Researchers show that a high-protein diet does not affect kidney function

Finally, something I can refer to every time someone tells me that trying out zero-carb carnivore way of eating will cause kidney damage.

I have started my carnivore journey on January 2, 2018 to try it as an elimination diet. With my autoimmune disorders I have to constantly look for ways to lower inflammation and to balance out my immune system, to heal. I have researched and tried every way of eating that promised to be healing and all worked to an extent, but at some point my symptoms would come back.

As a carnivore, all you eat is meat and animal products, so it is very easy after a month on this diet to start reintroducing vegetables one by one to see which ones affect you.

An interesting part is that I am now at a day 23 and can not imagine stopping. I feel that great! More importantly according to many carnivores, the most benefits of this WOE do not even kick in until after about 3 months. I am eating only beef, lamb, bison, some raw goat and sheep cheese, some fish, bacon and eggs. I did eat chicken in the beginning, but it did not make me feel as good as meat.

Coming across great research like this really helps me in making the right decisions for my health and in this case to meat or not to meat 🙂

A widely held and controversial myth that high-protein diets may cause kidney damage in healthy adults has been debunked by scientists at McMaster University,

“It’s a concept that’s been around for at least 50 years and you hear it all the time: higher protein diets cause kidney disease,” says Stuart Phillips, a professor of kinesiology at McMaster who oversaw the study.

“The fact is, however, that there’s just no evidence to support this hypothesis in fact, the evidence shows the contrary is true: higher protein increases, not decreases, kidney function,” he says.

I am copying the links below, one to the article summarizing the research and the other link is to the actual paper published in The Journal of Nutrition in November 2018.


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To your health,


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