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I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?

I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?

A few possibilities: You're correct that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fiber & water should prevent constipation. However, some vegetables (like cruciferous veggies, esp. raw) can suppress thyroid function and hypothyroidism can cause constipation- see http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 An imbalance of Gi flora (including yeast overgrowth & certain parasites), magnesium deficiency & stress are among other possible causes. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be a vegan?

Is it healthy to be a vegan?

It can be: as long as you vary the specific foods you eat, and make sure you get enough Vitamin B12. http://tinyurl.com/lb6bjcz ...Read more

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The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

It can be: It is an extremely restrictive diet that is billed by its promoter as a one-size-fits-all for a huge variety of totally distinct diseases of the nervous system. I'd simply urge you to address real health concerns with an evidence-based physician, and not trouble yourself with a difficult diet that's almost certain to disappoint you -- either "ultramind" or something else. ...Read more

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Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

You and others.: You will become healthier when you stop poisoning your body with meat, milk and eggs. The global effect of reducing methane in the atmosphere and local effect of reducing fecal pollution in the groundwater is great for public health. The effect on the health of the chicken, cow, pig, lamb, fish, etc. Is immeasurable. Don't let meat eaters make you think veganism is dangerous. ...Read more

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What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

Many causes: That you are a vegan is of little consequence. The most common cause of gastritis is helicobacter; alcohol and medications are also important, and worry / physical stress can produce a gastritis as well. If you are a vegan because of revulsion to factory farming, then i admire you greatly. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet healthy?

Is a vegan diet healthy?

If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php for more info. ...Read more

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How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

Caloric balance.: Calories burned must exceed those ingested. Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

Vegetarian vegan mea: I admire you for your concern for Health. Good vegetarian vegan meal needs to be Balanced with Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Healthy vegetarian vegan meal can include Quinoa, Whole grain bread, Beans, Lentils, Soy Bean preparations like Tofu, Edemame, Soy milk, Almond milk and Rice milk, Nuts, Vegetables, Fruits and Berries. Be creative with these and Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans. ...Read more