Drop acid The surprising new science of uric acid--the key to losing weight, controlling blood sugar, and achieving extraordinary health

David Perlmutter, 1954-

Book - 2022

Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions. David Perlmutter exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches strategies to manage its levels, including simple dietary edits, identifying common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid, and lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise. Features the groundbreaking "LUV" (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 del...icious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels.

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New York : Little Brown & Company 2022.
First edition
Item Description
"Featuring the LUV diet and 40 recipes"--cover.
Physical Description
viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) and index.
Main Author
David Perlmutter, 1954- (author)
  • Introduction: the acid test
  • Part I: The basics of uric acid
  • 1. U defined
  • The hidden connection linking our modern ailments, from diabetes to dementia
  • 2. Survival of the fattest
  • How prehistoric apes hardwired us with the fat gene
  • 3. The fallacy of fructose
  • How uric acid amplifies the threat
  • 4. The U-bomb in your brain
  • The emerging role of uric acid in brain decline
  • 5. Acid rain
  • How sleep, salt, proriasis, seafood, and sitting connect with uric acid
  • 6. New habits to LUV
  • The acid-dropping power of five key supplements, CGM technology, and time-restricted eating
  • Part II: U-turn: the luv plan of action
  • 7. Prelude to LUV
  • Start your engines
  • 8. Week 1: dietary edits to lower uric values
  • How to make over your metabolism on the LUV diet
  • 9. Week 2: companions to LUV
  • Sleep, movement, nature, and an eating nwindow
  • 10. Week 3: a sweet opportunity
  • Learn to LUV and live high
  • 11. recipes to LUV
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Epilogue.