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What are the sources of vitamin D3 for ovo-lacto vegetarians?

What are the sources of vitamin D3 for ovo-lacto vegetarians?

Sun, supplements: In spring ; summer one can get adequate d by spending time in the mid-day sun but in most of the us it's impossible to get any d from sun in the fall ; winter. Few foods besides some fish contain much vit d. People need 5-8000 iu/day of d3 in winter months for optimal levels. Most d3 is derived from sheep's wool- the sheep are not harmed but those who believe this is cruel can find d3 from lichen. ...Read more

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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


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Is safe to be vegetarian?

Is safe to be vegetarian?

Yes!: Yes, a well-balanced vegetarian diet is safe and healthy as long as you get enough calories and exercise too. ...Read more

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Is good to be vegetarian ?

Is good to be vegetarian ?

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 more

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Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Yes: The product does appear to be primarily plant based. The ingredient list does not include any animal products directly. Limiting your diet by eating more vegetables and smaller portions will help you lose weight and may be more cost effective and fun than taking pills. ...Read more

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Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Elusive: 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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Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Yes: The human diet is naturally a plant-based diet. Some animal products like eggs are also highly beneficial. Saturated fats are even ok in moderation when derived from plants like coconut oil. Animal saturates are more inflammatory. So a diet of 80% and 20% animal is likely the best human diet. A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy can acquire all the essential nutrients a human body needs. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

The pros are moral: 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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Former vegetarian turning paleo, any suggestions?

Former vegetarian turning paleo, any suggestions?

Couple thoughts: There are a lot of great sites on paleo but Mark's Daily Apple has some wonderful articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to being a vegetarian compared to not?

Is there any benefits to being a vegetarian compared to not?

YES: One of the advantages vegetarianism is that eating fruits and vegetables tends to make the body more alkaline. Being alkaline helps the liver detox as it requires base to neutralize acids, which it primarily does at night . This is why checking first morning urine ph is the most critical as it shows much reserve is left over (if any). However, one may need a complete protein and B12 supplement. ...Read more

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Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Very simple: Infants don't need fancy recipes. The best strategy is to take organic vegetables such as squash, carrots, peas and sweet potatoes, cook them and then puree them. Mashed avocado is also a great early food. It is best to not introduce foods until about 6 months. For some recipes see http://wholesomebabyfood.Momtastic.Com/. ...Read more