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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?
Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues. I don't know of any disadvantages to a vegetarian diet other than having to ignore food commercials on tv and look harder for suitable restaurants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You have to read the label because it depends on the brand but most capsules these days should be ok as long as they don't have gelatin in them. ...Read more
Hi, came to philippines for studies, this country doesn't support vegetarians muchso became thinfrom normal.Plz tell me what to eat togain weightquickly?
What is your BMI: Increase caloric intake and weight lifting may help people gain weight lifting. ...Read more
No good diet product: The word good and diet product should never go together. Diet products don't generally work and they are definitely unhealthy for your body. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more
Vegans /Vegetarians: I admire you for interest in your Health. Both Vegans and vegetarians eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes Vegans eliminate all animal and dairy products (also eggs) from their diet. Both Diets are healthy Diets. They lack in Vitamin B 12 which can be taken in cereals fortified with Vitamin B 12. ...Read more
Herbalife: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Usually: Research shows that on average vegetarians consume 500 less calories a day than meat-eaters, and this will lead to weight loss, but it depends on the details of your diet. If you eat lots of french fries, sodas & ice cream you might be vegetarian but won't lose weight. Eating lots of vegies and limiting sugars and grains will help. See http://weightloss.About.Com/cs/nutrition/a/aa092903a.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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