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Green stool + vegetarian diet = freaked out. Is that normal?

Green stool + vegetarian diet = freaked out. Is that normal?

Green stool bad?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.

Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.

HYDRATE: I suspect you are under hydrated. The colon's function is to pull excess fluid from the body waste. If you are under hydrated, your stool will become very firm. So, drink more water and juices, make sure you take in a good supply of grains, and take it easy on the dairy products. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more

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How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...Read more

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If I am switching from vegetarian diet to omnivore, what should I be aware of in terms of health?

If I am switching from vegetarian diet to omnivore, what should I be aware of in terms of health?

The way you feel: Please read the nutrition facts and find out the impact of the contents to your overall health. Be aware of your response as far yout whole (git) gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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I would like a vegetarian diet plan?

I would like a vegetarian diet plan?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...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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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans. ...Read more

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What is the best vegetarian diet for weight loss?

What is the best vegetarian diet for weight loss?

Low fat, high fiber.: Generally a vegetarian diet is a low caloric density diet but some foods, such as olives and avocados, have a lot of fat - it's healthy fat but it could still be caloric. Look at your nutrition facts labels - not all vegetarian products are low fat and low calorie. Look for lower calorie foods with a good amount of fiber to control the appetite. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet and better than a vegetarian diet?

NO: I not a fan of either and don't advise either unless there is a religious or other reason to follow such an extreme program. ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

Fresh veggies : Fresh vegetables are healthy, but too many canned veggies are not healthy. Processed foods do not have the fiber, flavonoids, and non-oxidized mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids found in fresh fruits and vegetables essential for health. Eating processed vegetable derived foods like bread, bagels, cookies, cakes, pizzas, pastas, and sugar are "high" glycemic and must be limited. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Can a vegan or vegetarian diet can reverse arteriosclerosis?

Can a vegan or vegetarian diet can reverse arteriosclerosis?

Better options: Despite a great deal written about the supposed health (as opposed to moral) benefits of the vegetarian / vegan diets, the most recent very large study in england showed no difference from meat-eaters in longevity or any category of disease. To reverse / control atherosclerosis, manage risk factors, eat sensibly as you like best, and especially get into serious physical fitness. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Fat loss: A vegetarian diet combined with exercise usually helps a person lose fat. One must be careful to get enough protein and exercise to avoid losing too much muscle. Consider partnering with an experienced vegetarian to help you get started. ...Read more

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Will eating a vegetarian diet for 30 days, jumpstart a significant weight loss?

Yes, and...: This is a great way to end unhealthy eating habits. Vegetarian fare isn't as greasy / sugary / salty / yummy as the stuff that most of us overeat. Even better -- why not "jumpstart" a whole new lifestyle based on fitness-based activities, as much a choice-of-friends issue as anything? They'll guide you on reprogramming your mind and body for a far better life long-term. ...Read more

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Is a GM (general motors) vegetarian diet recommended for weight loss?thank you in advance

Is a GM (general motors) vegetarian diet recommended for weight loss?thank you in advance

Diets=Marketing to: those already failing to correctly understand/implement what works; bigger issue is commitment to success. Lower nutritional value foods, especially not cooked, if not eaten in large amounts, e.g. above ground low-glycemic-index veggies (Not corn or some beans), do tend to correlate with loosing body fat, as does eating saturated high-fat medium-chain-triglyceride foods. Counting calories=bogus! ...Read more

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But still. What yoga and vegetarian diet and any exercise would you suggest to grow taller?

But still. What yoga and vegetarian diet and any exercise would you suggest to grow taller?

None: Balanced nutrition, exercise and proper rest provide the basic needs of growth. At a listed age of 18, you are likely finished growing taller. Most women will close their growth centers between 16-17 or grow only 2.5 inches after first menses. ...Read more

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How can I shed 20 kgs by diet, kindly guide me a proper vegetarian diet plan without eggs and meat?

Simple Equation: There is no specific diet that will make you lose weight. The most important thing to remember is your caloric expenditure (ie, exercist) must be more than your caloric intake (diet). ...Read more

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Is there a vegetarian diet in order to lose 20 pounds in about 2 or 3 months for a 14 year old girl?

Is there a vegetarian diet in order to lose 20 pounds in about 2 or 3 months for a 14 year old girl?

Be VERY careful: Whether this is her idea or your strong urging, vegetarianism must be an individual's informed choice. It is dangerous unless the person knows exactly what she is doing and supplements accordingly. No weight loss plan, especially in a minor, should be undertaken without a physician's very close supervision. And as a parent -- consider starting a family fitness program instead with you as leader. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more


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