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How do I get enough protein on a raw vegan diet?

How do I get enough protein on a raw vegan diet?

Try legumes: It depends on how raw your diet is. Nut butters nuts. Seeds. Legumes are all good protein sources. ...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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When I was younger, my eyes were light brown/hazel. Now they are just brown. Could going on a raw vegan diet make them light again?

When I was younger, my eyes were light brown/hazel. Now they are just brown. Could going on a raw vegan diet make them light again?

All eyes darken: As we age. Nobody cares what color your eyes are now. If you do undertake this raw vegan diet idea, be sure you supplement -- there are several nutrients that it's almost impossible to get without doing this -- and don't expect any health benefits beyond the moral high ground, which it will give you. ...Read more

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I'm deicided to go on raw vegan diet. Is there anything I should be careful about?

I'm deicided to go on raw vegan diet. Is there anything I should be careful about?

Diet: Eating disorders are usually a symptom of something else going on in your life. The cure isn't a change in diet. Instead I urge you to talk out your life issues with someone you trust. I would also urge a different kind of diet. Eliminate all fast foods, high sugar foods, no sodas, anything with high fructose in it. Plan meals and stick to the plan. Pure vegan is often deficient in many areas. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight on a vegan diet?

What should I do to gain weight on a vegan diet?

More healthy carbs: If you're trying to gain weight on a vegan diet, i suggest increasing your intake of complex carbohydrates in the form of beans, quinoa, and complex grains. Also increase your intake of proteins such as hemp protein, g protein, brown rice protein, or soy protein. Plant-based that such as flaxseed, coconut oil and other polyunsaturated oils also increase healthy calories and result weight gain. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to raise a baby on a vegan diet?

How difficult is it to raise a baby on a vegan diet?

Supplements advised: It can be done, but there are certain essential nutrients that are difficult to obtain, so supplements help. The best food for infants is breast milk- not vegan but strongly advised. When done breastfeeding hemp or soy milk is a good protein source. Supplement with vit b12, taurine, carnitine & dha- these are hard to get from a vegan diet but are available from vegan sources, like dha from algae. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I have a balanced vegan diet?

Be VERY careful: Vegans have the moral high ground but if you do not supplement, you'll ruin your health, perhaps within a few weeks. Vitamin B12 is the deficiency everyone knows, but getting enough calcium, vitamin D (if you're not out in the sun), iodine, zinc, iron and a few others is going to be very difficult as well. Do this, and your diet is no more or less healthy than most others. Choose wisely. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet healthy?

Is a vegan diet healthy?

If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See https://vegetarian-nutrition.info/vegan-diets-pros-cons/ for more info. ...Read more

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How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

Caloric balance.: Calories burned must exceed those ingested. Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes:
http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/‎, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet?

How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet?

Vitamins, veggies: You can always take a vitamin with a high dose of calcium and vitamin d. More than likely though a vegan diet may be a little low in some other nutrients. I suggest seeing a nutritionist for planning purposes. Many vegetables, like broccoli, have high levels of calcium. Others have iron or allow higher absorption of iron (tomatoes). A nutritionist can give you a good healthy plan. ...Read more

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Do you recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet?

Do you recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet?

Animal Fat & Protein: I encourage families to include animal fat and protein in their diet, as traditional societies around the world. A well-balanced (fat/protein/carbs) nutritionally packed vegan/vegetarian diet is possible, but less probable - especially for children. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/balanced-meals-snacks/1987-secrets-of-a-balanced-meal#. ...Read more

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Could a vegan diet reverse arteriosclerosis?

Could a vegan diet reverse arteriosclerosis?

Depends: I respect the morality of vegetarianism but the best studies have found the actual health benefits (longevity, any major category of disease) to be elusive. We autopsy pathologists know that atherosclerosis can be reversed by lifestyle, but i would caution you very strongly against thinking that a vegan diet will be magic and ignoring fitness other evidence-based interventions. ...Read more

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Is going on a vegan diet a healthy way to lose weight?

Yes: In my opinion, being a vegan can be a very healthy way to eat and get to the weight that nature intended you to be. It is important to supplement with B12 if you become a vegan. Talk it over with your doctor first. ...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 get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

It's very difficult: Becoming a vegan is something you do for moral reasons rather than to improve your health, despite all the "pop" claims. You MUST supplement, for calcium, iron, B12, and several other nutrients. Get with a vegan-friendly evidence-based physician or a real-science book. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Had there ever been a study comparing a vegan diet to a paleo or gaps diet?

No good ones: So many other lifestyle variables accompany food choices that to get anything other than garbage, people would have to be randomized for a few decade to different diet and followed prospectively. That's not going to happen. Your best move is to choose your food as you like, avoiding the very sugary, greasy, and salty stuff, and exercise intensively as your body was made to do. ...Read more

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I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? Where are meal plans online?

I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? Where are meal plans online?

Vitamins, veggies: You can always take a vitamin with a high dose of calcium and vitamin d. More than likely though a vegan diet may be a little low in some other nutrients. I suggest seeing a nutritionist for planning purposes. Many vegetables, like broccoli, have high levels of calcium. Others have iron or allow higher absorption of iron (tomatoes). A nutritionist can give you a good healthy plan. ...Read more

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What might I do to go on a vegan diet and still get all the nutrients i need?

What might I do to go on a vegan diet and still get all the nutrients i need?

Educate yourself: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes:
http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/‎, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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Any good way to start a vegan diet effectively specifically to lose weight fast?

Any good way to start a vegan diet effectively specifically to lose weight fast?

Fat weight loss is: not always smart weight loss. Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes:
http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/‎, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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Does your body necessarily require a certain amount of cholesterol, pertaining to a vegan diet?

Does your body necessarily require a certain amount of cholesterol, pertaining to a vegan diet?

Yes, but: Yes, but we can make cholesterol in the liver, so vegans can make what they need. Good question! ...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.

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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How do I get protein on a vegan diet?

How do I get protein on a vegan diet?

Got Tofu?: The soy based protein sources are good, but other beans, are great too. Chick peas in felafel and hummus are a great staple. Lentils and rice form the basis of the traditional nepali diet. Nuts like almonds have some protein, as do the grains. Quinoa is a super-food.

Many alternatives exist to enslaving and killing other species for food, poisoning the environment and ruining our own health. ...Read more

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Is the vegan diet the most healthy diet?

Is the vegan diet the most healthy diet?

Depends...: ...On who you ask. People who believe in the diet may swear by it, but there are plenty of knowledgeable people who believe that you can still eat meat, chicken, and fish and live to 100. Just ask the sardinians in italy who have been doing so since the bronze age. Vegans also need to supplement with vitamin b12. ...Read more

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Could i be a bodybuilder with vegan diet plan?

Could i be a bodybuilder with vegan diet plan?

Sure: Soy protein is your best friend. Vegans have the moral high ground though the health claims haven't found any real support scientifically and you MUST supplement -- and not just B12. I know a couple of vegan bodybuilders. ...Read more

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How can I avoid b-12 deficiency on a vegan diet?

Educate/ supplement: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes:
http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/‎, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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I'm trying to lower my cholesterol. Is a vegan diet the bestsolution?

I'm trying to lower my cholesterol. Is a vegan diet the bestsolution?

Maybe : While becoming a vegetarian may help, there are still numerous sources of saturated fats that you should avoid. Seek the advice of a registered dietician for the best results. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more