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Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid-The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health

Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid-The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health

by David Perlmutter MD


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Unlock the secret to extraordinary health by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden risk you didn't know you had—by the author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash.

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 a large number of Americans don’t know they are suffering from increased 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 how to:
  • Reduce fructose and foods high in “purines” through simple dietary edits 
  • Lower uric acid levels through natural hacks like consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee
  • Identify common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid
  • Implement lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise
  • 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316315395
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/15/2022
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 7,896
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions including the World Bank, Columbia University, New York University, Yale, and Harvard, and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award; and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition. He maintains an active blog at DrPerlmutter.com and is the author of Brain Wash, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Acid Test 3

Part I The Basics of Uric Acid

Chapter 1 U Defined

The Hidden Connection Linking Our Modern Ailments, from Diabetes to Dementia 23

Chapter 2 Survival of the Fattest

How Prehistoric Apes Hardwired Us with the Fat Gene 50

Chapter 3 The Fallacy of Fructose

How Uric Acid Amplifies the Threat 72

Chapter 4 The U-Bomb in Your Brain

The Emerging Role of Uric Acid in Brain Decline 97

Chapter 5 Acid Rain

How Sleep, Salt, Psoriasis, Seafood, and Sitting Connect with Uric Acid 112

Chapter 6 New Habits to LUV

The Acid-Dropping Power of Five Key Supplements, CGM Technology, and Time-Restricted Eating 137

Part II U-Turn: The Luv Plan of Action

Chapter 7 Prelude to LUV

Start Your Engines 163

Chapter 8 Week 1: Dietary Edits to Lower Uric Values

How to Make Over Your Metabolism on the LUV Diet 173

Chapter 9 Week 2: Companions to Luv

Sleep, Movement, Nature, and an Eating Window 201

Chapter 10 Week 3: A Sweet Opportunity

Learn to Luv and Live High 218

Chapter 11 Recipes to Luv

Breakfast 232

Lunch 242

Dinner 251

Snacks 265

Drinks 269

Epilogue 273

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 281

Index 313

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