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Too Much Protein Can be Hazardous to One's Health


"We're so conditioned to believe that milk does a body good and that we need enormous amounts of protein or we'll wither away. Look around, we're not withering - we're fat."
- Kris Carr

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Protein is making scientific headline-news during February of 2014. The February 8, 2014 issue of the Journal of Urology includes a study in which human subjects were feed diets of various animal proteins during three 1-week crossover phases and then analyzed urinary uric acid levels.

Scientists concluded:

"Consumption of animal protein is associated with elevated serum and urine uric acid levels in healthy individuals... Stone formers should be advised to limit their intake of all animal proteins, including fish."

The February 11, 2014 issue of the American Journal of Nephrology supported Notmilk’s conclusions that sulfur-based amino acids found in animal protein (methionine and cysteine) do not do the body any good. Researchers reported:

"Non-volatile acid is produced by metabolism of organic sulfur in dietary protein, and promotes kidney damage."

From Kindergarten through high school, children are bombarded with two dietary messages taught by ignorant instructors:

1) Eat protein, eat protein, eat protein! One cannot get enough protein!

1) Drink milk, drink milk, drink milk, or bones will break.

Those lessons are reinforced in school cafeterias by dairy and meat industry-financed posters.

Visit any hospital in America and ask:

"How many patients occupy beds here because of protein deficiency?"

The answer you will get is, "Zero."

Hospitals are filled with Americans who have eaten too much dietary animal protein. It is nearly impossible to live in America and not satisfy your protein needs.

People occupy beds because they eat entirely too much protein. Why is that? Seven clues from peer-reviewed scientific sources:

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"The average man in the US eats 175% more protein than the recommended daily allowance and the average woman eats 144% more."
- Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, 1988

"Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important being too much dietary protein." - Science 1986;233(4763)

"Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as the United States, England, and Sweden, consume the most milk. China and Japan, where people eat much less protein and dairy food, have low rates of osteoporosis."
- Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993

"Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1995; 61 

"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass each year while consuming a high-protein diet."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979;32(4)

"Increasing one's protein intake by 100% may cause calcium loss to double."
- Journal of Nutrition, 1981; 111 (3)

"Animal food-groups were directly correlated to mortality from coronary heart disease..."
- European Journal of Epidemiology, July, 1999

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In school we were taught simple math and learned that one plus one is supposed to equal two. That was a lesson well-learned, but rarely practiced.

In school, we were brainwashed with fractured American history. We were taught that Pilgrims represented the moral and ethical basis for America. We were not taught that the Pilgrims killed the same Indians who helped them to plant corn and survive winters, or that those friendly Wampanoags were captured and shipped to Cuba to become slaves on sugar plantations.

In school, we were taught dietary lies which became the foundation for nutritional ignorance, cancer, heart disease, bone disease, and obesity epidemics.

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"When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. I doubt if I could do it myself."
- Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Robert Cohen

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