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The Gout Dugout Newsletter, Issue #003. Alkaline water; Spring is coming; Potassium Citrate.
March 02, 2008

Welcome to this month's Gout-Dugout.


From the time when I first learnt about alkaline water I've thought that this is one of the best natural remedies for gout. Essentially it raises body pH levels – this is covered on – which makes your body alkaline. In this state it's more likely to remove more uric acid. Alkaline water is also an antioxidant.

I found some testimonials about alkaline water in gout cure and added them to the pH pages. Testimonials unfortunately are not everything. Gout cures can be very individual-specific and gout can go into remission for a long time. So however truthfully and sincerely stated and meant, a testimonial can be personal and premature. I think they carry more weight when it's clearly stated that gout hasn't returned for at least 2 years.

A testimonial from a doctor carries more weight too, so I was delighted to find a new testimonial this month on the Internet, about alkaline water a gout cure, from a doctor. You can read it at

If you want to learn more about alkaline (ionized) water visit our pH pages. And this site covers the subject well. It sells what I think are the best ionizers, and has some useful freebies – a free saliva pH test, a free DVD about alkaline water, and a free report comparing alkaline water with other ways of purifying water. You will find all this on their home page.


Spring is on the way in North America, Europe and some other parts of the world. It is often said that gout attacks are more likely in the spring than any other season, but the reason is not known. If you suffer from uncured gout take note of these natural gout prevention measures (in addition to your usual anti-gout dietary habits):

Wrap up warmly, as in winter. Keep your uric acid diluted. Drink all those glasses of water or alkaline water. Walk carefully – you don't want a joint injury. Check your blood pressure, and if you have a uric acid meter and have forgotten to use it recently, do a test. Exercise, but avoid heavy exercise. Don't skip meals.


There are lots of free resources on various pages on the website but the problem has been that many visitors don't find them because they don't view every page. I decided to put them all on one page (as well as leaving the free resources links in their in-context editorial setting). All the free resources, and reasons why they are useful, are now at


A page about potassium citrate, which seems to be a very effective alkalizer.

All the best

John Mepham

NB. The contents of this newsletter contain medical information, not medical advice. Please always discuss remedies with your doctor or other health care professional before implementing anything.

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