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    mother against egg help !

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    hi everyone I have a problem ,
    I eat eggs everyday and my mother says I'm going to be blind because of "albumin" .

    Can one really eat as many eggs as he wants to ?(I'm not a crazy egg eater on average about 1-3 eggs/day)

    are there any danger with albumin ?

    thank you for your answers I really need them.

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    Go blind? That's a new one. No, you won't go blind from eating egg whites although you could just eat the yolk, that's the yummy part anyways. 1-3 eggs is not crazy, heck, there are people here who do 1-3 dozen and they're doing fine.

    Thank mom for her advice, that's what moms do, and make yourself a big omelet.

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    There is a danger from eating raw egg whites alone because they bind biotin (I couldn't find an article, but as I understood it even cooked whites in quantity were a problem- you need the balance of the biotin provided in the yolk). This was a bigger problem in the 1980s duirng the gym craze, so your mom may have seen warnings then. It sounds like you eat cooked whole eggs, which are safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    There is a danger from eating raw egg whites alone because they bind biotin (I couldn't find an article, but as I understood it even cooked whites in quantity were a problem- you need the balance of the biotin provided in the yolk). This was a bigger problem in the 1980s duirng the gym craze, so your mom may have seen warnings then. It sounds like you eat cooked whole eggs, which are safe.

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    I've always avoided eating raw egg whites for this reason. But some of the guys into weight lifting seem to consume a great many raw egg whites without any apparent deficiencies.

    In any case, "If you don't stop it you'll go blind" seems to be misplaced advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post

    In any case, "If you don't stop it you'll go blind" seems to be misplaced advice.
    Ha. If that advice were true, there wouldn't be internet forums because there wouldn't be anyone able to read them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Ha. If that advice were true, there wouldn't be internet forums because there wouldn't be anyone able to read them.
    At least this forum wouldn't exist because I thought my wife and I were going through a lot of eggs at about 2 dozen per week but there are people here that eat a lot more than us.

    You need to get your Ps on board with your life style change. There's a lot of parents here in this forum. maybe they can help.

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    Have no worries!!!!

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    Ask her to show you the research.
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    B*tch-lite

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    I think it is weird that the commenters want to be confrontational and disrespectful. If your mother asks you a reasonable question, you show HER the research. Seriously.

    I do not assume this mother is "anti-primal." I assume she saw a public health message she didn't completely understand and she asked a reasonable question.
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    I agree with loafing cactus. My mom comes up with all sorts of CW stuff and I either kindly let it slide or I send her info from Chris Kresser or other sources.

    It did remind me a little bit of the old "you'll poke your eye out with that thing".

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