Solé Brine

 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

~ Mathew 5:13-16

 

Salt has always had a high value for our health and as a commodity.  In the ancient world Roman soldiers received their wages in salt.  The Greeks considered salt to be an essence of the Divine.  At one time Mosaic Law required that all offerings to God presented by the Israelites contain some form of salt (Lev.2:13).  When Jesus spoke to his disciples letting them know that they were “the salt of the earth,” they understood it to mean that they were very high in value.  While the universal importance of salt is now cloaked in hearsay and allopathic mystique, we know that individuals advised to go on a low sodium diet suffer greater risks of heart disease and diabetes.  All iodized salt should be banned outright as it is completely stripped of minerals and actually harmful to our health.  It is time to build the true value of salt back into our diets and here is the why and how of it!

 

Solé Brine (pronounced So-lay)

 

 

Did you know that most folks are deplete in minerals?  If you think of your bones, like the superstructure of a building with all the tissues, organs and skin draped over it, you want to make sure that this scaffolding is supporting you for about 100 years or so.  The reason we’re deplete is because most of us don’t drink water from brooks or streams that have picked up minerals on the way to your hand pump in the yard for almost 100 years.  The other reason is that our foods are also bereft of proper minerals required by our bodies, given that our soils are stripped.  Ross Bishop states, “A 1999 study from the University of Wisconsin found that three decades of the overuse of nitrogen in farming has destroyed the soil’s fertility, causing it to age the equivalent of 5,000 years in 30 … For the amount of manganese you used to get in 10 green beans you would have to eat 300. You have to eat 11 bowls of spinach to receive the same amount of copper that you used to get in one bowl. To receive the same amount of iron in one tomato prior to 1945, you would have to eat 1,938 tomatoes today. Carrots used to have 10,000 IU of beta-carotene, now they have less that 70. Wheat used to be 40% protein, whereas now it is less that 10%. It goes on. . .”  Even our bread is no longer stone ground, where minerals used to be baked right into whole grain goodness.

What is a modern person supposed to do?  Well, we can supplement 84 minerals from a whole super food from a place on earth that still does not have any recorded pollution of any kind.  Bio-available minerals from a Solé Brine solution derived from Himalayan salt is an ideal source, even showing the most amazing results in dark field microscopy.

 

Dark Field Microscope Analysis

 

In a dark field microscope analysis done on 3 groups of individuals in December 2002 and January 2003, it was observed that the solution created some amazing alterations to the blood as you can see below.  The simple test entailed taking a drop of blood from a person and analyzing it, then feeding a teaspoon of brine solution with a glass of water to this person, and 30 minutes later, repeating the blood test.

Before brine ingestion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After brine ingestion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “before” pictures clearly show clumped blood, the “after” pictures show a more fluid blood, with more space between the blood cells, a healthier blood. (Source: http://www.breathofsalt.com/brine.htm)

Benefits of Drinking Brine

 

– The brine supplies the body with 84 minerals that the body can store and utilize over a period of up to 24 hours.

– It can raise the pH balance to a healthy alkaline level closer to an ideal 7.2.

– Solé can help to “sweep away” the sediment associated with arthritic deposits, kidney and gall stones.

–  When the body has its resources met, it is less likely to have negative cravings for harmful foods.

– It can help to cleanse tissues, muscular, organs and skin congestion.

Solé (So-lay) is named for the supersaturated solution of water and Himalayan crystal salt. It is made up of the primal properties of pure solar light energy of these pink rocks immersed in water.  In essence, a liquid materialization of captured sunlight!  “Sol,” from the Latin for sun, is literally fluid light energy captured in a mason jar for your ultimate benefit.  After 24 hours, the positive ions from the mineral rocks surround the negative ions of the molecules of water and then alternatively the negative ions of the salt surround the positive ions of the water molecules in a polaric dance, resulting in hydrolysis (a chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water to produce other compounds).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This whole new chemical structure really isn’t salt or water anymore, creating a whole new vibration that our body wholly assimilates for its own use to heal inflammation, setting an example of primal whole health for our entire organism.  It’s like hitting a reset button! Our organism remembers the primordial nature of our fluid, light imbued creator in a teaspoon.  The vibratory frequency of the Solé reminds us how to structure our anatomy after a healthy bio-chemical model; a balanced and oscillating being in homeostasis respecting its inherent polarities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this reason, Solé brine is best taken on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning so that there are few other influences in the body.  Just one teaspoon of brine in pure water at this time will also promote regularity, as you may find yourself keen to eliminate stool within 30 minutes of taking your morning dose.  Some folks need to work up to the one teaspoon, even starting with a drop as the vibratory frequency is that powerful, especially in organisms that are more challenged with a greater need for healing.  Within minutes, the whole stomach and intestines are stimulated, affecting digestion and metabolism as conductivity is increased in the body, ultimately affecting circulation and eliminating excess toxicity and inappropriate mineralization in joints.  The salty brine allows your body’s currents to flow in freedom as intended.

