David Perlmutter, MD, neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash, turns his attention to uric acid — showing readers how this frequently overlooked waste product of metabolism can harm every aspect of our health, and what we can do about it.
What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels.
Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because one-third of Americans don’t know they are suffering from sky-high levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Offering an engaging blend of science and practical advice, Drop Acid exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches invaluable strategies to manage its levels, including:
Simple dietary edits focused on reducing fructose and foods high in “purines” that can raise uric acid
Natural hacks that lower levels such as consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee
Identifying common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid
Lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise
How to easily test your uric acid levels at home—a test routinely performed in your doctor’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignored.
Featuring the groundbreaking “LUV” (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 delicious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels, Drop Acid empowers readers with the information they need to address this hidden danger and live longer, leaner, and healthier lives.
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