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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Possibly: But it may make it worse, depending on the cause. Most bacterial food poisoning and gastroenteritis occurs with animal products. Avoiding "food, inc's" processed livestock products will reduce that. But if you have food sensitivities, they may come from vegetables or grains and cause similar symptoms. For example gluten sensitivity or celiac disease from wheat can cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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. 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