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Doctor insights on: Arguments Against Vegetarianism

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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 ?

Statistic information on vegetarianism
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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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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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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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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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