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What are some symptoms to Wilson's disease? I am a Vegetarian, is this likely for me?

What are some symptoms to Wilson's disease? I am a Vegetarian, is this likely for me?

Wilson's disease: is a rare disorder of metabolism. The body accumulates copper. It is an inherited disorder. You have to get the gene from both parents. Symptoms are abdominal pain, swelling, jaundice, fluid build up in extremities and abdomen. Like I said, it's rare. And being a vegetarian has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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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


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Is it safe to have hypothyroid disorder and be a vegetarian?

Is it safe to have hypothyroid disorder and be a vegetarian?

Yes: Just make sure you aren't taking in any soy products within 30-60 min of having taken your levithyroxine first. Soy is known to interfere in the absorption of thyroid hormone replacement medication. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

I have hypothyroid disorder and am trying to be a vegetarian, but is that a good idea?

Why?: Hypothyroidism is always treatable. I happen to be so. It is a problem that 8percent of the population deals with. Oncedxed, non-problem. While i respect food choices, a vegetarian lifestyle is one i cannot endorse. It is a social & psychological decision. Humans have never been vegetarians! ...Read more

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Some say being a vegan/vegetarian makes one healthier and immune to many different diseases. Is there any real proof for that? Should one avoid meat?

Some say being a vegan/vegetarian makes one healthier and immune to many different diseases. Is there any real proof for that? Should one avoid meat?

Two loaded questions: depends who you speak to as these are controversial topics. Proteins are important to cellular function. How that 25 g of protein or amino acids get there depends on your penchant for eating mostly vegetable proteins, combined with grains/brown rice, or eating fish/animal proteins, or eggs. It doesn't take much to get that amount of protein in every meal. ...Read more

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I am in my late 20s, female, vegetarian. Prone to low BP/iron. Will multivitamin and mineral supplements help?

I am in my late 20s, female, vegetarian. Prone to low BP/iron. Will multivitamin and mineral supplements help?

Maybe a little...: Vegetarians usually have well balanced diets aside from b12 that is found in meat. Hence, a multi-vitamin would help under these circumstances or if you feel your diet could be better balanced. If you think your iron levels are low, have heavy periods perhaps and frequently feel fatigued consider getting a complete blood count and iron panel to see if you would benefit from iron supplementation. ...Read more

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If i become a vegetarian will that lower my cholesterol and increase my chances of not having heart disease like my mom and grandmom?

If i become a vegetarian will that lower my cholesterol and increase my chances  of not having heart disease like  my mom and grandmom?

YES!!!: Vegetarians do have lower cholesterol & a much lower risk of heart disease, though the lower risk is not necessarily due to lower cholesterol! the real cause of heart disease is inflammation & a vegetarian diet is less inflammatory. There are many other health benefits to a vegetarian diet as well. See http://www.Vegetariantimes.Com/article/why-go-veg-learn-about-becoming-a-vegetarian/. ...Read more

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Hi! I have skin prone to breakouts,which leave acne and pimple scars.. What can I possibly eat to get glowing skin? I am vegetarian & No eggs. Thanks!

Hi! I have skin prone to breakouts,which leave acne and pimple scars.. What can I possibly eat to get glowing skin? I am vegetarian & No eggs. Thanks!

A dermatologist: which is a skin doctor, is a the best person to see for this. Beyond that, consider applying Vitamin E oil directly on the skin to help w/scars and adding good oil to your diet to lubricate the skin, e.g., coconut oil, olive oil. Avoid transfats. Vegetarians can reach for junk food easily. Please don't. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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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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