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We have been systematically ben brainwashed by the clever marketing play of the beef and pork producers who convinced America that “you need protein and only meat can provide you with adequate amount of proteins.” But you don’t need as much protein as you are convinced that you need. See the daily amount of protein needed in a child.

From: Chosemyplate.gov – the US government guidelines for protein intake.

Some common problems of consuming too much proteins:

  • Protein is essential for the body to grow and repair. Protein-rich food are broken down into amino acids in the stomach and absorbed in the small intestine. The liver sorts out which amino acids the body needs. The rest is flushed out in our urine.
  • First, realize that not getting enough protein can lead to hair loss, skin breakouts and weight loss as muscle mass decreases. But these side effects are very rare, and largely only occur in those with eating disorders.
  • Second, an analysis of 36 papers found that protein supplements have no impact on lean mass and muscle strength during the first few weeks of resistance training in untrained individuals.
  • While protein itself isn’t harmful, many protein supplements are high in carbohydrates called FODMAPs that trigger digestive symptoms like bloating, gas and stomach pain.
  • And eating excess protein can lead to “Protein Poisoning”.

Takeaway: Stick to a balanced diet of Carbs, proteins and fat as suggested by the US Dept of Health. See https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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