Episode 265

Could Uric Acid Be The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health?

With Dr. David Perlmutter

Researchers around the globe over the past decade have revealed that uric acid, previously thought of only in terms of gout, actually plays a central role in metabolic disorders. So, how is uric acid orchestrating this metabolic mayhem?

This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I sat down with Dr. David Perlmutter to talk about how uric acid plays a major role in fat storage, insulin resistance, and other metabolic and chronic degenerative diseases that are driving illness and death in our country. 

Dr. David 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. He is the author of Grain Brain, among other works, and his upcoming book, Drop Acid, comes out February 15, 2022. 

Dr. Perlmutter received an MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition

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For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, follow him on Instagram @davidperlmutter, Facebook @davidperlmuttermd, Twitter @davidperlmutter, YouTube @davidperlmuttermd, and through his website https://www.drperlmutter.com/. Get his book Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health at https://www.drperlmutter.com/books/drop-acid/.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Surprising foods that drive uric acid levels
    (7:23)
  2. How elevated uric acid levels directly lead to increased fat storage
    (9:16)
  3. The consequences of elevated uric acid
    (15:38)
  4. The main culprits that lead to elevated uric acid levels
    (17:42)
  5. How to test uric acid levels and what the optimal range is
    (29:49)
  6. The relationship between elevated uric acid and the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s  
    (35:38)
  7. The biggest drivers of fructose in our diet
    (46:43)
  8. The connection between foods rich in purines and uric acid  
    (1:09:15)
  9. Why you should avoid agave at all costs
    (1:25:34)
  10. Quercetin and how it helps lower uric acid levels 
    (1:31:11)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. David 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. He is the author of Grain Brain, among other works, and his upcoming book, Drop Acid, comes out February 15, 2022. Dr. Perlmutter received an MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition

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