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What Is Some Background Information On Vegetarianism
Ambiguous!: Man has never existed as a vegetarian by choice. Humans have always eaten meat, vegetables, nuts, greens, and only until recently (2400bc).Being a vegatarian is a sociologic or philisophic choice. Some studies have shown the lifestyle to be healthier, but other disagree.Protein intake need be higher, since the composition of non-animal protein lacks more essential amino-acids. Add milk and eggs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be detrimental: Lack of animal proteins, in some persons, inhibit the body' s ability to form certain proteins, like the immune system. Vegetarians with heavy metal exposures generally have a tougher time with detoxification and repair in chronic exposures. ...Read more
Becoming Vegetarian: As per Harvard Health Publications, Becoming a Vegetarian- Vegetarians have a lower risk for cardiac events (such as a Heart attack) and death from Cardiac cause. (EPIC-Oxford), researchers found a 19% lower risk of death from Heart disease among Vegetarians. In studies of Seventh-day Adventists, Vegetarians’ risk of developing Diabetes was half that of non- vegetarians. Health is Wealth! ...Read more
Here is a good one:: I did a web search. As you said, the key is to find one that is unbiased, and, ideally, documented, and i found a good one at this website: http://vegetarian.Procon.Org/#pro_con. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what can I eat to gain weight (without eating meat or eggs due to vegetarianism)?
Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might be: Eczema is a very general term describing an inflammation skin condition that can be related to several allergic, infectious and / or skin dryness. Micronutrient deficiency including many vitamins and heavy metals can also cause skin inflammation that looks like eczema. Thus, there can be a link between vegetarianism and eczema due to its narrow nutrient profile. ...Read more
Off vegetarian diet: A healthy body makes a healthy adjustment , and nothing happens. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Vegetarian Diet: I commend you for becoming Vegetarian. and CARING FOR YOUR HEALTH. Have Balanced Diet with protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Have vegetables, fruit, grain, dairy products Use herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary Use spices like coriander, cumin, nutmeg Use nuts Manifest your creativity se your CREATIVITY ...Read more
Unclear question: Do you mean how to gain weight on a vegetarian diet? If so, why do you wish to gain weight? If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease and may be better for you. At the age of 40 the only body growth you are likely to experience is increase in body fat and i would not recommend that. ...Read more
Plumpy cheeks: I wonder why you want to have plumpy cheeks and why you are in a hurry. Do you have a concern about your facial features? Are you trying to gain weight? Are you underweight? I think your question requires further investigation to address your concerns. Please consider scheduling a consultation with a clinician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Total Health: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health. Let the Wise Person within you Guide you for Total Health: •Physical- Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants; and Exercise •Intellectual-Perspective, Logical Reasoning •Emotional- Taking care of stress, feelings, needs and expectations •Social –Relationships and work •Spiritual Health ...Read more
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