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Microblog: The Causes for Gout Are Many

Watch the clip here.

Watch the full interview here.

The keto and carnivore space tend to have different norms for bloodwork.

Makes sense.

🩸We don’t eat like the rest of the population, but the rest of the population is what determines the standard ranges for bloodwork.

🍭Case in point, standard diets cause more people to become diabetic, so the ranges to be diagnosed pre-diabetes and diabetes are now even higher.

You can eat more sugar for longer.

💉The context with Uric acid is the same.

🔎Generally, standard care deems uric acid below 6.0 mg/dL to be safe. Maybe even 5.0 mg/dL.

📈The thought is that the higher the uric acid, the higher risks of gout.

Context matters here.

💡Some carnivores have higher levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia) as ketones, beta hydroxy butyrate, compete with excretion.

🛡There are some thoughts that higher uric acid levels can be protective for carnivores.

❓So should you worry if you have higher uric acid levels?

It depends.

📬I wrote a newsletter that explained nuances here:

🔎With the support of Dr. Richard Johnson (Uric Acid Expert and Nephrologist), I made this decision tree to figure out if you should worry. https://www.nutritionwithjudy.com/uric-acid-decision-tree/

🍺Follow the decision tree. If you consume alcohol, organ meats, sardines and fruits daily or often, higher levels of uric acid may not be ideal.

🎙In this episode with Dr. Pete Delannoy, we get into a lot of nuance around uric acid and gout.

⛔️The paradigm of high uric acid = gout is grossly misrepresenting the cause of gout.

The interview shares how you can reduce gout flares.

📺 Watch the full interview: https://youtu.be/V-ey02X04vQ

🎙Listen here: https://nutritionwithjudy.buzzsprout.com/1848795/10492792-gout-flares-on-a-keto-or-carnivore-diet-dr-peter-delannoy

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