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What are some safety concerns associated with beef?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Beef contains purines. Since purines can be broken down to form uric acid, individuals with gout should avoid beef or limit their consumption of it. Since beef contains small amounts of oxalates, individuals prone to calcium-oxalate-containing kidney stones should limit their consumption of beef.

Beef is also a rich source of arginine, an amino acid necessary for the replication of certain viruses, including the herpes simplex virus (HSV). People who have regular outbreaks of herpes should limit or avoid the consumption of beef.
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