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.
🩸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?
📬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