Where does uric acid come from? From eating too much steak, too many eggs, to much cheese, etc…?

Uric acid. Uric acid results from the breakdown of purines predominately from meat. And animal byproducts. There ar hereditary factors that dictate this to some extent. At times there are metabolic abnormalities either with the excretion of uric acid or with a failure of improper metabolism of the uric acid resulting in gout. Vegetarians typically have low serum uric acid levels.