Date: Sat, 1 Jul 1995 02:45:03 -0400
From: Dave Harvey <warrior.INFINET.COM>
Subject: Re: gout

: My father has periods when he suffers from gout, and when he is suffering, it appears to be painful to all around him. We are wondering what he can do when one of these gout spells occurs. What should he avoid eating? We try to get him away from red meat and all kinds of sweets. He says that eating cherries help. Do they?

My father and I both get gout, I eat bing cherries and it goes away the next day, try it.


PS. strawberries work too.

(... and black currants. --Henriette)

From: Dave Harvey <warrior.INFINET.COM>

> Do they have to be fresh cherries?

I have used cherry juice when the cherries were out of season, but fresh is best. Gout be gone!