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how might insufficient or excessive amounts of protein, carbohydrates,

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how might insufficient or excessive amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats, or fibers contibute to one's health or illness?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 2 years ago.
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Are you not taking in the proper nutrients?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no. maybe not enough. can you please answer the question.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 2 years ago.
Insufficient intake of proper nutrients can limit the body's immunity, limit the body's ability to rebuild itself from daily punishment so that your muscles do not rebuild, it can cause you to have bowel problems, infections, decreases your ability to think and remember things - so essentially without proper nutrients, vitamins, and the building blocks of life such as protein, your body can wither away.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i thought you were going to be more specific about each topic concerning excessive or issuficient use.For example, explain will proteins do to the body, excessive or insufficient, and the same with the other topics, such as carbohydrates, fats, and fiber, in reference to health and illness.Can you be more specific about each item in the health and illness category.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Not enough protein...more tissue repair. Muscle wasting. Amino acid deficiencies which can disrupt neurotransmitter balance. Too much protein chronically [typical of the American diet] hard on the kidneys, promotes the progression of renal failure, gout, and probably promotes cancer. Also exposure due to environmental toxicity from animal protein and the fat...eating higher in the food chain.
Carbohydrates: depends on what type...refined carbs, destabilized blood sugar and are relatively without nutrients so deprive you of the calories that have nutrients from whole plant food. Good carbs/complex carbs...stabilized blood sugar and are generally plant foods with lots of phytonuturients...healthy........

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