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Paleo and protein intolerance

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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 14, 2013
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Oh, and I wasn't aware that there was a "general" kind of protein intolerance hahaha. But, off the top of my head, if there's a specific protein that one is intolerant of (e.g., casein in cow's milk, protein in eggs), the best thing to do is to not consume that particular food. Trial and error, I guess. If it's just protein in general,I'd mess around with my original comment. I'd see if citrulline could help, and I'd have more fat and a bit less protein. Sorry, there's very little info on the web. Hope this helps.

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at 02:13 AM

@MPie - Thanks MPie. I wasn't aware there was a specific type of protein intolerance as all my searches tend to yield a generic and general intolerance. Is there any information regarding broader protein intolerance?

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on March 12, 2013
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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.

8d386bf2c5ba20fcc1a2a0c805b217c9

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on March 14, 2013
at 02:26 PM

Oh, and I wasn't aware that there was a "general" kind of protein intolerance hahaha. But, off the top of my head, if there's a specific protein that one is intolerant of (e.g., casein in cow's milk, protein in eggs), the best thing to do is to not consume that particular food. Trial and error, I guess. If it's just protein in general,I'd mess around with my original comment. I'd see if citrulline could help, and I'd have more fat and a bit less protein. Sorry, there's very little info on the web. Hope this helps.

E7e9ad63fc055b4b4a8fafc2aa6f860d

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on March 13, 2013
at 02:13 AM

@MPie - Thanks MPie. I wasn't aware there was a specific type of protein intolerance as all my searches tend to yield a generic and general intolerance. Is there any information regarding broader protein intolerance?

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on April 24, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Are you talking about the tick-caused meat allergy that's on the rise?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/21/165633003/rare-meat-allergy-caused-by-tick-bites-may-be-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.

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