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Doctor insights on: Being A Vegetarian Is A Bad Choice

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What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

Read on: So many say the are vegetarian and don't eat meat eggs ot fish.I do think a veg diet can be very healthy but it does take work. U have to add to ur diet protein like beans, add green leafy veg. Grains and legumes.At every meal every day and a lot of them , too many just eat more carbs. Get some books. And read them this diet can be very healthy but very detrimental if done wrong. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

No. Give it up.: The benefits of a vegetarian diet, though much-hyped by cults, have resisted demonstration in the real scientific studies. The one problem is that meat and dairy taste better and you'll eat more, so you'll want to get going with the physical fitness and exercise. ...Read more

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Are shrimp vegetarian rolls bad for you?

Are shrimp vegetarian rolls bad for you?

No: Not unless you are allergic. Curious though, don't the shrimp make the rolls no longer vegetarian? ...Read more

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Is taking beano regularly bad for you? Im a vegetarian.

Is taking beano regularly bad for you? Im a vegetarian.

Not at all: People can't fully digest beans because our bodies do not make enzymes that break down certain starches in beans. The bacteria in our intestines then break down the starches & produce gas. Beano provides enzymes that help to break the starches down, thus reducing gas. I know of no harm from taking beano regularly. An alternative is to sprout beans, which also improves digestibility of the starches. ...Read more

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I have a bad appetite, I eat less, I'm a vegetarian, I feel weak, Please tell me what to do? Thank you.

I have a bad appetite, I eat less, I'm a vegetarian, I feel weak, Please tell me what to do? Thank you.

Mineral deficiency?: Accutane can cause poor appetite and fatigue; it's a powerful drug. There are less dangerous treatments for acne. Vegetarians often become deficient in zinc and low zinc can cause low appetite. Try taking a quality multivitamin and perhaps extra zinc as zinc picolinate. But please see a doctor for an evaluation as there are many possible causes for your symptoms such as anemia or parasites. ...Read more

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Dr.'s are telling me to be vegetarian. I'm having a hard time adjusting. Is a baked/steamed potato w/veggies etc a day bad? It helps keep me full. Ty!

Dr.'s are telling me to be vegetarian. I'm having a hard time adjusting. Is a baked/steamed potato w/veggies etc a day bad? It helps keep me full. Ty!

Potatoes OK, also...: Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes etc. But a strict vegetarian diet is not for everyone. While it's wise for all of us to eat mostly vegetables, occ. Wild salmon, organic chicken or grass-fed meat may be ok for you. No problem with baked/steamed potatoes- avoid fries! i highly advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet-see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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What kind of bad things can happen to your body if you don't have a healthy vegetarian diet?

As opposed to?: I don't fully understand what you are asking. Do you mean a healthy vegetarian diet vs. An unhealthy vegetarian diet? Vs. A healthy non-vegetarian diet? While a healthy vegetarian diet tends to be good for most people, studies of cultures known for health and longevity conducted by weston price and others found these indigenous diets always included some meats (wild/organic). Please clarify. ...Read more

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Is too much protein bad for you? I don't get enough from being vegetarian & wanted to try protein powder

Is too much protein bad for you? I don't get enough from being vegetarian & wanted to try protein powder

Smart move: If you do not need to restrict because of kidney disease, it's safe and a good move. Use discernment is evaluating vegetarian claims that their diet provides adequate protein -- it's the moral high ground but you'll need to supplement. ...Read more

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

No.: Just watch the salt in your food. Too much salt causes more high prtessure than the meat. ...Read more