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Is Too Much Protein in Your Diet Harmful?

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Bodybuilders and athletes need to consume high amounts of protein to ensure adequate recovery, and to support muscle growth. Because of this, many people ask the following question:

“Is consuming too much protein harmful?”

First, let’s get one thing straight; consuming excess amounts of protein offers absolutely no advantages as far as health and physical performance go. Once your body has received the amount of protein it requires, any additional protein consumed will simply be excreted. It will not be used to build muscle or enhance physical performance.

So what happens with the excess protein you consume? Any excess protein is filtered in the kidneys where one part of it is converted to a substance called urea, and another part is converted into glucose. The urea is then excreted through the urine, and the glucose is used as a source of energy for the body. If the body cannot use the glucose, it may be converted to body fat, although this is unlikely. http://build-muscle-gain-weight.com/is-too-much-protein-in-your-diet-harmful.html

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Raw milk in Poland — interview with a Polish raw milk vending machine maker | The Bovine

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Polish raw milk vending machine manufacturer Konrad Pszowski came to our attention through comments he posted on the Bovine. We thought, as a maker of raw milk automats, he could fill us in a little on the under-reported raw milk scene in Europe. So we contacted him. He wrote back, and we sent him some questions. And now we are pleased to present his answers in the form of this exclusive interview: http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/raw-milk-in-poland-interview-with-a-polish-raw-milk-vending-machine-maker/

A Primer on Protein Powders

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Protein powders are considered a staple of many person’s supplemental regimens, and for good reason too. Protein powders are cheap, simple, and effective. They can be used for fat loss, muscle building, or for general health. They come in a variety of flavors from a variety of providers and are an efficient and sometimes delicious way to get in nutrients with minimal to no side effects (really none in healthy individuals). As far as supplements go, protein powders can be considered the closest to being a real food.

Due to these reasons, protein powders are a relatively big topic. Whether their popularity warrants such controversy over what they are and how they work is confusing though; in most cases they are, quite literally, crushed and dehydated foodstuffs. Nevertheless, many people would find a guide to protein supplementation useful.

The following looks at various forms of animal derived protein sources, and then delves into vegan sources as their existence is one riddled with unwarranted controversy. http://www.silverhydra.com/2011/04/a-primer-on-protein-powders/

What Everyone Needs to Know About Glutathione

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Back in 1747, James Lind’s discovery that Vitamin ‘C’ could cure scurvy was a major medical breakthrough, that saved countless lives.

Since then, Vitamin C has been found to be beneficial for many other things as well. However, it wasn’t until 1954 that scientists began to understand exactly why it’s so powerful. During that year, a researcher named Dr. Denham Harman formulated the free radical theory of aging. This theory suggested that aging is actually caused by free radicals, which attack and damage the cells of the body. Dr. Harman further theorized that this process could be slowed by antioxidants, nutrients with the power to neutralize free radicals and heal the cellular damage caused by them.

Other scientists at first scoffed at Dr. Harman’s idea; however, it has since been proven by numerous studies. It is now known that Vitamin C is an antioxidant and that is why it has so many benefits.

In recent decades, however, researchers have discovered an antioxidant that is even more powerful. It is known as Glutathione, and it is present in every cell of the body.

WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?

Glutathione is produced naturally in the liver. It is made up of three amino acids, and it is vital for cellular metabolism. It protects against oxidative stress caused by free radicals, is required for the immune system to function properly, and is a potent detoxifier.

The importance of glutathione has been validated by over 92,000 scientific articles, more than twice the amount that has ever been published about vitamin C. In fact, nutrition experts believe that it is just as necessary for our health as oxygen, food and water.

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What do you eat on the body trim diet

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The Bodytrim plan for weight loss consists of three sections.

1. Detox – eat only protein for three days, drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day, and walk for 30 minutes (2 x 15 minutes or 3 x 10 minutes is fine.)

2. Weight Loss – After the detox three days begin this section: (1 protein serving is no more than 100 grams. Protein snack is between 50 and 100 grams) Unlimited Vegetables and Salads include: Alfalfa sprouts, Artichoke, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Celery, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Salad veggies, Spinach, Squash, Tomato, Zucchini.} Eat six times a day as follows: Breakfast :1 protein and 1 fruit/starch Protein snack 50 grams Lunch: 1 protein serving plus unlimited salad or vegetables Protein snack 50 grams Dinner: 1 protein serving plus unlimited salda or vegetables Protein snack 50 grams

Continue the 30 minute a day walking and the 2- 3 litres of water a day.

3. Weight Maintenance This is similar to the Weight Loss section with a few additions/changes Breakfast 100 -150 grams protein plus 1-2 fruit or 1-2 starch Protein snack 50 m- 100 grams Lunch 100 – 150 grams protein plus unlimited salad/vegetables and/or 1-2 starch plus 1-2 fruit Protein snack 50 – 100 grams Dinner as for lunch without starch or fruit Protein snack 50 – 100 grams

Continue the walking and the water.

Peas, carrots, corn, bananas, nuts and potatoes can be eaen only 3 times per week. You can eat oats for breakfast but must have a protein serve as well. Do not go any longer than three hours without eating. You can eat hourly if necessary but it must be protein. Have a “free” day once a week when you can eat whatever you like for two meals of the day. the next day, have an all protein day as in the Detox section. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_you_eat_on_the_body_trim_diet

Stomach Acid

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It’s been known since the 1950’s in scientific literature that stomach ulcers are much more common in people who are blood type O. Why is that?

Well, if you’re blood type O it may not be surprising to find out that type Os make significantly more stomach acid that any of the other blood types. Bs are next, followed by ABs, and finally As who make very little stomach acid. http://www.battleforhealth.com/Battle_for_Health/Acid.html

Agglutination

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Agglutination literally means “glued together”. This is what happens to your red blood cells when they are exposed to lectins. Note the left side is a picture of healthy cells, and the right side is a mass of cells clumped together. http://www.battleforhealth.com/Battle_for_Health/Agglutination.html