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With all the meat some people eat, there probably is an excess of protein, so I wondered what the body does with it.<br><br>
Can it be turned into useful chemicals, or is it just got rid of?
 

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I don't have all the details but too much protein isn't healthy. It can cause damage to the kidney and liver as they overwork to excrete any excess intake.<br><br>
It also make the body acidic.<br><br>
Too much fatty animal protein is also harmful for the digestive system and causes colon cancer.
 

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Excess protein can be converted into glucose for energy, but the process is much more taxing on your body, particularly your liver, than using either glucose directly (carbohydrates) or even fat. It is the least efficient of the three sources of energy. Unless your lifestyle requires a large amount of regular tissue repair, it's probably best not to overdo the protein.<br><br>
The exact nature of the process and it's effects is still highly debated though.<br><br>
The process is called gluconeogenesis if you'd like to research it further.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Shyvas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3106371"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It also make the body acidic.</div>
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I've always wondered about comments like this... What exactly becomes acidic? Since you mentioned the kidneys, I'm guessing the blood becomes more acidic?
 

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ah, there becomes a buildup of ketones. This article is from 2002, so the nutrition stuff isn't 100%, but:<br><br><a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=50900" target="_blank">http://www.medicinenet.com/script/ma...ticlekey=50900</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">...a diet in which protein makes up more than 30% of your caloric intake causes a buildup of toxic ketones. So-called ketogenic diets can thrust your kidneys into overdrive in order to flush these ketones from your body. As your kidneys rid your body of these toxic ketones, you can lose a significant amount of water, which puts you at risk of dehydration, particularly if you exercise heavily.</div>
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I've always wondered about comments like this... What exactly becomes acidic? Since you mentioned the kidneys, I'm guessing the blood becomes more acidic?</div>
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Dr Kousmine explains it in her book. It is quite a popular method to restore the body's ideal PH.<br><br><a href="http://www.pureinsideout.com/kousmine-budwig-breakfast.html" target="_blank">http://www.pureinsideout.com/kousmin...breakfast.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mcvitamins.com/is-your-body-too-acid.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mcvitamins.com/is-your-body-too-acid.htm</a>
 

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I've always wondered about comments like this... What exactly becomes acidic? Since you mentioned the kidneys, I'm guessing the blood becomes more acidic?</div>
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Uric acid.
 

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Yeah, a wiki search of that doctor clarifies, acidic blood. I was just curious as I always hear "your body is too acidic" but that is so vague and certain parts, obviously, need to be acidic...
 
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