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Doctor insights on: How Does Being A Vegetarian Affect You Neurologically

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Does being a vegetarian decrease or increase food allergies?

Does being a vegetarian decrease or increase food allergies?

No impact: While not ingesting a food will generally keep your body from recognizing it's allergic or could become allergic (you could be allergic to sea urchin but you'd never know it), most studies have shown that avoiding foods doesn't delay or avoid food allergy very much if at all. We've gone back to introducing peanut butter and eggs, fish and shellfish to 9 mo olds. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest me, how could I gain weight as I'm vegetarian and don't consume wheat products...

Can anyone suggest me, how could I gain weight as I'm vegetarian and don't consume wheat products...

Vegetarian Diet: I commend you for being vegetarian. I understand your desire to gain weight. Have Balanced Diet with Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Lentils, Beans Grains such as Brown Rice, Quinoa, Amaranth, Bulgur Nuts See a Nutritionist for Balanced Diet. It is NOT what your weight is IT IS How you accept yourself See a Therapist for self- acceptance, self-esteem, coping skills for stresses ...Read more

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I am starting an insanity workout with Shaun T. I am 17, and a vegetarian, and I need help with what to eat everyday.?

I am starting an insanity workout with Shaun T. I am 17, and a vegetarian, and I need help with what to eat everyday.?

Lots of choices.: While you may be tempted to focus on a high protein diet, the well balanced diet of vegetables (dark green,) colorful fruits and vegetables (yellow, red and purple) and protein (nuts and legumes) are all great for the work out lifestyle. If you find yourself losing weight (checking weekly,) then add more nuts and perhaps avocado. They have healthy energy fats. ...Read more

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I am having very active person and I am a vegetarian. I was in a coma a year ago for wo weeks but I can't seem to get the weight back any suggestions?

I am having very active person and I am a vegetarian. I was in a coma a year ago for wo weeks but I can't seem to get the weight back any suggestions?

Eat more carbs: If you are a vegetarian, and you can't gain weight, you can try eating more carbs. Breads, pastas, polenta, rice, etc, will help you gain weight. I'm not sure that the coma a year ago plays into your weight situation but if you had a head injury, you need to have someone help you heal it so that you can feel as good as possible. ...Read more

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I get too wet during sex and it sometimes hurts. It hasn't always been like this, this started after I became a vegetarian. What can I do to stop this?

I get too wet during sex and it sometimes hurts. It hasn't always been like this, this started after I became a vegetarian. What can I do to stop this?

See an OB/GYN: It is highly doubtful that this has anything to do with your dietary preferences. Too wet is a subjective evaluation. Most often women complain of inadequate lubrication. You should not, however, be having pain on intercourse and the cause of this should become apparent with a good pelvic exam and perhaps some tests. Get better and enjoy. ...Read more

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What kind of bad things can happen to your body if you don't have a healthy vegetarian diet?

What kind of bad things can happen to your body if you don't have a healthy vegetarian diet?

As opposed to?: I don't fully understand what you are asking. Do you mean a healthy vegetarian diet vs. An unhealthy vegetarian diet? Vs. A healthy non-vegetarian diet? While a healthy vegetarian diet tends to be good for most people, studies of cultures known for health and longevity conducted by weston price and others found these indigenous diets always included some meats (wild/organic). Please clarify. ...Read more

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What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.

What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.

Malnutrition: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Without the presence of a complete set of these building blocks you can't make many proteins vital to body function including enzymes, neurotransmitters etc. Enzymes include digestive enzymes without which you compromise the ability to absorb and digest other food groups as well as vitamins and minerals. It can affect everything in your body! ...Read more

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I want to use dexorange syrup for iron but I am concern about - whether it is veg syrup or non-veg syrup? I am pure vegetarian. I don't eat egg also.

I want to use dexorange syrup for iron but I am concern about - whether it is veg syrup or non-veg syrup? I am pure vegetarian. I don't eat egg also.

Dexorange syrup: Dexorange is made from vegetarian sources, not animal ones: http://tinyurl. Com/lq9vafc still, most men don't need extra iron if eating good diets -- including plenty of leafy greens as a vegetarian. Please have your doctor check your iron studies, and be sure you need supplementation before doing this. If you have low iron from bleeding, this needs to be investigated also. ...Read more

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Why when I quitted smoking I started to gain weight? It was just a week. I ate healthy (i'm vegetarian), dieting (i don't eat much) and some exercise.

Why when I quitted smoking I started to gain weight? It was just a week. I ate healthy (i'm vegetarian), dieting (i don't eat much) and some exercise.

Quitting Smoking: It is very well known among the population who has quit smoking and those of us who care for them that weight gain is common early on with quitting smoking. Many smokers use this excuse to start smoking again. But, in almost every study done on this phenomenon those who remain off of cigarettes their weight returns to normal within a few months. Please don't start smoking again. ...Read more

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I'm female 22 years old, vegetarian, my weight 78 kg & my height 167, what should and what I shouldn't eat,,, I wanna diet to lose weight. & thanx?

I'm female 22 years old, vegetarian, my weight 78 kg & my height 167, what should and what I shouldn't eat,,, I wanna diet to lose weight. & thanx?

Energy balance neede: You can lose weight but you need to learn about the Energy level (Calories) in foods that you consume. Almost everything we eat has calories, some foods are light, others very rich. At the end of the day you must consume less calories and try to burn more in order to create a Negative energy balance. Then you will lose weight but it will take time, so you have to stick with this plan for the longte ...Read more

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How do I become a vegetarian?

How do I become a vegetarian?

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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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and even use it to make soup and sauces more rich. You can cook a wide range of pastas and grains. Fresh vegetables may take nearly as much energy to digest as they deliver, but provide the freshest nutrients. ...Read more

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I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

Be informed: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more

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Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Healthy: Vegetarianism is not only a very healthy diet, but it can help with any moral dilemmas that one may have from eating meat. There are many other healthy lifestyle eating habits out there as well, it would be impossible to crown one as the "healthiest". Ask yourself, what matters most to you when it comes to food? ...Read more

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What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

Read on: So many say the are vegetarian and don't eat meat eggs ot fish. I do think a veg diet can be very healthy but it does take work. U have to add to ur diet protein like beans, add green leafy veg. Grains and legumes. At every meal every day and a lot of them, too many just eat more carbs. Get some books. And read them this diet can be very healthy but very detrimental if done wrong. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going vegetarian for first time?

Can you advise me on going vegetarian for first time?

Be informed: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more

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Which is a healthier diet: pescetarian or vegetarian? Why?

Which is a healthier diet: pescetarian or vegetarian? Why?

Your choice: The most recent big studies show no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in any category of disease or in longevity when we control for other factors. Vegetarians can claim the moral high ground citing the cruelty of factory farming but a fish-eater can do so as well. Protein's more abundant, and your physician can advise on supplementing for either diet. ...Read more

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Would anything bad happen if I stopped being a vegetarian?

No. Give it up.: The benefits of a vegetarian diet, though much-hyped by cults, have resisted demonstration in the real scientific studies. The one problem is that meat and dairy taste better and you'll eat more, so you'll want to get going with the physical fitness and exercise. ...Read more