Protein and Kidney Function Excerpt
There is, quite obviously, a lot of misunderstanding about nutrition. And people who may not understand the science are often quick to suggest that the Paleo Diet is not a healthy way to eat. The Paleo Diet is meant to mimic the diet that our Paleolithic ancestors ate, because this is the diet that we evolved to eat and to which we are best adapted. Up to 35% of total calories in the diets of studied hunter-gatherer tribes comes from protein, yet many people who give nutrition advice will tell you that protein damages the kidneys. In this issue, we’ll address this concept about protein and its effect on kidney function, including how this applies to diabetics. We also provide some tips on eating while on vacation.
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