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Good And Bad Effects Of Being A Vegetarian
Longevity: So far we can not change our genes. The only thing we can do is to have good eating habits ( low bad cholesterol, low sodium, plenty of fruits and vegetabes or increased fiber, plenty of antioxidants) and do regular exercise, and avoid things that are dangerouse like smoking, drugs or excessive drinking, or risky sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.
Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been doing a paleo lifestyle for the past 2 months with good success. What are the risks of a diet like this? (low carb, high protein, organic)
Moral: The last few big studies have all shown no advantage or disadvantage for vegans versus omnivores in any category of illness, or in overall health or longevity when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. There's a big moral advantage especially in the era of factory farming, with inhumane treatment of food animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im hearing a lot about the benefits of plant based diets. How effective is it for lowering BP and cholesterol? I don't like the idea of pills.
Effective for some: While difficult to maintain, a vegan whole-food diet has been shown effective in preventing heart disease in a number of epidemiologic studies. This idea has been pioneered by dr. Esselstyn in his book "prevent and reverse heart disease" and the movie "forks over knives." as a lipidologist, i often employ sterol testing of a person's blood to help predict how effective dietary therapy may be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does having a healthy diet make your vision and hearing better? What are the advantages of being healthy? Does being healthy limit headaches?
Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more
Good if good quality: There are many different vitamins ; supplements. There is strong evidence that good-quality vitamins and appropriate supplements can be beneficial for both preventing and treating a wide variety of health problems, but many are poor quality, have toxic additives or are not appropriate for everyone. Thus, like all therapeutic agents they are best used wisely. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more
What are good sources of protein for a lacto vegetarian and also what should be the optimum intake of protein for a 19 year old male?
Protein: Rice protein is an excellent source , for a 170pound male for instance you don't need anymore than 70mg per day. If you are active you will need more but the old idea that we need excess protein for optimal health is not true. Stay as close to a plant based diet as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hello, what are the benefits of eating peanuts? (Unsalted) are they a good source of clearing acne since just like almonds?
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more
What is Medicine?: This is not a prescription medicine or even something commonly used in american medicine. This question is most likely outside of the scope of this application. ...Read more
Black Pepper: Black pepper contains vitamins c; k, iron, potassium ; fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools ; gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant ; anti-inflammatory effects ; promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. It has been used for vitiligo tx. One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gave up eating beef, for reasons that vary between the cruelty factor and health benefits. Will i get enough protein from turkey and chicken?
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