilled about this. I tell everyone. Really. They're getting annoyed with me, so that's why I'm blogging about it too. :)
This is the juice concentrate I'm using. The Tart is Smart brand is twice as thick as the Dynamic Health that I tried at first, so I recommend this one:
Now go get some cherries!
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