You really don’t need a great deal of protein in order to be well which brings me to the worrying trend of the high protein diets including protein powders, soy isolates and shakes. Too much protein intake together with a low fat diet can lead to vitamin A deficiency, it burdens the digestive system and has been linked to cancer. (16) Unfermented processed soy ‘foods’ are problematic for a number of reasons- from blocking protein digestion to hormone disruption.
This article delves into the world of protein - the building blocks of nature without which we would have no structure, strength, motion or Emotional resilience. Protein is essential not only for tissue and muscle integrity but also immune, mental & emotional health, detoxification, energy production and so much more. Having some knowledge of the many functions of protein in your body can help us to better understand the signs and symptoms of deficiency when they occur.
Jillaine is passionate about Traditional FOOD AS MEDICINE. She lives on an organic farm in Cygnet Tasmania.