Protein Powders Rob Your Health

by Sarah Pope MGA Affiliate linksHealthy LivingComments: 9

whey protein powder
I was planning to blog about the dangers of protein powders and other high protein snackie foods, and saw this email from Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation to all Chapter Leaders. I couldn’t have said it any better. Consuming these high protein foods like protein powder is a huge risk to your health. It is best to completely bypass the high protein aisle at the healthfood store. If you need some protein, do what traditional peoples did: eat meat or eggs.

Dirty Secrets of Protein Powder Processing

Why protein powder is unhealthy:

1. High-protein, low fat results in the depletion of fat-soluble vitamins, particularly vitamin A. Ask Randy Roach, a body builder who became blind using protein drinks. Filed as top secret in U.S. government files: People in Guatemala became blind when given skim milk powder as food aide.

2. High protein processed foods cause autoimmune problems, fatigue, thyroid problems, cancer, etc. The most fundamental lesson of traditional cultures: they never ate lean meat.

3. Proteins are very fragile–high temperature processing denatures the  proteins, the body must mount an immune response.

4. Lots of additives, carcinogens formed during processing (nitrates, etc.) Others added to these powdered mixtures. Tend to be high in MSG (also
formed during processing)

5. Where does the whey protein powder come from?? It is the waste product of conventional cheese making, confinement cows, etc. This is a similar story for other protein powders. They are a waste product from manufacturing something else. Soy protein is a waste product from making soy oil, etc.

This protein powder thing is scary as this stuff is not REAL FOOD! It is amazing that health-oriented people are so scammed by the protein powder fad. If you can’t make it in your kitchen, isn’t that a huge red flag that this is a factory food that is best avoided?

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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