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could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile

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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
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What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?

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Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
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What would increase a vegetarian's risk of atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Different things: High calory diet especially using saturated fatty acids even in vegetarians can increase risk of atherosclerosis , also family history of premature or early coronary artery diseases especially when associated with familial high cholesterol or hyperhomocysteinemia can also lead to atherosclerosis , finally smoking of course.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Informed consent: First there is a discussion of your health issue, and recommendation for treatment. Alternate treatments and questions from patient will be answered. Your support, family and friends will be involved. The process is more about the risk/benefit analysis, and making the best decision for your health. Its not about your level of information retention. Make sure your family is with you.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

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Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.

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