Find out how you can treat a variety of common conditions without pills.
Modern medications have revolutionized health care and dramatically improved the quality of health and life for billions of people around the world. But sometimes we’re a little too quick to jump to pills when natural remedies might work just as well. Here are a few “no-pill” solutions to common health problems.
Gout sufferers experience sudden, excruciating pain that can take days to die down. During an acute attack, medications provide the best relief for what is otherwise intolerable pain. The key is to prevent these attacks from occurring again. Avoid red meat and alcohol, which both contribute to gout. In addition to the medications your doctor will prescribe to prevent the formation of painful crystals, try eating some tart cherries. About 20 per day may help with prevention.