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    Beef/Uric Acid/Gout.

    My mother in-law is interested in the primal lifestyle but is somewhat skeptical. She posed the good question ablut eating so much beef causing Gout through elevated Uric Acid levels. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate concern? I didn't know how to answer her, and there are not many facts on the subject (that I could find) on this site. Any thoughts?

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    I'm interested too - I've been PB for 4 months now and I get my first bloodwork done next week. Before PB I was diagnosed with gout (but didn't have the sore toe, just uric acid crystals in my joints). I don't believe that PB will cause this, but I do believe some of the meds I am on do...
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    There is another thread about gout in the odds and ends forum with a link to a list of foods and their purine levels (purine converts to uric acid). The PB way of eating is fine, however those with gout need to focus on veggies, leaner meats, and healthy fat. I would not suggest the all out more fat is good mentality. My husband has gout and has no issues eating this way. Beer on the other hand.....very bad! Being overweight also exasperates gout and concentrates uric acid levels.

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    Hmmm, all I know is that reducing carbs in the form of sugars and grains has helped enormously.
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    Gout is one of the most well established diseases of civilization. As such, it is highly unlikely that eating the meat of ruminants causes it, and an ancestral diet would be an extremely reasonably thing to adopt for someone afflicted by it.

    In recent years, there has been a significant amount of research on the role of fructose in gout (here's but one example), to the point where many in the mainstream have accepted it as perhaps the most significant etiologic factor.

    Gout prevalence has risen dramatically in the past couple of decades, while red meat consumption has declined over that period.



    It aint the beef.

    Sadly, the typical physician doesn't know this data, so most patients still hear the avoid red meat advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jturk View Post
    It aint the beef.
    Gout: The Missing Chapter from Good Calories, Bad Calories suggests that it's the Carbs/Bread/Sugar (take your pick)

    I'm inclined to agree.

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    My gout went away when I stopped eating sugar, veg oil, wheat, most grains, and most fruit while tripling amount of meat and fat I ate. I had a gout attack at least once every 6 weeks on the SAD for years.

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    You can be fairly certain that any ailment that gets a lot of drug advertisements during the evening news hour is probably caused by the SAD. Eat the opposite of the SAD. Eat your beef, eat your vegetables, avoid those grains and industrial seed oils. And whatever you do, don't take those meds! They always start out as:
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    Thanks for the input folks.

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