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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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How to tell if my headaches are from being a lacto-ovo vegetarian?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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How to tell if my headaches are from being a lacto-ovo vegetarian?

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: I commend you for being Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian This Vegetarian diet is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and egg products. Headache can be due to too much salt in the diet. Medical condition, Caffine withdrawal and stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, work and finances can cause anxiety and headache See a Physician ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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How long does it take for a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet to relieve stress?

Dr. Arthur Heller
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How long does it take for a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet to relieve stress?

Don't expect it to..: Without doing other things that relieve stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.i want to start eating meat again. should I start with fish?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.i want to start eating meat again. should I start with fish?

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: It is good to Reflect while making major decision of your Lacto-ovo vegetarian Diet t after 2 years: Health Benefits Limitations Concerns Reflect about benefits and harm of Fish in the Diet. Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Bluefish have Omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish can be harmful due to high content of mercury- King Mackerel, Swordfish and canned Tuna. Then make decision for your Health. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Mixed diet: There is no single super food. Try to have a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; avoid foods with saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What would be the right food to eat if I am working out, needing protein but I am a vegetarian?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What would be the right food to eat if I am working out, needing protein but I am a vegetarian?

Protein.: There are many non-meat sources of protein including soy protein, beans, greek yogurt, etc. There are many different vegetarian choices in the supermarket and many are made with soy protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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I am a vegetarian and only eat whole grain foods but have been told today I am prediabetic. Is there any thing else i can do to keep from being diabe?

Dr. Michael Rothman
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I am a vegetarian and only eat whole grain foods but have been told today I am prediabetic.  Is there any thing else i can do to keep from being diabe?

Eggs and cheese: You must reduce your carbohydrate intake. Eat plenty of chesse and eggs at every meal (or stop being a vegetarian and eat meats) and strictly reduce your carbs. Otherwise you will definitely continue to develop diabetes. I have helped many patients reduce their chances of getting diabetes by putting them on low carb diets. www.mdwellnessmd.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

Dr. Randy Baker
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My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

Mostly vegetables!: Most people lose weight on a vegetarian diet but it's best to avoid fried foods & simple carbs.I advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx also see http://vegetarian.About.Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted.Htm the key to weight loss is permanent diet changes leading to steady weight loss- positive results keep one motivated! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are best foods i can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?

Dr. Randy Baker
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I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are best foods i can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?

Beans, nuts, seeds &: For iron eat beans, soybeans, brown rice, quinoa, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, chard, collards, tomato sauce, dark chocolate etc. See http://tinyurl.com/kklhgbv Conveniently. many of these same foods are rich in zinc. See http://tinyurl.com/pfgdjf2 However, phytates in plant foods may impair zinc absorption. Thus, consider supplementing with a multivitamin. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Dr. Rowan Paul
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My daughter is 15, and a vegetarian. I am worried about her not getting enough protein! she is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 110 pounds. Any foods to eat?

Dr. Rowan Paul
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My daughter is 15, and a vegetarian. I am worried about her not getting enough protein! she is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 110 pounds. Any foods to eat?

Many veggie sources: Her body mass index is 18, which is on the low side. She probably needs a few more calories in her diet, and good quality protein from things like tofu, tempeh, quinoa, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Most western diets, even vegetarian meet protein requirements per day. See a doctor if she loses more weight, or you or she are concerned. ...Read more

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