 

Balance the Body’s pH Factor and Get Rid of Heavy Metals

 

 

 

The Neutralizing Effect of Salt

“The healing properties of salt are also known in allopathic medicine. The largest and oldest salt works in Europe occupies the royal salt mine of Wieliczka, Poland, just 7.5 miles outside of Krakow. Here, a hospital was carved out of the expansive salt mountain, seven hundred forty feet below the surface, specifically for asthmatics and patients with lung disease and allergies. Several thousand patients have been successfully treated in this hospital. The healing rate is astonishingly over 90%. Recognition of the healing effects of salt chambers has influenced the construction of a similar underground spa located in the salt mine of Berchtesgaden in Germany. The therapeutic benefits of long-term residency inside the healing salt chambers are allopathically acknowledged. The healing effects were originally thought to be related to the purity of the air within the mine’s chambers. However, if it was only a question of the purity of the air, why was the air in the cave so healthy, and the air above-surface so unhealthy? One cause has been determined. Our houses are charged with electromagnetic devices, such as TVs, stereos, computers, microwave ovens and the basic electric currents running through our walls. And, when not at home, we hold cell phones to our ears while driving in our cars and walking through our daily lives. This electro-smog causes an excess of positively charged ions that disturb the balance between the positively and negatively charged particles. Further, it creates an excess of positively charged, chemically unbound particles in the air. Only thirty seconds on a cell phone are enough to open up our blood-brain-barrier, a natural barrier that protects our brain from toxins, for eight hours. A Swedish study showed that ninety percent of the women who used a copper-T I.U.D. as their birth control method, while simultaneously using cell phones, developed uterine cancer; the cause being that the I.U.D. functioned as a transmitter and receiver of unnatural, dissonant vibrations.” (Source:http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Not only is the brine helpful with the pH balance in the body and preventing most diseases such as Cancer, it is also a natural chelator, releasing harmful heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and the calcified deposits contributing to arthritic complaints.   It will break down the molecular structure of any unwanted matter, just as it will remove hard calcium build up in cooking pots or a teapot.  The salt even creates a chemical reaction, replacing the bad with the good through a process of metabolising unwanted islets of cell organization in the body (as illustrated in the images above), helping to digest unwanted stored foods when you’re converting over to the foods that are right for your blood type.  The unwanted protein structures are eliminated through the the urogenital system.

 

The Healing Power of Brine

 

 

Every human organism is different and at varying levels of health.  When first engaging with a whole superfood such as Solé, you are taking into your body life energy that can have a powerful effect.  For those who are suffering more armoring and a more protracted state of disease, please be mindful by starting slowing with just a drop of brine in a cup of water and then working your way up to a teaspoon in a cup of water over a period of time. WARNING: While brine baths have a positive effect on many ailments, they are also demanding on your circulatory system. Please consider your age and your health. If you suffer from weak or poor heart circulation, are pregnant or have any health problems, always consult your health professional first.

The Recipe For Making Solé Brine Solution

 

 

We make ours in a small to medium mason jar with a plastic lid (the metal lid will rust over time).  Place 3-4 rock chunks (Health Food Stores can order in, or you can buy them right off of the internet) in the jar, and cover with pure spring water or properly filtered well water. Tap water with chlorine or fluoride is not recommended in any form.  To obtain a supersaturated solution, add enough salt that some of the solid chunk remains, unable to melt anymore.  At this point, you’ll know that the the liquid hasn’t any molecular capacity to absorb anymore of the salt within a 24 hour period.  Your brine is now ready.  Start with one drop in a cup of water first thing in the morning at least 15 minutes before you have breakfast.  As the salt diminishes, you can add more salt rock and top up with water.

 

Suggested Applications

 

Brushing Your Teeth:

Solé brine works wonders also balancing pH in your mouth, helping to attend to the cause of unwanted bacteria that contributes to canker sores, bad breath and bleeding gums.  Let us know, and we’ll go after the root issue with curative homeopathic medicine.

