I have followed the Low Carb Healthy Fat diet since September 2019 and introduced it to my husband early in 2020 when he saw the benefits I was enjoying, ie, fat loss leading to a drop in a dress size. I did not push him into following this way of eating knowing how he loved his carbs, especially bread and potatoes. I continued to publicise what I was doing and the success I was getting on social media. I also made shared YouTube videos from a variety of sources showing the health benefits that can be achieved from following this way of eating.
My husband has an underlying cancer (CLL) that is presently under control. However, because it is a blood cancer, other cancers do tend to pop up, like melanoma that he was diagnosed with and treated for last year. The lump reappeared in his neck towards the end of last year, which was removed in March this year and he is now undergoing a course of radio-therapy to mop up any stray cells. With this in mind, I shared posts about how sugar feeds cancer, ie, the hidden sugars from carbs. I guess some of these posts caught his attention and early this year he decided that he would try and reduce his carb intake.
When he had 2 lots of chemotherapy a few years ago, he was prescribed the drug 'allopurinol' to treat gout, which is usually caused by an elevated uric acid level. Eventually he discontinued the drug. About 12 months ago, a routine blood test revealed that his uric acid levels were elevated and once again he was prescribed 'allopurinol' to control it. Another blood test a couple of months later revealed no change and the doctor suggested he increased the dose, which he did. Towards the end of the year, when I learnt about the connection between a high carb diet and metabolic dysfunction, I suggested he drop the drug and reduce his intake of carbs, which he did early this year.
Today we had a phone call from his doctor to review his prescription. She indicated that his uric acid level is normal. Bill has been on a lower carb healthy fat diet for over 5 months. The blood test was done a couple of months ago. The proof is in the pudding. A low carb healthy fat diet can improve uric acid levels, amongst other conditions.