Protein + Glucose #2
Protein poisoning is caused by excessive protein minus carbs and fat.
Drinking too much water makes a bad situation worse.
Elmer Verner McCollum (The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of Vitality and Health, 1922) wrote …
“When the animals were changed to the milk-glucose diet, both the psychical and physical attitude underwent a great change. They no longer held their heads in their hands, but assumed an erect posture and were alert and bright, and showed a keen interest in their surroundings. Their appetites became sharp and the food was consumed with more avidity. The eyes, which were dull and lusterless while on the egg diet, became bright. They no longer attempted to chew the woodwork of the cage. The products of putrefaction of protein almost disappeared from the urine. The evidence from human experience seems sufficient to warrant the conclusion that similar changes in the diet of man induce similar modification in the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract. One may safely conclude that excessive consumption of meat, with but small and insignificant amounts of carbohydrates, tends to promote the generation of toxic substances which induce lethargy in both man and animals.”
According to the same source …
“It appears that the carnivorous peoples have much the same attitude toward physical exertion as have carnivorous animals. When well fed they are lethargic and remain idle, or do work that requires little exertion. They bestir themselves only when pressed by hunger to do so. Dr. Grenfell [Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, a medical missionary to Newfoundland] states that the Eskimo is an inferior fisherman and will catch one fish to a white man’s ten. This we may safely attribute, in part at least, to intoxication from poisons of bacterial origin, due to putrefaction of protein in the intestine.”
This intoxication mainly involves two metabolites of tryptophan — fecal indole and skatole.
My intro to these two intestinal degradation compounds was in the 1970s, while being certified as a “super duper pooper scooper” in Mesa, Arizona, by Dr. Merrill Roy.