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Gout, kidney Stones and the cherriers cure

Reference #: 2,398
Submit Date: 14 Jan 2009
Browse Category: gout
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Treatment used: cherries
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Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, Dec 28, 2008
More Links about this Remedy: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_10835036
# Comments posted to this remedy: 1
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Remedy Description

Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, Dec 28, 2008

link: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_10835036

Dear Dr. Gott: I'm writing to thank you for your suggestion to use cherries or

cherry extract to relieve gout and also to tell you about cherries and kidney stones.

My husband had seven kidney stones caused by gout crystals. He was given allopurinol to help control them, but it only caused him severe pain across the bottom

of his chest and top of his stomach. I was afraid his pancreas was being harmed. (We have a friend who lost his gallbladder, most likely because of his use of


After seeing your article, I put my husband on two cherry extract pills a day. I figured if it helped gout, it would help kidney stones caused by gout crystals.

I guess I was right, because my husband has not had another kidney stone, and it's been five years!


Dear Reader: It does appear that you were correct in suggesting your husband use cherry-extract pills to treat his kidney stones. It makes sense that if

cherries can alleviate the discomfort of gout, they should also reduce symptoms of kidney stones caused by gout crystals. I am printing your letter for other

readers' interest. Cherries can be eaten every day (10 to 15 fresh, dried or canned), or cherry extract (pills or liquid) can be substituted for people who

don't like cherries or find it hard to get them at certain times of the year.

I would also like to address your statements about allopurinol. Some people, such as your husband, are sensitive to the medication. Side effects can include

allergy, nausea, diarrhea,rash, abdominal pain and much more. One of the more rare side effects is hemorrhagic pancreatitis. I doubt that your husband was

experiencing pain from his pancreas. As for your friend who lost his gallbladder, I also doubt this was due to allopurinol use. Gallbladder disease can cause

symptoms similar to side effects of the drug. Chances are that these conditions simply coincided with their allopurinol use, since most side effects from this

medication occur in less than 1 percent of users.

That being said, both your husband and friend should have immediately stopped the medication and contacted their doctors if their symptoms were severe. The

doctors could have given their respective patients exams, testing and changes in dosage or medication. There is no need to suffer debilitating side effects from

medication taken for relatively trivial conditions. Gout is not deadly; it is simply annoying and painful. Kidney stones do carry some risks, but, in most

cases, they are also harmless and will eventually (and painfully) pass on their own. If your husband had seven kidney stones at once, perhaps he should have

tried other options, such as lithotripsy, which uses sound waves to break up the stones, making them easier to pass.

To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Dr. Gott's Compelling Home Remedies." Other readers who would like a copy should

send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and $2 to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title

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kidney stones

Comment: Freeze your cherriers for year for round use

Submit Date: 14 Jan 2009
Author: unknown
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More Links about this Remedy: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_10835036

Freeze your cherriers for year for round use


Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, Jan 12, 2009

Link: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_11433946

Dear Dr. Gott: I recently read your article about cherries for gout and kidney

stones. I am a great lover of cherries and use them myself. I feel I have found

the solution to the problem of eating cherries when they are out of season and

not available fresh in the stores.

During cherry season, I buy them by the large box. I separate them out into

freezer bags and freeze them. I often have 100 pounds or more at a time.

Whenever I want to eat some or need to because of my gout, I simply take out a

handful, wash them (since I don't before freezing) and pop them in the microwave

for 30 to 40 seconds. They taste just like fresh ones.

Dear Reader: This is a novel approach to have "fresh" cherries year-round. Gout

appears to respond to nearly any variety of cherry, even dried, canned,

maraschino or juice. In my experience, most people like fresh cherries best, so

I am passing along your tip. Thanks for sharing