Lose weight, prevent (and reverse) disease, and live a long and healthy life by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden health risk you didn't know you had—by the New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash.What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels.
Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because a large number of Americans don’t know they are suffering from increased levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Offering an engaging blend of science and practical advice, Drop Acid exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches invaluable strategies to manage its levels, including how to:
- Reduce fructose and foods high in “purines” through simple dietary edits
- Lower uric acid levels through natural hacks like consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee
- Identify common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid
- Implement lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise
- Easily test your uric acid levels at home—a test routinely performed in your doctor’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignored
About the Author
David Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions including the World Bank, Columbia University, New York University, Yale, and Harvard, and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award; and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition. He maintains an active blog at DrPerlmutter.com and is the author of Brain Wash, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten.
"In typically brilliant fashion, one of the most trustworthy voices in medicine today has WOWED again. With Drop Acid, Dr. David Perlmutter has paved the way for a paradigm shift in the way we address the most threatening epidemics of our time. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and Dr. Perlmutter offers scientifically supported practical advice, simple dietary changes, and natural hacks to tackle the metabolic issue underpinning obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and more. Grateful readers will learn exactly how to easily overcome unexplained weight gain and chronic conditions that have plagued them for years."—JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet
“In Drop Acid, Dr. Perlmutter opens yet another door to unlocking your healthiest, most vibrant life with just a few proven, practical, and accessible dietary and habit shifts.”—Melissa Urban, Whole30 Co-Founder and New York Times best-selling author
"Fructose has far-reaching negative consequences for health, and Dr. Perlmutter reveals that it threatens us by increasing uric acid levels. In a thoroughly enjoyable book, he not only breaks down the dangers lurking in our diet from fructose but also gives a step-by-step guide to get other hidden sources of uric acid out of your life. As the title suggests, read this book and 'drop acid'! Your body will thank you for years to come."—Steven R. Gundry MD, author of The Plant Paradox
“Most gifted author-neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter is always ahead of the curve and scientifically accurate. In his new book, Drop Acid, Dr. Perlmutter alerts us to the surprisingly diverse ramifications of uric acid, and offers us a clear path to bringing this key metabolic parameter under control. Once again, Dr. Perlmutter’s vision will go a long way to enhancing our health and longevity.”—Dale Bredesen, MD, author of The End of Alzheimer's
“David Perlmutter, MD, empowers us to understand the overproduction of uric acid, an often-overlooked biomarker that plays a key role in metabolic health. He connects the dots and leads us to the nutritional and lifestyle practices that can provide the ‘U turn’ many of us desperately need to be fit and mentally sharp. This extraordinary book is equally important for healthcare providers as well as for health seekers.”—Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women, Food, and Hormones
“Drop Acid will change your brain and your life in more ways than you can imagine. Uric acid is the hidden killer that few were paying attention to until now. I highly recommend this new, groundbreaking book from Dr. Perlmutter. It’s fascinating and filled with so much actionable information that will help you quickly.”—Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and author of The End of Mental Illness
“Drop Acid is the most informative, life-changing book I’ve read in years. It is undoubtedly, one of the most important books on human health this past decade and will be seen as a landmark in medicine. I’ve changed the way I live my life. A must-read.”—David Sinclair, PhD, professor, Harvard Medical School, and author of Lifespan
"In Drop Acid Dr. Perlmutter brilliantly introduces us to uric acid, how it can silently steal our health, and what to do about it. This is an engaging read that opens an important door to health."—Dr. Jeffrey Bland, author of The Disease Delusion