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  1. Deadly radiation being used to diagnose gout

    Are you trading gout for cancer?

    When you're suffering from an undiagnosed case of gout, the first few moments of the day are physical AND mental torture. Because the second your foot hits the floor... the moment that wave of agonizing pain shoots from your big toe to your knee... you're hit with a depressing realization.

    This is the best you're going to feel all day.

    But if you're sick of waddling through life like a wounded penguin... if you're ready to conquer gout once and for all... the folks at the Mayo Clinic have an "exciting" new plan to get you diagnosed fast so you can start on the road to recovery.

    And all they need to do is give you a TEENY bit of cancer first.

    In the latest performance in mainstream medicine's theater of the absurd, some prominent doctors actually want to start using dangerous CT scans to diagnose your gout. These scans are so toxic that they can deliver 150 TIMES more radiation than an X-ray, and could DOUBLE your risk of certain cancers.

    Listen, I have a name for doctors who find gout difficult to diagnose -- morons. It's practically easier to spot than measles, and even if your doc jabs you with a needle and performs a tissue test, he is probably just being thorough -- he already knows you have gout.

    But you'd better believe there's a heck of a lot more money to be made zapping you with radiation -- in fact, a typical CT scan can run in the THOUSANDS as you're paying for the scan AND some high-priced radiologist to interpret the results.

    If you're trying to get the upper hand on gout, skip the drugs and give this natural cure a try instead. And if your doc recommends a CT scan to "be sure" of your diagnosis, do the one thing that could save you from a chemo drip -- limp your way out of his office as quick as you can and get a second opinion.

  2. How cherries beat gout

    Skip the gout drugs and reach for this fruit instead

    The worst part of gout isn't the stabbing pain in the foot. It's the "cures" being shoved on gout patients by clueless mainstream doctors.

    The main drug used these days actually makes gout WORSE over the short-term -- and it can take months to actually improve the condition.

    Meanwhile, another common med can wreck your immune system and expose you to diseases that are even worse than gout, while yet another gout drug actually packs a risk of death.

    If those are the "cures," I'll take my chances with the gout any day!

    But there's one time-tested remedy that works without the wait and without the risks: Cherries.

    In one new study, gout patients who ate roughly three dozen cherries or drank cherry extract in the 48 hours after an attack had a 35 percent lower risk of a recurrence.

    This is not folk medicine; cherries can help rid the body of uric acid -- and too much uric acid is what ultimately causes gout.

    Of course, people see "cherry" and they think anything with cherry in it will work. Sorry, but Cherry Coke won't help your gout -- and it certainly won't help your waistline.

    If you want the gout-beating benefits of cherry, stick to real cherries or 100 percent cherry extract. Eye all cherry "juice" with suspicion since many have little actual cherry and plenty of other ingredients, including sweeteners.

    Of course, cherries may eliminate gout pain... but they can bring on some pain of their own: Pain in the wallet. Have you seen the price of cherries lately?

    At least they taste good.

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