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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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I'm vegetarian & skipped my cycle in Feb and again this month. Last sex was protected 4 weeks ago. 5 preg tests all negative and stress is high.

I'm vegetarian & skipped my cycle in Feb and again this month. Last sex was protected 4 weeks ago. 5 preg tests all negative and stress is high.

Stress and anxiety: may cause you to miss periods if bad enough. See what happens when your stress settles down, or if its not going to,see your Dr and get treated for stress. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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I'm a 57 years old non alcoholic, vegetarian man, deteted hapatits b positive in 6 months, 6 month ago iwas negative, what to do?

I'm a 57 years old non alcoholic, vegetarian man, deteted hapatits b positive in 6 months, 6 month ago iwas negative, what to do?

See below.: First, did you get the Hepatitis B Vaccine and is the only thing positive, the hepatitis b surface antibody? If so, that's normal after vaccine. But you don't have the virus or infection. If something else is positive, then possible sources are sexual contact with an infected person, blood transfusion (low likelihood in us), or IV drug use. See your doctor for further diagnostics & treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What do I need to add or eliminate from my diet to pass a drug test? I received a negative dilute on the initial test. I am of slight build and a vegetarian. I exercise regularly and i drink at least 12 - 8oz glasses of water daily. I also drink 1 to tw

What do I need to add or eliminate from my diet to pass a drug test? I received a negative dilute on the initial test. I am of slight build and a vegetarian.  I exercise regularly and i drink at least 12 - 8oz glasses of water daily.  I also drink 1 to tw

How about the drugs?: There is nothing you can add or subtract from diet to pass a drug test, except eliminating the drugs. You don't need all that water, and it will cause a dilute urine which will automatically flunk the drug test. This idea that we need lots of water is bogus; thirst is the best guide. We get all the water we need from our food (60% water), if your urine is dilute you are drinking too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner Dr. Sanner
Neurology
16 years in practice
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2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didnt know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but i don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

2nd month of junel fe. On topamax (topiramate). Didnt know they interact. 2 weeks late, tests say neg but i don't feel right. Vegetarian now eating meat. Tired.

Drug interaction: Topiramate (topamax) can provoke unplanned pregnancy in women using estrogen-containing contraception by speeding up metabolism of estrogen. Get a confirmatory blood HCG test to know with certainty whether you are or aren't pregnant. Progesterone-containing contraception will avoid this interaction for the future. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ashesh Patel Dr. Patel
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is safe to be vegetarian?

Is safe to be vegetarian?

Yes!: Yes, a well-balanced vegetarian diet is safe and healthy as long as you get enough calories and exercise too. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is good to be vegetarian ?

Is good to be vegetarian ?

Be discerning: If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to supplement to get enough of some of your nutrients such as B12 and iron. Even protein may be a challenge. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no difference between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when you control for the other stuff. You can claim the moral high ground. Make the choice freely. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How do I become a vegetarian?

How do I become a vegetarian?

Don't eat meat!: There are different subtypes of a vegetarian diet. Most vegetarians do not eat meat (including poultry & seafood) but do eat dairy & eggs. Some avoid all animal-derived foods (this is a vegan diet). It is important that you obtain adequate protein- excellent sources of protein include eggs, nuts, seeds, beans & dairy. See my comment for a nice link to an article by dr. Bob sears with 12 faq's:. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Are more men or women vegetarian?

Are more men or women vegetarian?

Vegetarians: In US about 59 % women & 41 % men. According to a Huffington Post article about 79% of vegans are women. http://www.toprntobsn.com/veganism/ ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Yes: The product does appear to be primarily plant based. The ingredient list does not include any animal products directly. Limiting your diet by eating more vegetables and smaller portions will help you lose weight and may be more cost effective and fun than taking pills. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is it okay that i stay vegetarian?

Is it okay that i stay vegetarian?

Yes: There are many health benefits to being a vegetarian and essentially no health consequences because of the readily available food sources these days, which more than cover any nutritional deficiencies from not eating meat products. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Elusive: 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

Dr. Fred Harvey Dr. Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
33 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Yes: The human diet is naturally a plant-based diet. Some animal products like eggs are also highly beneficial. Saturated fats are even ok in moderation when derived from plants like coconut oil. Animal saturates are more inflammatory. So a diet of 80% and 20% animal is likely the best human diet. A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy can acquire all the essential nutrients a human body needs. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Schainholz Dr. Schainholz
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and even use it to make soup and sauces more rich. You can cook a wide range of pastas and grains. Fresh vegetables may take nearly as much energy to digest as they deliver, but provide the freshest nutrients. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

The pros are moral: 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

Be informed: 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How to gain healthy weight if I am vegetarian?

How to gain healthy weight if I am vegetarian?

Depends: Vegetarians tend to be fitness-oriented. It will be easier to gain lean muscle mass if you have a protein supplement; if your rules allow dairy, whey is great, otherwise there's soy. The key is a fitness lifestyle, with both aerobic and resistance training. Vegetarianism can be a healthy choice if and only if you know exactly what you are doing and supplement as you must. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Healthy: Vegetarianism is not only a very healthy diet, but it can help with any moral dilemmas that one may have from eating meat. There are many other healthy lifestyle eating habits out there as well, it would be impossible to crown one as the "healthiest". Ask yourself, what matters most to you when it comes to food? ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Where to find more info about being vegetarian?

Where to find more info about being vegetarian?

Be discerning: To start, be aware that the big studies over the past decade have shown no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease. Non-supplementing vegetarians are often seriously sick with deficiency diseases that shouldn't exist anywhere. They also have the moral high ground. It can be a safe and scientifically sound choice, but there's lots of junk out there. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How could a vegetarian gain back healthy weight?

How could a vegetarian gain back healthy weight?

Vegetarian foods: to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, Smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more