Episode 320

The Surprising Truth of Uric Acid and How It Impacts Metabolic Health

With Dr. David Perlmutter

Researchers around the globe over the past decade have discovered 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?

On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits 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.

In this episode we dive into:

  • Surprising foods that drive uric acid levels 
  • How elevated uric acid levels directly lead to increased fat storage 
  • The consequences of elevated uric acid 
  • The main culprits that lead to elevated uric acid levels 
  • How to test uric acid levels and what the optimal range is
  • The relationship between elevated uric acid and the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s 

Listen to the full episode here.

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


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. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He 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. He also serves on the board of directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. 

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