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The New York Times best-selling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash offers simple dietary and lifestyle tweaks to help you 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. 

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: 

  • Simple dietary edits focused on reducing fructose and foods high in “purines” that can raise uric acid
  • Natural hacks that lower levels such as consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee
  • Identifying common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid
  • Lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise
  • How to easily test your uric acid levels at home - a test routinely performed in your doctor’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignored.

Featuring the groundbreaking “LUV” (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 delicious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels, Drop Acid empowers listeners with the information they need to address this hidden danger and live longer, leaner, and healthier lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 David Perlmutter, MD (P)2022 Little, Brown Spark

Critic Reviews

"Dr Perlmutter again opens our eyes to another predictor of illness involved in many of the chronic ailments that plague modern humanity and provides us the tools to regain control of our metabolic health." (Mehmet Oz, MD)

"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 cofounder and New York Times best-selling author)

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looking forward to listening and implementing

worth the read/ listen, and will probably also get the Kindle version to keep for reference. I don't know yet whether this will help my health conditions, but will be trying the diet for three weeks as suggested in the book.

FYI, for those looking for the accompanying PDF, it's at the top of the chapter list.

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A must read!

The info in this book is compelling and every human should know it. No one has to take pharmaceutical poison.

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Great book!

If the history lessons and science part is too tedious…then I would suggest jumping to chapter 6 and hearing what to do!

I got lots of great info from this book! Thanks

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An older piece of the puzzle (a re-discovery)

The beauty of the human body, the interconnected pieces of this amazing puzzle that we call life. I loved the idea that a cheap already existing test could show UA levels and this would be indicative of many other diseases (other than gout). That is good news.

One critique:
the BIG S word:
SALT. (read/listen to "The Salt Fix" by Dr. DiNicolantoni).

Other than that it was an eye opening revelation that an already existing bio marker had such significance on general health.

Love and respect to Dr. Perlmutter. narration was on point for the speed that I listen to.

Great listen.

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Interesting Information

Although the medical information is great, I personally had a hard time with a few of the issues that seemed to be hard pressed in the book.

First, some things seemed to be repeated over and over. Second, the talk of evolution went on and on. As somebody who doesn’t believe in that, it became annoying after a while. Third, it seemed that it wasn’t necessary to bring in the Biden and Trump issue regarding sugar regulation - seemed like a sort of jab at one party. I’m only interested in the health aspects of the topic.

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Highly Recommended

I enjoyed the research put into the book and how Dr. Perlmutter reported it. I learned so much about Uric Acid. I thought it only caused gout and was amazed at the other areas of our bodies it influences. I did not agree with all the food information because I am strict Keto but understand everyone is different. Great read!

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This book was helpful and informative. I had not heard of uric acid before and I loved learning more

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Interesting info

Very interesting information. I look forward to following the advice given by the author. Narration was well done.

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Must read for those with Gout

Great info you need . If you've ever thought about Gout or nutrition, read this!

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contarditary

The text says to avoid meat, though lists it in the meal plan. says so is bad though doesn't list why.