Rationale for Protein Key™
In the wild, humans would consume little carbohydrates other than the
glycogen in the tissues of the animals they hunted and scavenged. This
genetic design is fixed and absolute, and has not "evolved" in order to
prosper on soda pops and Twinkies. A continuous diet of foods we are not
designed for creates a metabolic and genetic stress that eventually
manifests in a host of degenerative diseases.
Particularly in adult life, various maladies come in groupings, such as
dental disease, obesity, infections, digestive problems, poor energy, skin
and hair problems, allergies, etc. These groupings of maladies take on
many forms (are pleomorphic), and the cause cannot be readily identified
(idiopathic). Such decline in health is manifest in many ways and can
usually be linked to longstanding improper (genetically inappropriate)
nutrition. Early in life, the body can mask these deficiencies due to
youthful resilience and reserves. But as time passes and these
capabilities wane, vulnerability to ill health manifests. Since the
modern refined carbohydrate diet effectively displaces proper protein
and micronutrient nutrition, it lies at the root of such adult onset ill
It is known that sugars and starch (a polysugar) are prominent causes of
dental disease, adult onset diabetes, obesity, premature aging, and
susceptibility to virtually all diseases including the leading killers,
heart disease and cancer. Carboydrates are an insidious undertow against
every effort made to achieve health. Excess carbohydrates interfere
with the metabolism of vitamin C, a critical factor to the immune
system, numerous biochemical pathways, and the health of blood vessels
and connective tissue. When heat processed in commercial foods, starch
sugars create organ-toxic, age-accelerating, and carcinogenic compounds
such as acrylamides and advanced glycation end products (AGEs).
Protein Key™ meals will help you break from this mold, by
reintroducing the body to natural, healthy proteins, lipids, and a rich
spectrum of micronutrients. By achieving the diet we are genetically
programmed for, much greater health is possible.
Left: Cross section of a starch granule magnified 5000 times.
Each layer contains starch molecules that convert to sugar in the body.
Such starch granules are found in potatoes, peas, buckwheat, grains,
tapioca, and other plants.
Right: A section of an unfolded starch molecule that results when
starchy foods are cooked. Notice that the molecule is nothing more than
a chain of sugars. High doses of sugars from starches create metabolic
havoc and disease.
Protein: This is an example of a complex protein chain as found
in Protein Key™. In contrast to starch, which is simply a chain of many
sugars, proteins are made up of over 20 amino acids that are critical to
body function and structure. They impact immunity, strength, brain
function, energy, and the structure of every cell in the body. They also
create enzymes, without which life would be impossible.
Amino Acids: Unlike glucose, which only carries energy, the
twenty-plus amino acids are essential for myriad metabolic and
structural functions, and can be converted to energy as needed.
The food industry is one that is driven by trends. One company develops a
slogan and forms a niche, and then other companies develop like
products to garner a piece of the pie. The actual health value of the
trend is often never actually examined, other than superficially. Health
falls secondary to the profit potential.
The proof is in nearly every aisle of your local grocery store.
By contrast, the impetus behind Protein Key™ is health, it is not just another me-too product on a bandwagon trend. In fact, Protein Key™
stands fundamentally in opposition to the composite of
sugar-starch-additive marketing trends that have accumulated during our
We at Protein Key™ do no
market analyses, rather, we do what is health-right using reason
and good science.