When I was 10 years old, I had an acute attack of gout.
People called it growing pains.
My knees were swollen and red. My hands were completely immobile.
That’s why I’m absolutely convinced that I had arthritis or rheumatism as we also call the disease.
My mother knew that I had to have heat in my body to make the gout leave. She wanted to stimulate the blood circulation. So she wrapped me into sheared wool. She wrapped me like a mummy.
And so of course I started to sweat tremendously.
I had to sweat the toxins out.
At the same time my mom gave me a lot of a decoction of potatoes to drink.
It worked. After I’d been lying for 10 days, the gout attack was over.
At that time I quite instinctively despised meat. Something told me that I had to have food that was raw and fresh.
We had beets, carrots and cabbage, and for all meals I ate raw vegetables. That way I got over the disease.
After that many years passed. I felt something sometimes; my joints creaked, because unfortunately I didn’t only eat raw vegetables anymore. Sometimes I felt pain, especially when I ate beef, broth or kidney ragout (which pretty much is an extract of uric acid).
I often had a locked shoulder or sore hands.
To be continued …