I have been scouring the interwebs looking for information regarding protein intolerance and what it means when going paleo. Does anyone have any information regarding it?
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on March 12, 2013
at 10:21 PM
Do you mean lysinuric protein intolerance? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysinuric_protein_intolerance
From that Wikipedia article, people with this genetic disease are unable to absorb ornithine, arginine, and lysine.
Taking the supplement citrulline is the main treatment for those with this disease, and it seems to improve the absorption of the previously-mentioned amino acids.
With all that said, if I had this disease, I'd ensure that I received a majority of my calories from fat and only take in the amount of protein I can safely tolerate. That means lots of ultra-fatty steaks, coconut products, butter, etc.
on April 24, 2013
at 04:52 AM
Are you talking about the tick-caused meat allergy that's on the rise?
For paleo it would mean avoiding red meat. Fish and chicken are apparently safe to eat if you have this (tragic) affliction.