Sore Throat Gargle:

Place up to a teaspoon of the solution in a cup of water, as if you’re preparing your brine, and gargle until your throat feels better. Rinse and repeat about 3-4 times over the course of a day.

Sinus Bath In Your Neti Pot:

Sinus congestion can be helped immensely by running brine solution through them.  Just prepare the brine as you normally would to drink, fill your neti pot and run through your sinus cavities.

The Brine Bath:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use a brine bath for any kind of skin affection, bug bites, joint or muscle pain.  I exercise about an hour six days a week and I use my baths to relax,  help strengthen my immune function and detoxify.  In order to maximize the effect of the therapeutic salt bath, you need to ensure you have the right concentration of salt to water in order to obtain the maximum osmotic exchange.  For about 100-200 litres (27-32 gallons), at least 1kg (2.2 lbs.) of natural salt is required.  Also, the bath’s temperature should be as close to 37 degrees (97 degrees Fahrenheit) as possible.  Plan to stay immersed in the bath for about 20-30 minutes.  During this time, the body will reach the same salt concentration both inside and out, a primal prenatal state liken to before birth.

This primordial ionic mineralization will stimulate natural cell growth in your living cell layers.  If you have any bio-energetic weak areas, the bath will help to balance the natural flow of energy, releasing the ill effects from any unnatural accumulation.  This is called homeostasis, which is the desired outcome.  Apparently, the detox bath can be compared to a 3 day fast, according to EMR Labs, LLC. (Source: http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Due to the sodium chloride content, similar to a type of naturally safe chlorine, folks can use a hot-tub, pool, or even tub-bath that uses natural salt and be assured of it’s disinfecting properties.  EMR Labs, LLC recommends that detox brine baths are typically the most beneficial at the shift in moon phases, at the new moon, or at full moon, for optimal release of toxicity.

Brine Steam Inhalation for Asthma or Bronchitis:

Before Heilkunst Medicine, my son suffered repeated respiratory tract issues.  Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and ear infections plagued him during his young years.  During the winter months, when he was most affected, he was often seen kneeling on the floor in the kitchen over a hot pot of water with dissolved salt in it.  The solution requires about 10% salt per water volume and you can drape a cotton t-towel over the sufferers head for 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of the infection.  The longer period is required for the brine to capture and bind to the poisonous deposits in the lungs helping to produce a productive mucus that will be coughed to the surface to be excreted depending on the health of the individual.

Arthritis and Gout:

Treat the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  I wish I’d known this when I cared for an ailing uncle who had gout/diabetic feet with open sores, about 30 years ago.  Internally, follow the general directions above for ingesting Solé brine daily on an empty stomach.  Be sure to drink between 2-3 litres of water a day (2 to 3 quarts) over the course of the day to create a tide to wash away the mineralization and uric acid associated with arthritis and gout suffering.  You can also soak a cloth in pure brine solution (about 26%) and make a cold poultice, applying it to the infected areas.  It will sting, but it will work.  Wrap in a dry cloth to keep clean.

Osteoporosis:

Treat the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  Use the same general recipe above for Solé taking up to 1 tsp. in fresh spring water.  Be sure to drink 2-3 litres (2-3 quarts) of fresh spring water every day in order to create a tidal bore in the body, washing the inappropriate mineralized debris from the body.  You can also make a warm poultice with a concentration of the brine (at least 10%) and ½ oz of salt for every 4 oz of water.  As well, you can fill a cotton or linen bag with salt chunks and heat in the oven to 125-140 degrees F.  Remove the bag and apply it to your aching back, joints or bathe with them.  Water at body temperature (around 97 degrees F.) is perfect for this bath.

Open Wounds:

A poultice made of brine (brine poultice) – When dealing with a scrape or small open wound, dilute a ½ ounce of crystal salt into a ½ cup of water.  If you use too much salt, it will cause a disagreeable burning sensation.  Be sure to use only non-carbonated mineral water from a purified source to treat any open wounds.  Use a sterile gauze, soak it in the brine solution, squeeze some of the excess water from it and apply to the wound.  Wrap a dry cloth around while also taking some Calendula, either topically as a salve or orally homeopathically, and prepare to be amazed at the power of your healing.

De-tox, Flu and Fever Relief:

The idea behind these conditions is to promote sweating.

