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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Controversial: This is a topic that i dont 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! ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Probably yes: By fibro do you mean fibromyalgia?
To my knowledge, research has not been done to definitively answer this question, but i recommend an all organic diet to everyone & vegetarian diets have many proven benefits. I do advise an anti-inflammatory diet, which is primarily vegetarian but can include
wild salmon/sardines/other healthy fish: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet. ...Read more

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What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

Variation: Be sure to get a good mix of fiber and protein with your veggies. It is easy to subsist on pizza and pasta and be "vegetarian", but not necessarily healthy. Tofu and legumes (beans, chickpeas) are great sources of protein. Also lentils and quinoa. These are all great options to add to salads and stir fries. Keep it varied and interesting and you will never miss the meat! ...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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What should a healthy vegetarian diet consist of?

Variety: The basis of a healthy diet (vegetarian or not) should be a wide variety of vegetables, preferably organic-try vegies of all colors as colors represent key nutrients. Adequate protein is important, from beans, nuts, seeds, organic dairy & eggs. A moderate amount of fruit- limit tropical fruits. Moderate whole grains. Avoid fried foods & gmo foods- foods with corn/soy or their oils unless organic. ...Read more

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What is best way to learn to balance vegetarian diet?

What is best way to learn to balance vegetarian diet?

Vegetarianism: There are books on the subject but advice from a registered dietician is recommended. ...Read more

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Could you become a bodybuilder while on a vegetarian diet?

Yes: Check out peta website thye have stories and tips about bodybuilding while on a vegetarian diet. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a vegetarian diet planner?

Wanted to know where can I find a vegetarian diet planner?

Online: http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/vegetarian_meal_plan

this link gives you a 28 day vegetarian meal planner that is in the range of 1200-1800 calories a day. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with a vegetarian diet ?

What health benefits are associated with a vegetarian diet ?

Good to know: The big studies have not shown increased longevity or much protection from any of the common cancers or vascular diseases just from vegetarianism / veganism. These people do tend to have other healthy habits. I admire the moral statement against the cruelty of factory farming. If you do not supplement (b12, several others) you will ruin your health -- your physician can guide you. ...Read more

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What is a good app or site to find, follow a healthy vegetarian diet?

Find a good guide: If you're going to be a vegetarian and remain healthy, you have gained the moral high ground and may feel better, but you will need to supplement. For this, you'll need a relationship with a sympathetic dietician, physician, or other guide who knows you as an individual. Best wishes, and if you choose to undertake this, be discerning. ...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