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Doctor insights on: Protein Diets Lead Heart Amyloidosis

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Yes: High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it. In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods! ...Read more

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Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes. ...Read more

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Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Moderation: Everything in moderation...Your kidneys can be overwhelmed by the intake of large amounts of proteins. ...Read more

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Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Heart failure : Right sided hf can lead to swelling of intestines and then poor nutrient absorption. This can go along with abdominal bloating. If this is happening or if you have difficulty breathing with exercise, you need more water taken off. I like to use (lots of) Aldactone (spironolactone) for this. Also check to see if you are losing protein in your urine. ...Read more

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Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet ?

Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet ?

Possibly : Observational studies suggest that following a vegan diet can help improve coronary atherosclerosis. http://www.healthyhearthealthyplanet.com/wordpress1/a-way-to-reverse-coronary-artery-disease/ ...Read more

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Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

Depends on type : It depends the type of fats. Saturated fats have long been blamed as a cause of heart disease but the best current evidence is the fat most implicated is synthetic trans fats. However, when polyunsaturated vegetable oils are fried they also become toxic ; cause heart disease. See http://bit.Ly/1bgp8bx ; http://bit.Ly/17ooud3 ; http://bit.Ly/19jykvj ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read more

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Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Probably okay: I don't know of any contraindications to high protein, low carb diet in nf type 1 or 2. However, still trust the advice of your neurologist, and of course be sure you don't have any other health conditions that could contraindicate this diet (liver disease, e.g.). Enjoy your healthy lifestyle, and good luck! ...Read more

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Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

See details: Exercise and significant weight loss can markedly decrease the fatty deposits but are unlikely to cure the condition. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes overload liver?

Do protein shakes overload liver?

No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories. ...Read more

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Could taking 1g - 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight cause liver or kidney damage?

Could taking 1g - 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight cause liver or kidney damage?

Protein ingestion: The amount of protein intake in your question is not toxic to the your liver or kidneys, if they are not diseased. If they are, discuss your question with a physician who knows both your kidney and liver function for a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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Does protein cause high cholesterol? Can foods high in protein cause high cholesterol? .

No: Food high in saturated fats will raise cholesterol even if the food is high in protein. Foods high in protein but not in fats do not raise cholesterol. ...Read more

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Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)

60 grams QD or so: No sugar, keep carbs to about 20 per meal. This is the equvialent of a slice of bread or an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti per meal fatty liver is caused to a large degree by the production in the liver of triglycerides in the process of storing sugars. Fructose is the worst of the sugars because it cannot be directly burned in the krebs cycle must first be stored as trig by liver. ...Read more

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Plz help giving details of beta amyloid protein and tau protein in celebral artery?

Proteins: That are formed and released in the brain as a result of inflammation of brain tissue. The underlying cause is what is known as oxidative stress. That essentially means that the brain is using oxygen inefficiently. Surprisingly it is due to relative vitamin deficiency from consumption of empty calories for years. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

A condition where there is a build up of amyloid proteins (considered an abnormal protein) in the heart, kidneys, ...Read more