Well, I can only speak for myself and the few others I know on this forum, but to say that we here at t-mag are not educated is, to say the least, an incredibly dumb thing to say. I myself have a MS in Nutrition science from the University of Tennessee, and will be graduating with my Doctorate of Pharmacy degree this May from Mercer University in Atlanta. Many others on this forum hold post-graduate degrees as well. The information we give is not a mantra, but rather insightful information garnered from both our substantial academic careers and our many years of real world training, trial and error, and reading on the subjects of bodybuilding OUTSIDE of our academic career. The burden of proof for protein being injurious to the body should be on those making the accusation. Show me one, jut one published journal article which shows protein causes negative renal effects. There aren’t any, I have looked and looked. Show me one attibuting osteoporosis to excessive protein intake. You won’t find them. By the way, the myth of excess protein leading to nephron damage comes from a faulty assumption, being elevated albumin, BUN, and SCr are markers for disease states in normal individuals. Not BECAUSE of the protein ingested, but because something is wrong WITH the kidney do these levels go up in normal people eating standard diets. When a bodybuilder comes in and has high levels of these markers, it is ASSUMED his kidneys are unhealthy, when in fact his body produces more of these things in greater QUANTITY, thus the greater excretion and higher levels. So its a bit of reverse, faulty logic. As a clinician, you should assess the patient’s lean body mass, as well as ask him/her their nutritional status before jumping to conclusions.
In regards to spouting “mantras”, it does seem like, due to a lack of proof, the mantra is being chanted from the other side.