This disease is very serious and affects many people. There are some natural things that can help.
1. Give yourself good nutrition. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables (except nightshades), drink clean water and eat natural pasture-raised meats. Avoid refined sugar, processed dairy products, chemical preservatives and especially foods cooked with or containing hydrogenated oils.
2. Stop eating plants of the nightshade family. That means tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant. Surprised? It's not easy because these plants are in most meals. Read the book Arthritis - Childer's Diet to Stop It! by Norman F. Childers.
3. Stop smoking. Too bad I even have to mention this. Tobacco is also a nightshade.
And there is a home remedy that tastes good even if it doesn't help lessen the pain.
RAISINS AND GIN
Soak golden raisins in just enough gin to cover the raisins. Allow the gin to evaporate, then keep the raisins in a closed glass container. Eat nine (9) of these boozed-up raisins a day. Some say dark raisins work just as well and others say that sloe gin works better than regular gin which is made from juniper berries.
Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn bush and are actually wild plums. The flavor of the fruit is bitter, so the small plums are not good for eating, however, the effect of frost makes them milder. The bitter flavor is lost when making liqueurs.