Dr. Casey Means,(Levels Chief Medical Officer) speaking with Dr. David Perlmutter on the discovery of how the elevation of uric acid in the body is a causative mechanism in the development of metabolic diseases, and one of the key links between obesity, diabetes, heart disease, neurologic diseases like dementia, ADHD, fatty liver disease, and more. Dr. David Perlmutter has written a book called Drop Acid (2022)this is an in-depth exploration of uric acid, a substance increasingly linked to many modern health issues, from obesity and diabetes to hypertension and stroke.
Dr.Perlmutter encourages keeping uric acid levels down. A normal uric acid level in the body is between 3.5 and 7.2. The optimal level that Dr. Perlmutter recommends is under 5.5.Uric acid is a marker for several unhealthy metabolic conditions when high.
Uric acid does have its functions. When food was scarce, you needed it to survive because it keeps weight on you. Nowadays with food being everywhere, when it gets too high the risks outweigh the benefits. Look at your gut health and at your biomarkers. Lower your carbs and waist size. Lower your BMI. Increase your muscle and decrease belly fat. Avoid high sugar foods, fruit juices etc.
How To Lower Our Uric Acid Levels | Dr David Perlmutter and Modern Health Plan.