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How and Why Too Much Protein Triggers Aging and Cancer

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  • mTOR is an ancient molecular signaling pathway that is responsible for either growth or repair, depending on whether it is stimulated or inhibited
  • To upregulate maintenance and repair, boost longevity, and reduce your risk for cancer, you need to suppress the mTOR pathway, and the most efficient way to do this is to limit your protein intake
  • For longevity, aim for a diet high in healthy fats, low in net carbs, with moderate amounts of high quality protein. Ideally no more than about 1 gram per kilo of lean body mass

By Dr. Mercola

Anti-aging expert Ron Rosedale, M.D., was among the first to warn people about the dangers of eating too much protein — a stance that has received a fair share of criticism over the years, although mounting research now offers strong support for this notion.

He was the first to help me understand the importance of insulin in 1995 and more recently the importance of protein and mTOR as discussed in the above video. I consider him my most important nutritional mentor.

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