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Myth-Busting: Why High Protein Intake Isn't Unhealthy | PD Podcast Ep.72

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Today's episode is on a question that gets asked quite a bit—is a high protein diet unhealthy? Protein does not have stored reserves like fats and carbs. This is why adequate protein intake is so important. Listen in as Austin, Alex, and Sue dive into their own protein intake, protein distribution, and pitfalls of too much or too little, plus a funny story from Alex.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode.


(0:00) Intro

(0:23) A quick disclaimer

(0:52) What is protein?

(1:46) What was our protein intake like when we were first starting out?

(11:50) What is considered 'high' protein intake?

(20:32) Is high protein intake bad for your liver or kidneys?

(22:25) How should we distribute our protein intake over the course of a day?

(34:11) Pitfalls of having protein intake too low or too high

(41:55) Is high protein detrimental to bone health?

(46:24) Final thoughts & wrap-up

Additional Resources:

Dr. Ben House's Website -

MASS Research Review -

5 Tips for Cooking Protein (Improve Taste & Shelf Life) -

The effects of consuming a high protein diet (4.4 g/kg/d) on body composition in resistance-trained individuals -

Case Reports on Well-Trained Bodybuilders: Two Years on a High Protein Diet -

High protein consumption in trained women: bad to the bone? -

Check out the PD Nutrition Calculator -

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