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What is better whey protein or rice protein powder? I heard whey protein has heavy metals in it... Any advice?

What is better whey protein or rice protein powder? I heard whey protein has heavy metals in it... Any advice?

Varying opinions: Research has shown that there are many pros and cons for using one over the other. I would search out the info on the web, but go to reputable nutrition sites that are not bias to or selling a particular type of protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Post prandial: For starters decrease your insulin by 20%. If you are having hypoglycemia without taking any meds for diabetes (insulin or tablets) you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Its my 2nd month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Its my 2nd  month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Yes, potentially: A study showed that in people working out, more than 20g of protein 3-4 times a day didn't help them. Taking too much protein could put extra load on your kidneys. Stones, gout if you really overdo it. If you're supplementing, make sure you drink plenty of water. A far greater factor in how 'buff' you get and good you feel, will be your safety and consistency in working out. ...Read more

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Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Not usually: If there are behavior change, see your provider for complete exam and lab workup to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Please suggest me a best protein powder as I am too thin?

Please suggest me a best protein powder as I am too thin?

None: Instead of protein powder, just choose high protein foods. One can search the web for lists of high protein foods, and select the ones that have lowest sugar/starch, and little animal fat. A primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure thinness isn't due to a medical problem. ...Read more

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What protein powder should I use if i want to gain weight?

What protein powder should I use if i want to gain weight?

Carbs, not protein: Protein powder has too few calories to cause weight gain. You gain weight with carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can I add to my protein powder drinks to thicken them up?

Ice: adding ice, natural peanut butter or yogurt will thicken and enhance flavor. Greek yogurt and natural peanut will increase protein, but not unwanted fat. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take protein powder?

Is it dangerous to take protein powder?

Protein supplements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been known that some protein powders are embellished with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more