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Doctor insights on: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Vegetarianism

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What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues. I don't know of any disadvantages to a vegetarian diet other than having to ignore food commercials on tv and look harder for suitable restaurants. ...Read more

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What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

Less meat means: less risk of ingesting hormones and antibiotics found in meat, also less risk of mercury found in fish. Disadvantages--may feel weak or your B12 may get low. Sounds like the Paleo Diet. Please do a search to learn more. Sounds good overall. ...Read more

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Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

None: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veggies, carbs , good fats and fruits to work better. ...Read more

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How can vegetarianism affect the body?

How can vegetarianism affect the body?

Can be detrimental: Lack of animal proteins, in some persons, inhibit the body' s ability to form certain proteins, like the immune system. Vegetarians with heavy metal exposures generally have a tougher time with detoxification and repair in chronic exposures. ...Read more

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Statistic information on vegetarianism ?

Ambiguous!: Man has never existed as a vegetarian by choice. Humans have always eaten meat, vegetables, nuts, greens, and only until recently (2400bc).Being a vegatarian is a sociologic or philisophic choice. Some studies have shown the lifestyle to be healthier, but other disagree.Protein intake need be higher, since the composition of non-animal protein lacks more essential amino-acids. Add milk and eggs! ...Read more

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What are the bodily effects of vegetarianism?

What are the bodily effects of vegetarianism?

Becoming Vegetarian: As per Harvard Health Publications, Becoming a Vegetarian- Vegetarians have a lower risk for cardiac events (such as a Heart attack) and death from Cardiac cause. (EPIC-Oxford), researchers found a 19% lower risk of death from Heart disease among Vegetarians. In studies of Seventh-day Adventists, Vegetarians’ risk of developing Diabetes was half that of non- vegetarians. Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

Should be fine: As long as a vegetarian eats a well rounded variety of foods containing the appropriate recommended portions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals on a regular basis, his/her dietary intake should not negatively impact mental health. ...Read more

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What is an unbiased pros / cons list of vegetarianism?

What is an unbiased pros / cons list of vegetarianism?

Here is a good one:: I did a web search. As you said, the key is to find one that is unbiased, and, ideally, documented, and i found a good one at this website: http://vegetarian.Procon.Org/#pro_con. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

Might be: Eczema is a very general term describing an inflammation skin condition that can be related to several allergic, infectious and / or skin dryness. Micronutrient deficiency including many vitamins and heavy metals can also cause skin inflammation that looks like eczema. Thus, there can be a link between vegetarianism and eczema due to its narrow nutrient profile. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I eat to gain weight (without eating meat or eggs due to vegetarianism)?

Can anyone tell me what can I eat to gain weight (without eating meat or eggs due to vegetarianism)?

Weight gain: Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil & Smoothies (w added silken tofu ). ...Read more

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What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read more

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Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

No: The definitive studies have never been done, but acne probably has little to do with diet. If you are a vegetarian, i trust you are staying clear of greasy and salty stuff for your overall health, and have a competent physician to advise on supplements. ...Read more

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Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Teeth need Nutrition: Tooth development require complete nutrition. Calcium and other minerals as well as vitamins, especially c and b complex, for proper development. Children should not be on strict vegan vegetarianism in my opinion. ...Read more

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Is safe to be vegetarian?

Is safe to be vegetarian?

Yes!: Yes, a well-balanced vegetarian diet is safe and healthy as long as you get enough calories and exercise too. ...Read more

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Is good to be vegetarian ?

Is good to be vegetarian ?

Be discerning: If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to supplement to get enough of some of your nutrients such as B12 and iron. Even protein may be a challenge. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no difference between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when you control for the other stuff. You can claim the moral high ground. Make the choice freely. ...Read more

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How do I become a vegetarian?

How do I become a vegetarian?

Don't eat meat!: There are different subtypes of a vegetarian diet. Most vegetarians do not eat meat (including poultry & seafood) but do eat dairy & eggs. Some avoid all animal-derived foods (this is a vegan diet). It is important that you obtain adequate protein- excellent sources of protein include eggs, nuts, seeds, beans & dairy. See my comment for a nice link to an article by dr. Bob sears with 12 faq's:. ...Read more

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Are more men or women vegetarian?

Are more men or women vegetarian?

Vegetarians: In US about 59 % women & 41 % men. According to a Huffington Post article about 79% of vegans are women. http://www.toprntobsn.com/veganism/ ...Read more

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Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Yes: The product does appear to be primarily plant based. The ingredient list does not include any animal products directly. Limiting your diet by eating more vegetables and smaller portions will help you lose weight and may be more cost effective and fun than taking pills. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more