Sunday, December 11, 2011
I just wanted to congratulate Stephanie Romine for her excellent article “The Worst Diet Scams of 2011.” While some people may be offended if their favorite weight-loss method is questioned, it is better to know what approaches are flawed rather than waste money on something that won’t help you and in some cases may endanger your health. One of the “Rip-Offs Staphanie Cited was Protein-pushing. When I read this, I wondered how many people who eat excess protein because they exercise will pay attention to this.
When a person does vigorous exercise, a protective mechanism within in your cells becomes active. Known as p53, this cellular sentry kills cells that are likely become cancerous mutations. To help p53 accomplish its job, the body downregulates hormones involved in making cells grow. When you eat protein right after and/or before exercising, you upregulate these growth hormones – making it difficult for your natural cancer protective mechanism to function.
I am involved in the studies that have shed light on the dangers of excess protein. If anyone wants to hear more, please send me a message.
Usually I am content to just play a supportive role here at SPARKPEOPLE, but it made me sad to hear that some people here eat way more protein than they need and may be taking unnecessary risk.