I have a love-hate attitude about News Gathering Services. They pull it all together and make it easy for you to see the information you want – but – and here is the VERY BIG BUT – The Squib or Short Description often is a biased lead in to the article. It is designed to hook you in to read the damnable article. On some services – they at least identify it as “Sponsored.”

Here’s one that got my dander up.

An Easy Way Diabetics On High Protein Low Carb Diets Can Avoid Early Symptoms Of Kidney Failure
The American Diabetes Association insists patients with type 2 diabetes should not go on a high protein diet as a means for weight loss because of the unknown long-term effects of protein intake on kidneys.

Please tell me where a VLCHF diet is a High Protein Diet. And tell me – what the hell is “high protein?”

The article from EmaxHealth is a prime example: 

Early signs of kidney failure often have no symptoms and can easily go undetected until they are very advanced, according to the National Kidney Foundation.

Poor Diet Recommendations Are The Cause

All too often with diabetic patients the primary focus is on blood sugar control when it comes to diet recommendations. Practitioners often recommend a high protein, low carbohydrate diet to keep glucose levels low and it’s killing the kidneys.
According to Mayo Clinic findings, some high-protein, high fat diets are stressful on the digestive system and the kidneys. These diets include animal protein and dairy products, which are high in fat, contributing to other factors of the disease such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease.

The American Diabetes Association insists patients with type 2 diabetes should not go on a high protein diet as a means for weight loss because of the unknown long-term effects of protein intake on kidneys. High-protein diets worsen kidney function in diabetics because the body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism. 

OK – I’m ranting. I’ll stop.

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