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I am vegetarian and im always tired but im not anaemic, I get a good nights slee. What could be another reason for this?
Vitamins: You may be tired if you are not getting the recommended amounts of vitamins. Vegetarians need to make sure they are getting b vitamins, which are commonly found in meats (& some vegetables). Make sure to eat a variety of foods to be the essential nutrients and vitamins you need. There are other medical reasons people feel tired - talk with your doctor to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my husband has triglyceride level of 370 at age 31 what is a reason and how to control it being vegetarian?
Other issues?: If he has diabetes, he needs better sugar control. If he drinks alcohol, he should stop. Recheck the level fasting. If it's remaining elevated on a vegetarian diet, with the other factors in check, it's likely genetic. There are meds that will lower it, but a comprehensive risk assessment is necessary to see if he should commit to lifetime drug treatment at his tender age. ...Read more
I have a hair loss problem. I am a vegetarian (I don't eat eggs and fish). Can my diet be a reason of this problem ?
Possible nutrient: deficiency. Virtually any nutrient deficiency can contribut to hair loss. Examine your diet closely to ensure that you are taking in adequate: calcium, iodine, protein, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Zinc. See the following article for basic guidance: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/vegetarian-diet/art-20046446?pg=2 ...Read more
My doctor tells me i only get so sick because i'm a vegetarian? Surly this isn't good advice or reasoning?
Forgive me...: I do not know what health problems you are having, or why you became a vegetarian. If it's a way of protesting cruel factory farming, i admire you but you must supplement fairly intensively or it will make you seriously sick. Despite all their claims, the big studies have satisfied me that vegetarianism offers no benefit for longevity or any common disease. Again, forgive my frankness & you decide. ...Read more
Be discerning: If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to supplement to get enough of some of your nutrients such as B12 and iron. Even protein may be a challenge. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no difference between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when you control for the other stuff. You can claim the moral high ground. Make the choice freely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't eat meat!: There are different subtypes of a vegetarian diet. Most vegetarians do not eat meat (including poultry & seafood) but do eat dairy & eggs. Some avoid all animal-derived foods (this is a vegan diet). It is important that you obtain adequate protein- excellent sources of protein include eggs, nuts, seeds, beans & dairy. See my comment for a nice link to an article by dr. Bob sears with 12 faq's:. ...Read more
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