"High protein raises insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which in high levels can lead to cancer, bone disorders, joint disorders, etc."
my mother did the Atkins' thing for a time, and now suffers with bone and joint disorders--but likely did before, as well. I recall her at about 40 talking about her "old bones" when she asked me to go to the store, for example.
About "not ..tea, but water"
I have been drinking green tea chai lately,(last three months) about three or four glasses a day often, using the same tea so it gets diltuted--this is a 12 oz glass... and then having a few glasses water. But sometimes more tea. Fruit and big salads mainly, for food.
I'm feeling a bit stiff in the hands and fingers. Could be the humidity too--it gets humid here as soon as summer gets started. Don't eat too much protein. A little fish once a week or so. A little yogurt. Ocassionally some feta or organic cheddar. The rest is all plant-based.
Can you speak more about how something like green tea, or the green chai (no milk) is different (+ less good)than water. I mean, I know water is the ideal solvent, but can you explain a little more on that tea, juice, water point.
or post some links to other discussions, if you have them at hand?