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I am a smoker 6..7 fag a day.Not able to quit.Anything to improve my lungs condition to avoid canser.Any exercise any food habits to change.Vegetarian?

I am a smoker 6..7 fag a day.Not able to quit.Anything to improve my lungs condition to avoid canser.Any exercise any food habits to change.Vegetarian?

No: Living a healthy life style including smoking cessation, balanced diet and regular exercise helps but smoking is the worst risk factor. Certain medications like buproprion, nicotene replacement and varenicline can help quitting. Some of these medications like buproprion and varenicline need close physician supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

Healthy starches: The best way to lose weight is to avoid starchy carbs, so the best way to gain is to eat lots of starches, but choose relatively healthy ones like whole grains and organic potatoes. Foods high in fat pack calories too, so nuts are also a good choice for gaining weight. Also, eating later in the day tends to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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How much time would it take my body to adjust to becoming vegetarian and eating really healthy?

How much time would it take my body to adjust to becoming vegetarian and eating really healthy?

Be informed: Vegetarianism is a moral, not a health choice. 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. Ask your Dr. for help, or consider exercising hard instead of "going veggie." ...Read more

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How to reduce tummy by eating. I am a vegetarian?

How to reduce tummy by eating. I am a vegetarian?

Healthy: Eating healthy foods in a healthy preparation will help reduce your belly. Vegetarians often offset their gains with poor food choices. Exercise will help as well. ...Read more

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Fruit, nut, vegetarian eating, is this healthy?

Fruit, nut, vegetarian eating, is this healthy?

You must supplement: 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 there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

Is there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

No: There is always a risk in following extreme diets of any kind but not in getting back to a normal dietary regimen. ...Read more

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Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel my hunger is satisfied without meat so i end up eating more food.

OK to eat more food: Meat is a concentrated source of fat & calories. It's ok & typical to eat more food on a vegetarian diet. For example, 100 calories of steak has 6.5 grams of protein vs.100 cal. Of kale having 6.8 gr. However, 100 cal. Of steak weighs 1 oz. While 100 cal. Of kale weighs 12.6 oz. Thus you can/should eat 12 times more kale! the kale has many more vitamins, minerals & phyonutrients. Please see comment:. ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight while eating vegetarian?

Why am i gaining weight while eating vegetarian?

Vegeatarian weight : Lots of starches in the diet can still increase your calories. Try more high water content veggies and less starches. ...Read more

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Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Your preference: Strict vegetarians need to supplement for B12, iron, and several other basic nutrients. The big studies show no differences in longevity or any category of disease when you control for other factors. Vegetarians can claim the moral high ground. I'd encourage you to make your own food choices without criticizing others or allow them to criticize yours. ...Read more