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Doctor insights on: Disadvantages Of A Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet

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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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Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?

Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?

Ideas vary: Different folks here will make different recommendations. Things seem to be shaking out recently in favor of the mediterranean diet, which is none-of-the-above. Especially, don't think that diet is so magic that it will make it unnecessary to exercise, otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, or ignore your personal physician's advice about your special health needs. Glad you're proactive.

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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.

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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.

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What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

Indian Veg. Diet: From what I have learned, it consists of; 28% vegetables. 28% cereals. 28% dairy products in form of clarified butter (ghee). 9% fruits. 6% pulses. 2% sugar. 2% fat.

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Please tell me if it is okay to put children on a vegetarian diet?

Please tell me if it is okay to put children on a vegetarian diet?

Don't recommend: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet for people of all ages. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. Www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com.

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Purely vegetarian diet to improve eyesight or any other effective thing?

Purely vegetarian diet to improve eyesight or any other effective thing?

Mostly preventative: Vitamins can keep the eye healthy, but does not change the prescription of glasses needed to see.

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Please tell me what were the pros and cons you experienced after switching to a vegetarian diet?

Please tell me what were the pros and cons you experienced after switching to a vegetarian diet?

Vegetarian diet: Pros include avoidance of antibiotics, toxins, and Mercury found in much meat and fish. Also, not killing animals. Cons include risk of low vitamin B 12 and protein, both of which can be made up for by B 12 sublingual supplements and drinking protein powder shakes. Peace and good health.

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Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Controversial: This is a topic that I don't think there is a straightforward answer for! A vegetarian diet can be healthy because you lower your saturated fat intake from animal fat! However, it is not the end all answer to eating healthy! I have encountered many obese vegetarians and vegetarians with terrible cholestrol panels. I believe a well balanced diet with lean meets can be just as healthy or healthier!

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Vegetarian diet to loose weight?

Vegetarian diet to loose weight?

Weight Loss Tips: 1. 60% of your calories should come from protein sources 2. Carbohydrates should be 25% of the calories and come mostly from complex cars and not simple sugars 3. Fat calories should be 15% and again avoid animal fats as much as possible. 4. Exercise with a heart rate of 130 BPM for at least twenty minutes daily 5. Limit your overall calories to 1500 to 1800 calories/day.

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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.

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How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www. Realsimple. Com, http://tryveg. Com, http://allrecipes. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Chooseveg. Com, ohmyveggies. Com & emeals. Com

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Is there really a healthy vegetarian diet?

Yes, very healthy!: This seems like a strange question to me as vegetarian diets are generally considered quite healthy. Research shows vegetarian diets are associated with decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes & hypertension. The basis of any healthy diet should be a variety of fruits & vegies. Beans, nuts, eggs & dairy provide plenty of protein. See www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2009/07/090701103002.Htm.

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Vegetarian diet to recover from anaemia fast?

Vegetarian diet to recover from anaemia fast?

Anemia: Eat lots of green vegetables and iron fortfied cereals and lots of legumes.

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Should a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?

Should a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?

Yes: The secret is that properly-chosen vegetarian foods don't taste as good and aren't as addictive as the stuff that the rest of us overeat. There's much less grease / sugar / salt and it's actually a smart option, though the other health benefits are (from my reading of the big epidemiologic studies) overrated. Any fitness-focused athletic lifestyle with sensible food choices does you a big favor.

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Anyone know what is a healthy vegetarian diet?

Great info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www. Realsimple. Com, http://tryveg. Com, http://allrecipes. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Chooseveg. Com, ohmyveggies. Com & emeals. Com

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What does a healthy, vegetarian diet look like?

What does a healthy, vegetarian diet look like?

Good sites: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www. Realsimple. Com, http://tryveg. Com, http://allrecipes. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Chooseveg. Com, ohmyveggies. Com & emeals. Com

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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