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My child is the typical picky 9 year old eater. But she loves cakes and cookies. What's an easy fix?

My child is the typical picky 9 year old eater. But she loves cakes and cookies.  What's an easy fix?

Healthy choices: Keep cakes and cookies for a special treat for holidays and birthdays. Give your child a variety of healthy choices, including healthy snacks. Let your child help prepare meals- some kids will eat foods they helped cook. Let your child go to the grocery with you and pick out a healthy treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Probably not but...: As far as I know, all foods fortified with B12 are fortified with the cyanocobalamin form, as it is the least expensive.It is hard to know for sure, as the labels always just say B12 and don't specify the type. But if anyone is going to the extra expense of fortifying with hydroxocobalamin they are not telling us! I advise vegans supplement with hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin. See comment: ...Read more

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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Can applesauce make my head stop hurting?

Can applesauce make my head stop hurting?

Applesauce: Only you can answer that question. If you eat applesauce and your head stops hurting, then yes. BUT, generally speaking, you need to get your head pain diagnosed so that once a reason your pain is determined, the true treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

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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Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Ideal BMI: ...is 19-25. You have not shared your height, so we can't calculate your Body Mass Index here. However, here's a link for you to fill in the blanks, and self-determine your preferred "healthy weight" range: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...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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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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What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

Vegan: 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/. You need to be well educated on the matter to adopt a balance vegan diet. ...Read more

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Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Tricky: question as toddlers are notoriously picky and getting all required nutrients for growth and development with a restricted diet may be challenging. If you are very well educated on veganism and have consulted regularly with a doctor or nutritionist to determine protein and vitamin requirements for weight and age, you can be successful! Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Vit B12 may drop: The vegan diet is complete and very healthy. All that is missing is B12 (cyanocobalamine), which comes only from animal food, or from vitamin supplements. Taking a multiple vitamin pill or better a higher dose B12 supplement by pill (or injection) is recommended. I like to test the B12 levels on my vagan patients just to be on the safe side. It is crucial to vary your types of vegetables etc. ...Read more

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What foods should a vegan avoid to lose weight?

What foods should a vegan  avoid  to lose weight?

Caloric restriction: Rather than picking particular foods one needs to focus on over all caloric restriction. Geneally avoidng fats, especially saturated fats and sugar are important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vegan diet?

What is the definition or description of: vegan diet?

Nothing from animals: 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 for love of animals. ...Read more

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What is difference between being vegan and vegetarian?

What is difference between being vegan and vegetarian?

See below: Vegetarian - usually eat dairy, some eat eggs or fish. Vegan - no animal products at all - dairy included. Some also restrict honey. ...Read more

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Can you advise for healthier lifestyle change .. vegan?

Can you advise for healthier lifestyle change .. vegan?

Healthy diet & more: I agree with the recommendations you've already received, and can recommend a great vegan cookbook with recipes that are fast, easy, nutritious, low-cal, and DELICIOUS! Appetite For Reduction, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz A friend sent it to me, and If I (not a great cook) can do these recipes, anyone can. You can find it on Amazon and other sites. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I avoid (as a vegan) to loose weight?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid (as a vegan) to loose weight?

The greasy stuff: If it leaves a big grease spot on a paper napkin, think about choosing something else instead. Generally you can tell. For weight loss, aerobic fitness is key; your body's sense of what is really needs will work better. You also know that a vegan must supplement for vitamins & minerals (famously b12, but also consider a, d, zinc, calcium, iron, iodine) or you'll ruin your health. Good luck. ...Read more