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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dangers of High Protein Diets

Atkins, Paleo, or Bulletproof diets! 

   Chances are, you or someone that you know has tried one of these high protein diets. These types of diets promote excessive animal consumption and of course are high protein. But, are high protein diets safe? Are humans high protein creatures? Those are some things I want to talk about in this article.

First of all. What is a high protein diet? A high protein diet is a diet where a person consumes high levels of protein. Those who follow a high protein diet may be encouraged to eat as much as 150 grams of protein per day as part of a 2,000 calorie diet. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) 50 grams of protein per day is recommended for health. According to The Detox Miracle Source Book by Robert Morse, excessive protein consumption is 20 GRAMS OR MORE PER DAY. This can result in damage to the gastrointestinal tract and lead to kidney weaknesses/failure.

Those following a high protein plant based diet will include lots of plant based protein sources to meet their high protein criteria. High plant based protein sources include soy like tofu, grains, especially quinoa, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. While an animal based high protein diet encourages large amounts of animal flesh (meat), organ meats, eggs, cheeses, and milk. In my opinion the plant based option is best for over all, weight loss and long term health. Although any high protein diet has it's dangers. That is what I want to talk about in this article. Plant based is always best even when you want to go high protein.

DISCLAIMER; I am not promoting, or advocating that you participate in a high protein diet. Especially not one that includes animal products. Animal products are harmful and toxic to our bodies. This article is for informational purposes only and does not replace your common sense and sound Naturalpathic advice.


   Many people who want to lose weight, or put on weight as in body building, often go to the high protein type of diets. They are often lead into it by the media, and good marketing techniques which paint the high protein diet as a healthy option. But, what is often underestimated, overlooked, or ignored is the TRUE DANGERS of high protein diets, especially animal based diet plans.

High protein diets, especially animal based, are highly toxic to us. When we eat high protein foods, our body spends a lot of energy breaking down these complex amino acid protein structures into  simple amino acids that our body can use. Our body can't use already structured proteins at all! These are amino acids which have already been built into protein structures for a body! When we consume amino acids our body builds protein from that made specifically for our body. Our body is just not designed to use already structured proteins built in some other animal.

The reason why people tend to lose weight on a high protein diet is because the energy needed to break down these structures, will use up the stored body fats present in the body. It will also use what ever energy is available such as muscle tissue. This is because your body needs lots of energy to break down these protein structures for the fuel needs of our body. This process is highly acid forming, further adding to the acidosis of the body.

Amino acids are our bodies building blocks, and carriers for tissue growth and repair. They are NOT designed or used by the body for cellular fuel. Protein is NEVER to be used as fuel for our body! It is carbohydrates that supply our body with the fuel necessary for optimal health. If we try to burn amino acids for fuel, and not carbohydrates, this will cause excessive energy demands.

Proteins are also stimulants. When you consume animal proteins you are also eating some of that animals neurotransmitters. When we consume these neurotransmitters we weaken our own production made by our Adrenal glands. Our own muscle tissue (protein structures) will also tear them self down; we then become weak and in many cases die! This only causes more obesity and more health issues later down the road. Not only that because of the "flight or fight" reactions of an animals body, meat is latent with hormones that build up in the muscle tissue before their slaughter. So, when you eat meat, you are also eating hormones produced because of  FEAR, ANXIETY, AND PAIN! Fear for lunch anyone?

Yes, we can die from excessive protein intake which results in the acid toxicity, and break down of our own tissues and systems. There are tens of thousands of protein related deaths due to toxic, and acidic bodies each year! Protein is a highly acidic food, this means acids form in the body as a result of eating it. Protein is high in phosphorus (nitrogen), and iron. This burns your electrolytes out, like calcium, making meat, dairy and eggs bad for your bones. Because it is acidic and abrasive, proteins cause inflammation, and build up mucus in the body. This eventually leads to cellular death!


Did you know, that in parts of the world like the US where dairy consumption is highest. bone related issues like fractures and osteoporosis are also highest? And in areas of the world where dairy is limited or not used at all, we see less fractures, and osteoporosis. Go on look it up!

So, for the dangers of a high protein diet, TOXIC ACID PRODUCTION (acidosis), EXCESSIVE MUCUS PRODUCTION AND CELLULAR DEATH! 


Most issues ailing people today are caused by animal consumption of meat, dairy and eggs. This means that most health issues can be eliminated or not developed at all just by cutting out animal products and replacing it with raw living foods! Like I said before the FDA recommend that we eat 50 grams of protein per day, and most people actually are eating way more than that. This is a problem. Most people are consuming these excessive amounts of proteins in the form of animal products and not plants which is even more damaging. In the US alone 610,000 people die every year from heart disease. And, the obesity rate is 32.2% for men and 35.5% for women; these rates were roughly confirmed by the CDC again for 2009–2010.

Imagine how many people would be alive right now if they had just gone vegan?

This is because in addition to being high in already structured proteins, animal products are also high in artery clogging fat, and cholesterol. Have you ever noticed what animal fat looks like at room temperature, when you leave the grease sitting out? It solidifies doesn't it? Well, that's what it is doing in your body. Fat makes you fat! Not carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables. When we consume less fat, especially artery clogging animal saturated fats, we only get less artery clogging activity. And, less bodily fat! This doesn't mean you can eat all the oil that you want, or avocados that you want. But logically you know the difference between oil from plants, and fats from animals. Keep it simple and focus on raw fruits and vegetables. Low fat, high carb (from fruits and veggies) is the answer to our disease epidemic NOT DRUGS!

Obviously if a high protein diet, especially in the form of animal products, was optimal for health and weight loss, the US wouldn't be the sickest country in the world! We wouldn't be experiencing such a high obesity rate, or heart disease death rates such as we are. The answer to the health crisis in this country, and in this world is not going to be remedied by eating more animal products! In fact countries which adopt the Standard American Diet practices are beginning to see Standard American Diseases as well.

Even if you are following a high protein plant based diet, you may still experience the acidosis and body breakdown problems as mentioned just not as severe as on an animal based diet. Human beings are just not high protein creatures. We are built to use carbohydrates as fuel! And not just carbohydrates like grains, or baked goods. I am talking carbohydrates as found in primarily fruits, berries, melons, greens and vegetables!

Fruits are #1 in energy, high carbohydrate, mineral and nutrient rich foods made specifically for human beings! Greens and veggies are next in line. The best diet for optimal health and weight loss is one that consists of at least 75% raw fruits and vegetables daily! Keeping grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds to a minimum as they are hard to digest, acid forming, and high in protein. And absolutely NO FAST FOODS AND PROCESSED FOODS! Don't believe me? Give it a try and see the results.

Your diet should be focused on easy to digest, high energy, mineral dense, and nutrient packed foods! For best results eat raw and watch the weight melt right off! Check out My Weight Loss VLOG | How I lost over 30 lbs!

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For more information see;

Protein and A Vegan Diet | Can you get enough protein on a vegan diet?

If you like information like this I highly recommend that you get a copy of The Detox Miracle Source Book by Robert Morse N.D. Learn how to get the acid out, lose weight naturally, and achieve optimal health. 

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