Home treatments for gout include limiting the intake of alcohol, sugary drinks and foods such as red meat, organ meat and seafood. It is also important to maintain a healthy body weight and exercise regularly to help control gout pain and also reduce the risk factors, says Mayo Clinic.
Alternative remedies for gout include coffee, cherries and vitamin C. Some studies have suggested that drinking coffee helps lower the levels of uric acid in the body, though the reason remains undiscovered, as of 2015. Experts recommend that people who do not drink coffee begin to do so based on the limited amount of evidence that is available, says Mayo Clinic.
Cherries are also associated with lowering levels of uric acid in certain studies. They are also associated with decreasing the number of gout attacks, reports Mayo Clinic. Safe ways to implement cherries into the diet include eating raw cherries and drinking cherry extract; however, individuals should speak with a doctor about the proper amounts.
Vitamin C supplements may help reduce uric acid levels. Individuals can consume vitamin C in natural forms by eating more fruits and vegetables, says Mayo Clinic.