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Doctor insights on: Vegetarian Vs Meat Eating

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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.

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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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

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I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. What can I can expect to feel?

I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. What can I can expect to feel?

Introduce meat into: Your diet slowly. Your body is not used to digesting meat and it may take a while to be comfortable w/that. You may feel a little stomach upset at first but you will gradually transition and eating meat will not be an issue. We westerners eat large slabs of meat. In asia small pieces of meat are used a flavoring in a dish. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.i want to start eating meat again. should I start with fish?

I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.i want to start eating meat again. should I start with fish?

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: It is good to Reflect while making major decision of your Lacto-ovo vegetarian Diet t after 2 years: Health Benefits Limitations Concerns Reflect about benefits and harm of Fish in the Diet. Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Bluefish have Omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish can be harmful due to high content of mercury- King Mackerel, Swordfish and canned Tuna. Then make decision for your Health. ...Read more

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Went from vegetarian household for 6 months back to a highly meat eating household, would that cause slight stomach issues for a while?

Went from vegetarian household for 6 months back to a highly meat eating household, would that cause slight stomach issues for a while?

Yes, especially if..: Most meats these days are from animals fed gmo corn and soy. There are significant questions as to the safety of eating such foods and gmo's have been shown to cause significant digestive problems. I advise only eating meats, eggs and dairy from animals raised organically. Please see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for more details! ...Read more

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I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

Iron supplements: Need for iron supplements depends on how low your iron was before you started them. Were you anemic before? Also, i don't know whether your multivitamin already has iron in it. Because of these unknowns, your own physician will be in a much better position to answer your question than online healthtap doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more