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please tell me what were the pros and cons you experienced after switching to a vegetarian diet?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Vegetarian diet: Pros include avoidance of antibiotics, toxins, and Mercury found in much meat and fish. Also, not killing animals. Cons include risk of low vitamin B 12 and protein, both of which can be made up for by B 12 sublingual supplements and drinking protein powder shakes. Peace and good health.

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: No. There are many myths surrounding allergies, but many studies have looked at this issue and show quite conclusively that mom's diet doesn't affect junior's chance of getting allergies. Enjoy whatever foods you'd like.
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Can my diet upset my breastfed baby's tummy?

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Dr. Michael Amster
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Yes: While not every baby reacts to foods mom eats in the same way, there are some notorious foods that can cause fussiness: cabbage (which includes sauerkraut, cole slaw, and egg rolls), spicy foods, caffeine, onions and garlic, certain vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and asparagus, and large amounts of dairy or tomatoes. Some babies react to small amounts of alcohol too.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones.
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Any experience with a peri-rectal abscess recovery?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Varies: With the size and location of the abscess from a few days to 14 days and whether it was adequately drianed and whether there is an associated fistula. It definitely needs follow up if not resolved in a reasonable time.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How soon before and after your period will you experience PMS symptoms?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Usually: Usually 7-11 days before the period starts, everyone is diiferent though, if it is pms it should go away after the period starts , some women can have other problems ( depression) atht do not go away once the epriod starts.

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