@SarahGen-- I'm not a doctor, so please speak to your doctor for the most reliable advice. I wouldn't want anyone to go by just what I say.
I had my first gout attack fifteen years ago and I believe that treating gout is a combination of many different things. When there is an ongoing gout attack, you need to take medications to reduce uric acid as well as anti-inflammatory medications to relieve your symptoms. When the attack is gone, you can try to prevent another occurrence through diet, healthy life style and remedies. But diet and natural gout treatment remedies are not enough to deal with an ongoing gout attack. At least that has been the case with me.
If you are overweight, I recommend losing weight. Make sure you avoid purine rich foods like meats, dairy, beans, seafood and some vegetables. You can get a complete list from your doctor. Also drink plenty of water.