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  •  your only hope is to survive long enough (25+ / 0-)

    to qualify for Medicare;  I went for several years w/o insurance and paid full price for every medical visit or service which was frequently twice what insurance carriers paid.  Now I am on Medicare and while it is not perfect, I now know I have acute gout and if it had been discovered back 6 years ago, i would not have as much nerve damage.  However the system is now paying some of the consequences of the late effects of not having an early dx.  Late effects of a condition eats up some 50% or more of the US medical care dollar.  Prevention would be so simple but insurance CEOs only look as far ahead as the next shareholders' meeting and late effects are kicking costs down the road for his successor just as his predecessor did for him  

    •  Eat cherries for gout. n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 11:58:03 PM PDT

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      •  Sour cherry juice (2+ / 0-)
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        helps break up the crystalline structures in the joint, relieving the pain.

        Not just hippie voodoo magic.
        This is a true remedy.

        'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

        by flowerfarmer on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 04:59:57 AM PDT

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        •  Would this help with arthritis too? Do you have (0+ / 0-)

          a proven food remedy for the pain and inflammation of arthritis?  thanks

          That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

          by concernedamerican on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:49:50 AM PDT

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          •  Depends upon the type of arthritis. (5+ / 0-)

            For me, with psoriatic arthritis, i was able to stop all meds when i eliminated gluten and dairy from my diet.

            No pain for more than a decade but i do have residual symptoms when i cheat for long stretches with gluten, in particular.

            The theory seems to be that alot of syndromes, like rheumatoid family arthritis, crones disease, fibromyalgia , lupus and a bunch of others are the result of a low grade but important food allergies that leave the intestines weakened.
            That weakness in the walls allow toxins to enter the bloodstream and cause allergic reactions.

            I believe this info is fairly new and probably sounds like hokum to most people, but i can say i have healed myself after much trial and error and it does not cost a dime for so-called 'medications'.

            Elimination diets, for at least a couple of months duration, should give you a clue as to your specific problem.

            Gout is a rheumatoid family disorder- every person in my immediate family from both parents to all siblings have rheumatoid issues- i have done a ton of research and have managed, with no health care for over a decade, to be pain free and healthy otherwise.

            I allow myself dairy and when i overdue that, i get patches of eczema, which disappear when i keep away from the offending foods for a month.

            Do some searching around for Leaky Gut Syndrome blogs and see if anything makes sense for you.
            Everyone has their own unique problems with food or environment combined with genetics, which makes it all a puzzle to be solved by each of us.

            Giving money to Big Pharma for treatment for the symptoms , without solving the problem, is not acceptable to me.

            I like being well much better.

            'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

            by flowerfarmer on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 08:19:36 AM PDT

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