Re: Too much protein. Hey, Boomer! Hey, what?
Posted by boomer on March 22, 1997 at 18:03:19:
In Reply to: Re: Too much protein. Hey, Boomer! posted by FrogTech on March 22, 1997 at 11:48:40:
: Hey, Boomer -- Thanks for the post! What kind of doctor are you? PLEASE e-mail me -- I'd like to learn how to become 1 of your patients!
I am not a doctor, nor do I want to be one. If I was I would have to kick my own ass on a daily basis for being so ignorant.
I am not sure what my title really is. I am studying for my masters in nutrition at the present time. I hesitate to call myself a "Nutritionist"
because these people are usually just as damn ignorant as doctors. I guess my title is Nutritional Consultant. I run a vitamin and herb
supplement company, in addition to the "patients" I see. I work with a Naturopathic Physician who was a Mr America in the 50s, and he has a
radio show on health and fitness. The people we see come for many reasons. Many have a major medical problem, and have been totally screwed
by traditinal medicine, or they want to get off of the stacks of medication their financially motivated doctors give them. Many come for help
with weight loss, and many come for help with building muscle. I basically teach people how to eat correctly for their own condition or concern,
how to train correctly, and how to use supplements to maximize health and/or perfromance. In fact, I do lectures for the Multiple Sclerosis
Society, and my supplement regimen is recommended be to those who register to this group nationally. My passion is bodybuilding nutrition. I get
a lot of people who need training help, need diet help, or need advice on anabolics. I am very good in these areas. I even help some of the pro
athletes in my area. I love my job.
I do have to be careful because the AMA wants to get rid of me. They have tried to accuse me of practicing medicine without a license before. This was
because I helped someone get off cholesterol and High BP medication with diet and exercise. The patients regular doctor had a fit and said that my
diet would kill this person because I had them using flax oil and cutout some of this persons crappy carbs. The problem was that this doctor was
mad that I did what he has no idea how to do, and he thought all fat is bad fat. Fuckin idioit. No wonder my boss with the radio show says " whatever
you do, don't get sick. Most doctors are a nightmare." every night on the radio. If they knew I was telling people how to safely and effectively use
steroids, they would probably try to execute me.
: One thing -- you said soy is good protein. Dan Duchaine's BodyOpus says that Soy sucks. You both agree that Whey is great, but why do you disagree about Soy?
Good question. I would never trade in my ion-ex whey protein for soy, but it is a good idea to use both. Yes, Dan is right in saying that soy can
be one of the lower quality proteins, but there are some forms that are better. These soy isolates have a higher level of glutamine than whey, and
are much less expensive. There are some other properties with soy that are pretty cool, too. First of all, I think any female or any steroid using
bodybuilder who is not using some soy is making a huge mistake. Soy contains a chemical called isoflavones. These plant chemicals act as phyto-
estrogens, or weak forms of estrogen in the body. These phytoestrogens will bind with receptor sites in the fat stores and breast tissue. By binding
to these receptors, the natural estrogen in your body is blocked from attaching here. This minimizes the effects of estrogen in these areas. That
means less of a chance of female pattern fat storage(lower body), bitch tits, and breast cancer for women. No shit! Also, soy is easier on the body
and it has been proven to lower cholesterol levels. For women, in addition to the reduced breast and endometrial cancer risk, soy does a great job
of balancing hormone levels. This will lead to less PMS and menopause symptoms. My wife needs about three fuckin buckets a day of this protein to
balance her, but small amounts can help. It may also help reduce prostate cancer risk.
I would never choose soy over the better whey proteins, but I do recommend adding some to your diet. Whey is definitely superior to even solid food
for muscle building, but adding 20 grams of soy protein twice a day to your liquid meals is a smart thing to do.
By the whey (ha ha), you will soon see a few major manufacturers of whey and soy protein combinations. You can also buy these combined together from
Unique and his mail order supplement business - Mass Quantities. Look for his posts on this board, or use a search engine to find them if you