Dip a clean cotton shirt in a 3% brine solution – 2 Tbsp. (60 ml) of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart (1 liter) of water. Soak the shirt thoroughly and put it on. Cover (wrap) yourself in a dry towel and lay in bed (covered with your blanket.) After about half an hour you will start sweating. You can support the effect by drinking a cup of Linden blossom tea. Stay in bed for 60 to 90 minutes. Take off your shirt and shower. Lie down for one hour to rest. This procedure is an excellent detoxification tool and activates the metabolism. The brine shirt shows excellent results with high temperature viral conditions. In such cases, it is better than the brine bath.”

Brine Soaked Socks – This procedure has a similar effect as the shirt but is especially helpful when you suffer from cold feet and gout. Soak a pair of clean cotton socks in a 3-5% brine solution – 2 to 4 Tbsp. of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart of water. Wring the sock thoroughly and put them on. Wrap your feet in a dry towel. Leave it on for about one hour. Rest awhile after you remove the salty socks. (Source: http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Psoriasis:

Be sure to cure the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  To promote healing, take the Solé brine daily as recommended above and also use the brine baths as illustrated above, unless you’re pregnant or have advanced circulation issues.

Herpes:

Use Heilkunst Medicine to cure the underlying cause of this persistent disease condition, as the pathic expression of the root cause will keep coming back until it is cured outright.  However, to support the healing/sustentive side, you can use a sitz bath with 26% brine solution in order to relieve pain from the genital blisters (or dip cotton swab in brine and apply it to affected area), in addition to ingesting the tsp. of brine in pure water daily.

 

Where does the Himalayan salt come from?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAyA-69QqM

 

 

Homeopathic Constitutional Types : Nux Vomica

The key feeling of Nux Vomica is of thwarted ambition. Ambition is something which is derived from the false ego, and drives us to accomplish things which are not derived from our true self. Such pursuits are bound to lead us into conflict or stress of various kinds, and the need for a constant recharging of energy which peters out just as quickly.

The Nux Vomica phenotype is very hot-headed, with an explosive temper, which bursts out at anyone or anything they perceive to be in their way. Their perception is that everyone around them is moving too slowly, and when in the role of a boss, they will bark out orders and reprimands in a usually colourful palette of language.

They behave in a highly competitive way, and make very poor sports who can’t stand losing. This is true both at work as well as their “leisure” time, where winning is everything. They act overly confident, even to the point of arrogance. They are very impatient, and will break things out of frustration, such as smashing their computer keyboard when a page on the internet is loading too slowly. Small or large examples of ‘road rage’ are rooted back to the energy of this remedy.

They are attracted to the use of all forms of stimulants in order to keep themselves propelled forward, but then will hit a point of collapse sooner, or later. The famous, and tragic, examples of Elvis and Michael Jackson illustrate this pattern of being reliant on drugs and cycling through these great highs and lows in the name of “the show must go on”. All forms of caffeinated beverages, especially including coffee, are the general fuel for this underlying energy behind most of our modern working world, which participates this Nux Vomica energy, even if not in full-blown form as I’ve described in the paragraphs above. Many prescription or street drugs may be used as stimulants in this state. Nux Vomica is the ultimate hangover remedy, and should be served at every New Year’s Day breakfast.

The physical pathology of Nux Vomica affects the gastro-intestinal tract, including symptoms of spasms and cramping. They can suffer a form of constipation which has unproductive urging, and mirrors the underlying feeling of this state, which is a compensation for “wants to, but afraid they can’t”. Many symptoms of Nux centre around the nervous system, which is highly charged, as in “my nervous system is fried”.

A look at this season’s chronic miasm : Sycosis (Medorrhinum)

I periodically touch down into the materia medica of the chronic miasms (inherited disease tendencies), and today is the perfect time to have a look at the Sycotic miasm, which is best known through the remedy Medorrhinum. The 8 universal chronic miasms map out over the 4 seasons of the year, 1 pair per season. The Spring Equinox marks the time of year when the daylight will start to overtake the night, and the many implications for new life and rebirth abound through nature.

This time of incredible manic expansion of life is the natural home for this miasm. Medorrhinum is full of extremes in all forms of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Here in Saint John, we are already seeing the seasonal extremes of this time of year — last week we enjoyed a couple of sunny 27°C days, while a grey, wet, cold weekend has led to a waking temperature this morning of minus 17°C with the windchill! This miasm is a strong root behind medical conditions such as bi-polar disorder, allergic asthma, and 3D skin conditions, such as warts or skin tags. It is also a very strong factor behind family histories which contain any forms of heart disease.

