High-Protein Diets Can Hurt Kidneys
Damage Stems From Proteins Found in Meat
"We tell people they shouldn't do this program without first getting a physical and be monitored by their doctors, and those with mild renal insufficiency need to be under a doctor's supervision because they can't take in as much protein as the program offers in the induction phase," Heimowitz tells WebMD. "And we already say that in our books and on our web site. They can still follow an Atkins-type weight-loss plan by choosing healthy fats and healthy carbohydrates but will lose weight at a slower pace."