Discussions that mention potassium

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i have never seen a study showing "clear toxicity of soy" or even close, and have seen many many things to make me believe it is beneficial in many ways. but we've been through this before so it's up to anyone who cares to do their own research, i don't have time to rehash the whole thing.

some further information on ketosis:

Unlike most cells, the brain and nerve cells can't use fatty acids for fuel, and they need glucose (from carbodohydrates). Liver and muscle cells must also break down to some extent, because some of their amino acids suffer. This is a big waste of your body protein. The accelerated breakdown of protein increases the amount of nitrogen that gets excreted, and in order to dilute that nitrogen to levels the kidneys can handle, water is drawn from the rest of the body.
Protein breakdown can cause cellular potassium to be excreted in the urine, which can in turn cause dizziness, fatigue and, if severe enough, heart arrhythmia.

Only about 5 percent by weight of a fat molecule can be converted into glucose, and using fat to make glucose overloads the body with free fatty acids (the 95 percent that can't be used). After several days your body shifts to a state of ketosis, during which it converts accumulated fatty-acid and some amino-acid fragments into ketone bodies, a fuel alternative to glucose. Ketone bodies (toxins)- are strong organic acids and can lead to acidosis (high levels of blood acidity), which can disturb many functions.

Mild ketosis may not be acutely dangerous, but that doesn't mean that it's healthy to release toxins into your bloodstream. Also, other lean muscle tissues and even organ tissue can be broken down, too, not just fat. Does that seem unsafe to anyone else?