Help can't use regular protein drinks need suggestion!!!

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    Apr 28, 2008 6:25 AM GMT
    Ok so I have prostatitis which is the chronic inflamation of the prostate. And I am supposed to avoid anything that can irritate the bladder which is pretty much anything lol. But i have inder control, and I really wanted to get serious in working out again so I bought some protein shakes. I bought a mix stuff if Muscle Milk but it bothered my prostate soooo bad! it was almost debilitating. I am not sure if it was the excess protein, or chemicals, or what. But what I was wondering was if there was anything I could use that is i dont know not rough on the kidneys, bladder, ect. would appreciate any feedback. Or if anyone knew of a more natural equivalent ?

  • Apr 28, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    Not sure if it'll help, but I found this link.

    http://www.goaskalice.com/1330.html
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    Apr 28, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    Can you eat your protein rather than drink it? Perhaps adding more fiber to your diet to balance the protein might help.
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    Apr 28, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Yeah I can eat my protein with no problem its just hard to just keep eating steak all day long you know what I mean. I Like being able to drink a shake for that extra boost. But i am still trying to find one that doesn't mess up with my system
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    Apr 28, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    Also I was trying to weight train with the least amount of chemicals and supplements. Personally I just dont know the long term effects of a lot of them and dont know what they will do exactly because there is always a down side to every chemical you put in your body. I was wondering if someone could give me a more natural approach of just tell me what some good supplements are that dont cause a lot of problems. And I also kind of see it was cheating you know, but that could be brainwashing on my part
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    I think trying to eliminate chemicals and supplements is a great idea, actually. And I'm saying this as someone who's run experiments with a lot of supplements over the decades (legal ones, that is). Most are just crap - except for protein.

    Like you tho, I had to back off the protein supplements, but for a different reason. My GI tract just finally said no. Since then, I've had to get more creative with food, but it is completely doable.

    The key thing is: you have make the time to become a cook! I resisted this for years, thinking I just didn't have the time. But while it seems like a lot of time at first, when you practice with the same dish, the 3rd or 4th time you make it will take you about 1/3 of the time it took when you first tried it.

    When you start making more of your own food, you can tailor it to your needs. For example, since turkey is now the cheapest source of protein, I've become really creative with it (turkey scrambles, turkey stir fry, turkey sandwiches, etc.), and I can tailor the proper fat/carb/protein ratios for each one.

    Don't know if this will work for you, but after resisting cooking for years, I've finally broken down and I don't miss the shakes at all; I've even broken thru a bodybuilding plateau I was hovering at for three years.
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    Apr 28, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    ItsMyLife saidYeah I can eat my protein with no problem its just hard to just keep eating steak all day long you know what I mean. I Like being able to drink a shake for that extra boost. But i am still trying to find one that doesn't mess up with my system


    Mmmmmmmmm.. steak all day long....
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    Apr 30, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
    I'm a pretty big fan of Ruth's Hemp powder-- sounds wacky, I know.
    But it's a very clean, easily absorbed source of protein and amino acids. A little nutty tasting but you get used to it, and you can always mix in a smoothie if it really does bug you.

    here's a link:

    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=R3-1002&st=cs&source=FG&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=R3-1002

    good luck, man.
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    May 01, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    I don't know what kind of proteins MM uses in their formula, but you might want to try just a basic whey protein like Optimum Nutrition, or even go to trueprotein.com and see what they have there.

    You might even be able to call them, explain your situation and see if they have suggestions on anything that would work for you.

    But as others have said, there are numerous types of protein out there, so as painful as it might be, you may have to experiment in small doses to find what works for you.

    And sorry to hear about your condition man, at 19 that's gotta suck. Hope that you can get it under control.

    Oh, yeah, and I'm with you on avoiding chemicals and anything "extra" that my body doesn't need to build muscle.
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    May 04, 2008 12:28 PM GMT
    A comment was made earlier that referred to Optimum Nutrition. I used to mix Muscle Milk after each workout and switched to Optimum Nutrition, which is highly recommended at other Body Building Sites. I seem to get better results and believe OptNutrition also contains less sugar. Before you try this or that, perhaps you should consult your doctor or seek advice from a qualified nutritionist..that may be the safest bet. They may be able to specify what substances you need to avoid. Good luck bud!
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    May 04, 2008 2:04 PM GMT
    I use Living Harvest Hemp Protein. Not as much protein per serving as Whey, but naturally organic and no artificial or animal products. Here's a great smoothie recipe...

    1 cup Soy Milk (or Rice Milk or hemp milk)
    1 cup OJ
    1 banana
    1 pear
    1 Scoop Living Harvest Plain Hemp Protein Powder
    1 Tablespoon Powdered Greens

    Let me know what you think.

    Peace,
    Den