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Keith Taylor
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Ground Beef and Gout

Hi Kim,

It’s good that your son’s uric acid has fallen to 6. But, getting to 5 would be safer.

Reducing dead animal flesh will help with that. But, that’s not my main concern. Your son is well within the maximum dose of allopurinol. So, increasing to 500 or 600mg per day is an option. In this regard, gout is easy to manage. But other serious diseases are not so easy to prevent.

Every health authority that I have ever read warns against too much meat. Heart disease, stroke, and cancer rates are consistently reported as being higher when we eat too much meat.

It’s hard to change the habits of a lifetime. But, slow gradual changes are often very successful. For example, I started adding increased amounts of vegetables to casseroles, ground meat dishes, etc. I also gradually introduced tasty vegetarian meals. Personally, I love macaroni cheese, and spicy Indian vegetable dishes. Everyone has their own plant-based favorites that should be encouraged.

I also realized that improvement is easier when you review your shopping before checkout. This is easiest with online shopping. Each week, change a meat item for a plant item. If that change is too rapid, try once a month.

It takes time. But, slow progress brings lasting results.