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dangers of high protein intake and kidney damage

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Created July 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM

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I'm new to the paleo diet and would like to get an opinion on the dangers of high protein intake and kidney damage. I understand ketosis may cause the body to form dangerous compounds known as ketones, which can cause organs, specifically kidneys, to fail. Ketosis is believed to be avoided by consuming a minimum of 100 grams of carbohydrates per day. Dosen't the paleo diet limit carb intake?

Should I be worried?

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excellent, thanks for the answer. I think after reading this paper http://www.jissn.com/content/1/1/45 I've realised that ketosis doesn't damage anything, I'm talking about ketoacidosis

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No, the paleo diet is not about carbohydrate restriction. You can be high-carb or low-carb paleo. Most of the people referenced in paleo literature, like the Kitavans or the Bushman, eat plenty of carbohydrates.

Either way, Robb Wolf has a great article about the kidney issue.

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excellent, thanks for the answer. I think after reading this paper http://www.jissn.com/content/1/1/45 I've realised that ketosis doesn't damage anything, I'm talking about ketoacidosis

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