The general theme running through all the symptoms of this miasm is of an expansion caught by a restriction, which either causes pain, swelling, or inflammation, and a tendency towards exploding outward. In terms of the mental-emotional state and behaviour of this miasm, there are many extremes. Extremes of behaviour and mood punctuate a characteristically brilliant but unpredictable personality, as is often portrayed in the lives of certain creative artists. Aggression and even cruelty are not foreign to this state.

As an artistic impression, you could say that Medorrhinum is represented by the city of Las Vegas — the hometown of “sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll” — where every impulse and wish can be granted, no matter how perverse. It’s interesting that the expression “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” actually represents the emotional aspect of this state of mind. The case study I wrote about last month is an illustration of this state of mind of a guilty feeling which was hidden away inside a little girl.

A drive towards having extremely exciting experiences is characteristic of this miasm. Whether pressing down on the accelerator further than usual on a sunny day with the volume on the radio turned up, engaging in “extreme” and dangerous sports, or pursuing forbidden or perverse sexual experiences, you will recognize this same underlying theme. There is a degree of ‘armoring’ within the medorrhinum state which is attempting to break through at the hand of these types of extremes.

As with all of the chronic miasms, once you understand its most essential characteristics, it becomes relatively easy to identify it as the root of so many varied physical and mental-emotional symptoms. As part of an effective system of medicine, understanding the roots is so much more important than trimming the leaves or branches.

Gout, The Rich Man’s Condition

This is a condition that I’m very familiar with, as my Diabetic Uncle suffered gout in his feet.  I lived with him and my Aunt while attending University in Toronto and I was taxed with the duty to change the dressings on his foot each morning before leaving for school.  The open sores were putrifying and I often had to hold my gag reflex in check.  I have a great deal of compassion for these sufferers and maybe even more for their caregivers.  My Uncle’s foot also appeared clubbed as he wore such bulbous shoes to accommodate the calcified mass encasing the metatarsal of his big toe.  It sadly restricted his capacity to get around and he was always in pain, unless he was drinking.

Gout has always been attributed as the rich man’s condition and was determined as the by-product of years of rich foods and alcohol coupled with  poor elimination through the urogenital system.  Men have traditionally been more affected by gout than women.  Doctors will generally diagnose gout when they find an accumulation of uric acid in the blood.  My Uncle drank no water, preferring Johnny Walker Red instead, and so the natural waste products were never flushed from his system and allowed to accumulate in the joints of his extremities.  If you looked under the microscope of a gouty joint, you would see needle-like crystals, indicative of the inflammation and excruciating pain so indicative of this condition.

The allopathic Physician will, sadly, tell his patients that the sudden attack of symptoms is generally not treatable, except to just manage the pain, using anti-inflammatory drugs.  While he knows that it generally runs in your family, he won’t know why that is or what to do about it.  However, with Heilkünst Medicine, we know which Genetic Miasm  spawns these symptoms.  It is also the root cause of chronic diseases such as heart disease, all types of arthritis, iritis, cystitis, otitis media, and kidney disease.  Other clues leading to a diagnosis can be higher triglyceride levels in the body, high blood pressure (armoring), renal complaints, obesity, and a state of mind of mania, psychosis, living a polarity of extremes or to excess, and taking many risks.  It can also show up as ganglions, tumors and gouty expressions of inflamed calcified joints.

Natural Regimen Choices

Most folks we talk to are not interested in compounding their issues with drug protocol since it does not have the capacity to cure the underlying cause; it just becomes a protocol of mere management of the symptoms and can contribute to a host of unwanted side effects.  Our approach is to apply natural remediation to address the root cause and address the symptoms on the basis of the law of cure — like cures like.  For example, pineapple contains enzymes and the substance bromelain and can be very effective as a natural anti-inflammatory.  Flooding the system with vitamin C can also support the repair of healthy tissue around the affected area, in addition to cherry and nettle tea; the latter can be taken internally or made into a hot compress placed externally on the affected part.  Something to be cautious about is building up the tolerance for Vitamin C slowly over time as it can occasionally precipitate the formation of kidney stones.

Gout Hater's Cookbook

Quercetin can also be helpful in treating the acute inflammation of gout as a therapeutic measure as it helps to naturally reduce the uric levels in the blood.  It is a bioflavonoid that has strong antioxidant properties and other health benefits: it can inhibit platelet formation, and has anti-inflammatory properties.  Blueberry juice, celery, avocados, cherries and onions, particularly the outer, brown skins, are a rich source of dietary quercetin and flavonoids.

