Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health
by David Perlmutter
Drop Acid is a health-focused book that emphasizes the importance of managing uric acid levels in the body. The author, David Perlmutter, argues that high uric acid levels are strongly correlated with diabetes and other health issues such as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive decline.
Perlmutter suggests that the modern diet, rich in fructose and purines, is a significant contributor to elevated uric acid levels. He also highlights that certain lifestyle factors, like dehydration and excessive exercise, can increase uric acid levels.
The book proposes a strategy called the LUV Diet (Lower Uric Values) to manage uric acid levels. This involves dietary changes, quality sleep, adequate exercise, and minimizing the intake of uric acid-increasing drugs. It also recommends the consumption of acid-reducing foods and supplements such as tart cherries, coffee, vitamin C, and quercetin.
Perlmutter's work is a call to action for individuals to take control of their health by monitoring and managing their uric acid levels, just as they would their weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
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