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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How could my cholesterol be very high if I eat a vegan diet?

How could my cholesterol be very high if I eat a vegan diet?

Diet's not the key: I hope that you will manage your cholesterol and any other coronary risk factors appropriately. Vegans have the moral high ground, but all the really big good studies I've seen have shown no impact of vegetarianism / veganism on any health or longevity parameter when we control for other lifestyle factors. I'm sorry you were deceived. Eat to please yourself and stay physically fit. ...Read more

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How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

Less processed food: You may have an unhealthy vegan diet if you add too many processed foods. Granted , they may be better than non vegan choices. Using whole foods whenever possible is a good start. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

How about exercise?: I was waiting to hear "and get on a GREAT REGIMEN of EXERCISE. Weight control is contingent upon eating well, eating only for the body's needs not the brain's, & giving the body plenty of opportunity to burn excess calories thereby improving conditioning and general wellness. So I would say, NO you shouldn't worry about coming off TOPAMAX (topiramate) in terms of weight if you do these things.Why on Topamax (topiramate)? ...Read more

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What's so bad about potato chips? Is it okay if I eat them as a part of a balanced healthy vegan diet?

What's so bad about potato chips? Is it okay if I eat them as a part of a balanced healthy vegan diet?

I know ....: How can something that tastes so good be so bad for you! The two big problems are fat and salt! There are 150 calories in a single serving bag of potato chips, & nearly 100 of them (2/3!) are fat. The fat in them can contribute to common problems of oily skin & acne such as you report. But I don't believe in a total ban of anything that you really enjoy: eat a single serving bag 1-2 times/week:) ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet really the healthiest route? So many "experts" with conflicting view points... And my family dr. Believes no one should eat wheat.

Investigate for you: I think that it is 'one' of the healthiest routes . It is the best for me, maybe not for you. Many people cannot eat wheat, but most can . Experts will always disagree. You have to investigate to see which 'expert' you agree with. Give whatever approach you take time to work . It may take several months ...Read more

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Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Do what you want: If you eat crawfish / shrimp, you are not a vegan. A vegan diet is the moral high ground but it will give you no benefit in managing your cirrhosis or fatty liver. Since you're interested in vegetarianism, why not get with an evidence-based veggie-friendly clinician in your community? You're seriously sick -- they can give you the facts, bypassing the disinformation from the militants. ...Read more

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Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet any good?

Is a vegan diet any good?

Moral high ground: In this era of factory farming, it's a conscientious choice but each of the big recent studies shows no health advantage or disadvantage of a supplementing vegan over an omnivore in longevity or any category of illness if you control for other health habits. A non-supplementing vegan will become seriously sick in a few months. Be discerning and recognize the huckstering & real caring about animals ...Read more

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Vegan Diet (Definition)

Vegans undertake their diet either out of concern for the way that factory-farmed animals are treated, or because they have heard too-good-to-be-true claims about the health benefits. Anyone undertaking a vegan diet will need to supplement elaborately in order to avoid ruining their health, but i especially honor those gentle souls who do it ...Read more


Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more