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    Hi there!


    I just went PB 1 week ago. I have a question. I'm talking back and forth with my mom about PB and she really likes the ideas. BUT she is a little bit anxious about eating meat (she eats meat now just not very often). She says that it's unhealthy because of high content of uric acid..


    How can I answer her question the best way?


    Cheers!


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    The prurines in meat are converted to uric acid but I wouldn't worry about it. Fructose gets converted to uric acid too. Read Mark's post on uric acid in regards to gout - he talks about Cordain's article on gout.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/gout-sweet-drinks/

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      An excerpt from cordain's gout newsletter:

      "Although high protein, meat based diets contain

      high amounts of purines and would be expected

      to promote gout symptoms, protein ingestion actually

      decreases blood uric acid levels by increasing

      uric acid excretion (18). This seemingly

      paradoxical effect occurs because the kidney

      increases its excretion of uric acid when faced

      with elevated dietary purines".

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