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Chew on This with Kim Barnouin: Dangers of Too Much Protein & Copper Cup Toxicity

Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on dangers of too much protein, toxicity of copper cups, and the almost-unbelievable story of a woman who had 27 sets of contacts in her eyes.

Can You Die from Too Much Protein?

Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old fitness competitor, died after taking in too much protein.

She suffered from a urea cycle disorder that affects 1 in 8,500 people (most go un-diagnosed).

When taking excessive protein, it can cause a build-up of ammonia in the blood and lead to a loss of brain function. Dr. Friedman and Kim also share the health risks of too much protein consumption with people that aren't afflicted with this genetic disorder.

Moscow Mule Fan? Beware These Dangers

Attention Moscow Mule fans: the solid copper mug that has become the signature cup for this popular alcoholic drink is unsafe and could be poisoning you!

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division examined what happens when copper mixes with liquids like wine, vodka, fruit juice and lemons. These low pH items can leach the copper out of the cup and into the beverage, creating toxicity to those who drink it.

So many people, even those who eat and drink healthy items, don't realize that the plates, cups, pots and pans they use can have negative effects on health.

Take Out Your Contacts!

A 67-year-old woman goes in for cataract surgery and the doctor removes 27 contact lenses from her eyes.  

She had no  idea they were in her eyes until the surgeon extracted them. Dr. Friedman and Kim discuss this humorous story but also delve into the serious dangers of leaving contact lenses in your eyes overnight.  

Don't miss these intriguing topics!
Chew on This with Kim Barnouin: Dangers of Too Much Protein & Copper Cup Toxicity
Kim Barnouin
Kim BarnouinBefore she was a Skinny Bitch, Kim Barnouin was a high school drop-out turned model who only crossed paths with a vegetable on her pizza. Today she is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Skinny Bitch, with its sequels Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Skinny Bitch: Just Bitchin, and a line of fitness DVDs.

As a kid, Kim used to spit veggies into her napkin. As a young adult, she couldn't get enough of earth's treats. It was during this transition that Kim became obsessed with nutrition. She got her hands on every book and enrolled in a Bachelor's program in Natural Health. 

She wouldn't stop there. 

This retired beach bum went on to receive a Master's in Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her PhD. Learning about how food affects and heals many diseases and illnesses was something she wanted to share with everyone.