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Doctor insights on: Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet Benefits

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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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Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?

Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?

Ideas vary: Different folks here will make different recommendations. Things seem to be shaking out recently in favor of the mediterranean diet, which is none-of-the-above. Especially, don't think that diet is so magic that it will make it unnecessary to exercise, otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, or ignore your personal physician's advice about your special health needs. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with a vegetarian diet ?

Good to know: The big studies have not shown increased longevity or much protection from any of the common cancers or vascular diseases just from vegetarianism / veganism. These people do tend to have other healthy habits. I admire the moral statement against the cruelty of factory farming. If you do not supplement (b12, several others) you will ruin your health -- your physician can guide you. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has more benefits a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss?

I'm curious as to what has more benefits a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss?

Your choice: Both will require supplementing with nutrients, the vegan diet much more so. Both will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more

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What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

Indian Veg. diet: From what I have learned, it consists of; 28% vegetables. 28% cereals. 28% dairy products in form of clarified butter (ghee). 9% fruits. 6% pulses. 2% sugar. 2% fat. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is okay to put children on a vegetarian diet?

Please tell me if it is okay to put children on a vegetarian diet?

Don't recommend: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet for people of all ages. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Please tell me what were the pros and cons you experienced after switching to a vegetarian diet?

Please tell me what were the pros and cons you experienced after switching to a vegetarian diet?

Vegetarian diet: Pros include avoidance of antibiotics, toxins, and Mercury found in much meat and fish. Also, not killing animals. Cons include risk of low vitamin B 12 and protein, both of which can be made up for by B 12 sublingual supplements and drinking protein powder shakes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more