Your dietician does not understand logic. I would run from her faster than if you were being chased by a pack of wolves.
Originally Posted by rimam1
Decades ago, a study came out that showed IF YOU HAD ALREADY DAMAGED KIDNEYS, you cannot eat a high protein diet because protein is processed in the kidneys. Marketing whores perverted that into "Protein damages kidneys" and unintelligent doctors and dieticians perpetuated the myth.
Mark Sisson wrote about it a long time ago in minor detail.
He goes into heavy detail here:
One of the most common critiques links higher protein diets to impaired kidney function. Recent research suggests, however, that people without prior or developing kidney or liver impairment do not experience any kidney or liver issues with a higher protein intake (1.3 g/kg/day). People most at risk for this kind of kidney stress include those who have a personal or family history of kidney or liver problems or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes. (Because developing kidney and liver problems don’t always have obvious symptoms, it’s important for your doctor to know your protein intake exceeds conventional recommendations.) People with liver or kidney problems, doctors warn, are less able to process and excrete the waste products (mostly nitrogen left over from amino acid breakdown) that are produced when the body metabolizes protein.
I would repeat here that it’s important that you feed your body the “cleanest” protein you can. Animal products, meat and fish in particular, are the most protein-rich options, and they contain vital omega-3s. However, they also can carry the heaviest “toxic” burden of our modern food supply. These toxins are powerful and plentiful enough over time to put a strain on anyone’s body – including liver and kidneys. Choose organic, grass-fed meat and poultry whenever possible, and go for wild instead of farmed fish.
Read more: Dear Mark: Pondering Protein | Mark's Daily Apple
If we want to exonerate or condemn protein, we must study its effects on healthy kidneys. We have to see if it creates problems rather than potentially worsens them. And, according to the exhaustive analysis of Martin et al, there exists no evidence that protein intake negatively influences renal health in otherwise healthy, active individuals. There is some evidence that already impaired renal function might worsen with increased protein, but the experts, as is their wont, can’t resist applying the same recommendations to everyone, regardless of renal health. The result is a nutrition teacher sowing misinformation across the student body in an introductory course, i.e. one that is intended to establish foundational knowledge that the students will carry on through life as a cornerstone of their thinking.
Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/prote...#ixzz2EIL6WcQE
Hope this helps.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 12-06-2012 at 09:42 AM.
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