Many different forms of arthritis and gout are the result of acid accumulation in the joints. Heavy people add more pressure on their joints, thus speeding up wear and tear; however, a young person seems to do fine even if he or she is heavy. It is the accumulated acid that damages cartilages and irritates the joints. Unfortunately, the joints are where the blood cannot carry out wastes easily.
Gout is the accumulation of uric acid in the joints. According to Webster, gout is a disease resulting from a disturbance of metabolism, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood and deposits of uric acid salts in the tissues around the joints, especially of the feet and hands: it causes swelling and severe pain, especially in the big toe.
In today’s medicine, there is no effective treatment for gout. Because it is painful, one instinctively takes painkillers; however, aspirin types are acidic and they can further irritate the joints. The sooner we accept the fact that gout, arthritis and other acid-induced diseases are the result of too much acidic waste, the sooner we will find the cure for these problems.