Protein Energy Malnutrition
Protein energy malnutrition can have significant lifelong effects Protein malnutrition is detrimental at any point in life, but prenatally it can have significant lifelong effects. Diets that consist of less than 10% protein in utero have also been linked with many brain deficits, including decreased brain weight and impaired communication within the brain. Even mild protein malnutrition has been shown to have lasting significant effects, including::
• Decreased brain size with impaired neo cortical plasticity
• Decreased sperm quality
• Low Birth Weight
• Decreased cardiac energy
• T cell depletion
• Oxidative stress
• Increased passive stiffness in skeletal muscles
The most common co-morbid conditions are diarrhea and malaria but a variety have been noted, including sepsis, severe anemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, scabies, chronic ear infections, rickets, and keratomalacia.
Associated malnutrition deficiencies
Other severe malnutrition deficiencies associated with kwashiorkor include scurvy, beri beri, pellagra, rickets, vitamin A, E and K deficiency and mineral deficiencies. In addition when humans try to eat like other primates they can not extract enough calories to live healthily.
Up to 50% of women who exclusively eat raw foods develop a lack of menstruation, a sign the body does not have enough energy to support a pregnancy.
yogurt cream cheese cheesecake bites
1/3 c yogurt cheese
2-3 graham crackers (snapped to smallest size) 1 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
fresh strawberries or any desired fruit
Do not forget to consume your drained acid whey. It can be remixed in yogurt, milk or even water for an energy, immune and repair boost!