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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Yes it can: Depending on what you are eating. Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria. ...Read more

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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Will a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Will a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

No: Gastroenteritis means an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. There are many causes. Self-limited viruses are the most common cause. Other causes include lactose (dairy) intolerance, celiac disease (wheat gluten sensitivity), inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) and others. If it is recurring, it should be further investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more

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How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...Read more

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If I am switching from vegetarian diet to omnivore, what should I be aware of in terms of health?

If I am switching from vegetarian diet to omnivore, what should I be aware of in terms of health?

The way you feel: Please read the nutrition facts and find out the impact of the contents to your overall health. Be aware of your response as far yout whole (git) gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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I would like a vegetarian diet plan?

I would like a vegetarian diet plan?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...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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Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

None: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veggies, carbs, good fats and fruits to work better. ...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

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Can eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Vegetarian: Possibly, but you don't want to lose muscle at all. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat, and allows you to move. To lose fat, you need to focus on healthy veggies, fruits, and proteins like beans, lentils, whole grains like quinoa, soy, etc. Healthy fats too. Many people lose weight as vegetarians becuase they're also avoiding processed foods. Http://tinyurl. Com/lhu2enn. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www. Realsimple. Com, http://tryveg. Com, http://allrecipes. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Chooseveg. Com, ohmyveggies. Com & emeals. Com ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for a diabetic patient?

Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=-o6gh6qbpfw
if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read more

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Can a vegetarian diet prevent growth in a 18 year old boy?

Can a vegetarian diet prevent growth in a 18 year old boy?

Most done growing: Most 18 yo boys are done growing by this age. In general, a nutritionist/dietician would be a good person to consult about vegetarianism in kids. Many kids become "carbotarians/pastatarians", which can really become unhealthy when their main source of food is carbs. If your son has not gone through puberty by 18 yo, then see his pediatrician to determine if he needs a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good vegetarian diet for 13 y/o girl?

Can you suggest some good vegetarian diet for 13 y/o girl?

Vegetarian: Make sure you get enough protein in your diet- eggs, dairy, nuts, soy, tofu, and other foods can be a good source of protein if you don't eat meat. Take a multivitamin with iron (for teenagers or women) Eat a variety of foods- whole grains, vegetables and fruits. You will get incomplete proteins from corn, rice, and beans, but combinations of those foods will give you a complete protein. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are healthy ways of getting protein on a vegetarian diet?

What are healthy ways of getting protein on a vegetarian diet?

Depends what type: Tofu, beans and nuts are a great source of protein. If not vegan, then egg whites are also a rich source. ...Read more

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What should be the vegetarian diet chart of a diabetic patient?

What should be the vegetarian diet chart of a diabetic patient?

Low glycemic foods: As with all foods, your focus should be on low glycemic index foods, that is foods that do not raise your blood sugar quickly. A vegetarian, or a diet such as the mediterranean diet can be very helpful to diabetes, but you should work with your primary care provider and a nutritionist to make sure that you are addressing your individual needs. ...Read more

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What is the healthy best way to get protein into a vegetarian diet?

What is the healthy best way to get protein into a vegetarian diet?

Many options: There are many options to obtaining protein in your diet, some include nuts, eggs, tofu, beans, or dairy! ...Read more

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How can you reduce body odor without deodorant or a vegetarian diet?

How can you reduce body odor without deodorant or a vegetarian diet?

Forgive my frankness: You can't. The glands that make us smell like adults are no longer useful but are still very active. Nowadays, you can't shower and change clothes hourly. Alum works poorly. The pop claim that vegetarians smell better reflects less intake of sulfur-containing proteins rather than less adult gland activity. And if you stink, you're likely to lose your job without being told why. It's your life. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more