I eat a heavy animal protein diet, and I do not have ANY intestinal issues... Can someone point to articles that show eating animal protein is unhealthy? Particularly for folks who have ApoE4 - either one or two?
I'm no expert, Mike, but off the top of my head I can think of two ways in which excess
animal protein could be detrimental for us.
-Gluconeogenesis, or the process by which excess protein is turned into glucose. Given the enormous amount of protein you eat and your diabetes DX, this could be a real issue for you. E4 carriers are even more susceptible to elevated glycemic markers given our early reduction of cerebral glucose utilization aggravated by insulin resistance.
-mTor Activation, which is associated with decreased longevity and cancer. Dr. Ron Rosedale describes this pathway here.
Our genotype is already inversely correlated with longevity. I would be hesitant to further hasten that process.