It has also been measured that substances called leukotrienes are present during an attack of gout and flaxseed can be instrumental in bringing the level of this chemical back to a viable level in the tissues.  Herbal teas such as cat’s claw, devil’s claw and the those made from olive leaves can be great natural remedies to reduce the levels of uric acid naturally in the blood.  Also, a diet high in essential fatty acids and oils, including flax, olive and coconut oil, can help reduce symptoms of gout.

Dosages

  • Flaxseed oil, one tbsp. daily in the morning with meal.
  • Nettle, 250 mg three times daily of standardized extract.
  • Vitamin C, 500 mg daily. Add 500 mg every five days until you reach 1,000 mg two times daily. If diarrhea develops, reduce the dose.
  • Bromelain, during an attack 500 mg every three hours. To prevent further attacks reduce the dose to twice a day.
  • Cherry fruit extract, 1,000 mg three times daily following an acute attack.
  • Quercetin, 500 mg two times a day between meals. To help prevent gout attacks take with bromelain.

Homeopathic Medicine

While the Heilkünst Physician knows the fundamental genetic miasm that causes gout, there are also pathic remedies that can also help to address the pain and discomfort associated with this condition en route to the cause.  Give us a call and we can navigate the following medicines ensuring that you have the right ones for your disease:

  • Arnica is the quintessential remedy for pain and bruising.  It can help with excruciating pain associated with a bruised-like feeling, especially when it comes to putting pressure on the affected area.  The patient may feel exhausted from the prolonged pain.
  • Belladonna is utilized for the treatment of inflammation and redness especially with a quick onset.  There will generally be heat in the affected area, swelling and intense throbbing.  The patient may be delirious with the pain.
  • Berberis is a great remedy for the the treatment of kidney and urogenital diseases and may be accompanied with back pain on both or either side of the back.  Look for stitching pains in the joints or an increase in pain when the patient shifts position.
  • Bryonia‘s remedy picture includes swollen, stiff  joints that are very hot to the touch.  Also, the state of mind will be one of protracted grief, irritability, aloofness, and insecurity to engage with anything new or move forward in their lives.
  • Calcarea fluor is for cracking joints and painful, stabbing sensations  in the joints.  These individuals are like barometers in that they are aggravated by changes in weather systems.  The individual suffering these symptoms will generally feel better with warm compresses.
  • Colchicum is a great remedy for excruciating pain in the big toe and the heel.  If you were to touch the affected part, the patient may react violently.  Physical symptoms include hot, swollen and inflamed joints which are very painful in the evenings and at night.  You may also see a worsening in Spring accompanied by a persistent chill, fatigue or physical exhaustion.
  • Ledum is a great remedy for anger and deeper tissue damage often associated with puncture wounds.  There can be extreme shooting pains all through the feet or ankles radiating out and upwards towards the knees, causing further discomfort and pain.  The patient may prefer cold, topical applications on the affected parts.
  • Rhododendrum sufferers feel their symptoms worse before a storm where the right side of the body experiences more of the painful sensations.  Theses can include aching and violent swelling of the big toe especially worse if the individual stays up too late at night into the wee hours of the morning.  The patient can improve just with eating or by warming up or going to bed to sleep.
  • Rhus tox is warranted when the joints become very hot, stiff and swollen.  The extreme pain can actually lessen from gentle movement, but become worse in cold, damp weather.
  • Sulphur can be called for in hot, itching, burning feet. The symptoms worsen if heat is applied.

Prevention

Since gout sufferers are prone to their genetic predisposition to this condition,  it is best to seek Heilkünst treatment first to ensure that the symptoms never flare up for you in the first place.  Other lifestyle suggestions that can help prevent symptoms include:

    • avoid drinking excess alcohol and coffee. These substances are a major cause of uric acid.

    • drink a minimum of 8-12 glasses of water a day to help the body eliminate toxins and uric acid, flushing the kidneys and urogenital system.
    • maintain a healthy weight and engage in exercise.  Find something low impact and fun, like aquafit, aerobic activity in water.
    • avoid rich foods not resonant with your blood type (see your Heilkünst Physician about this).  Typical foods to be avoided by gout sufferers can include high purine foods (beef, pork, and lamb) as well as organ meats (liver, kidneys and brain).
    • consume foods resonant with your glandular and blood type.
    • see a Heilkünst Physician to treat the root cause and eliminate the likelihood of manifesting symptoms in the first place.