Nutrition with Judy

Surprising New Science of Uric Acid – Drop Acid by Dr. David Perlmutter

January 31, 2022 Judy Cho Episode 156
Nutrition with Judy
Surprising New Science of Uric Acid – Drop Acid by Dr. David Perlmutter
Show Notes

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. David Perlmutter. We did a deep dive on the topic of uric acid and discussed how this frequently overlooked “waste product” of metabolism actually threatens so many aspects of our health, and what we can do about it.

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

We discuss the following:

2:06 Who is Dr. Perlmutter
3:55 The evolution of uric acid
12:22 Uric acid markers are more important to measure than other traditional markers like LDL?
15:10 Ideal uric acid markers
15:38 What is uric acid
21:22 Meat only (and organ means) and uric acid risks
24:55 When to check uric acid levels
25:47 Fructose in fruit
28:50 Individualizing uric acid concerns on a meat-based diet
34:13 Salt and low carb diets
35:16 Self-questionnaire to see risks of excess uric acid
37:22 Foods to help lower blood pressure and lower uric acid levels
42:42 Fiber
44:47 The relationship of fiber and uric acid
46:53 Gout sufferers – why and what to do
50:36 Fructose is in most sugars
1:01:09 Dangers of PPIs
1:06:35 Alzheimer's and the best diet to follow
1:14:03 Lifestyle tip: Fasting
Where to find Dr. Perlmutter and the Drop Acid book

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- Drop Acid (latest book): 
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