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Doctor insights on: What Is Some Background Information On Vegetarianism

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Statistic information on vegetarianism ?

Statistic information on vegetarianism
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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 more

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How can vegetarianism affect the body?

How can vegetarianism affect the body?

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

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What are the bodily effects of vegetarianism?

What are the bodily effects of vegetarianism?

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

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How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

Should be fine: As long as a vegetarian eats a well rounded variety of foods containing the appropriate recommended portions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals on a regular basis, his/her dietary intake should not negatively impact mental health. ...Read more

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What is an unbiased pros / cons list of vegetarianism?

What is an unbiased pros / cons list of vegetarianism?

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

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Can anyone tell me what can I eat to gain weight (without eating meat or eggs due to vegetarianism)?

Can anyone tell me what can I eat to gain weight (without eating meat or eggs due to vegetarianism)?

Weight gain: Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil & Smoothies (w added silken tofu ). ...Read more

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What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

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 more

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Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

No: The definitive studies have never been done, but acne probably has little to do with diet. If you are a vegetarian, i trust you are staying clear of greasy and salty stuff for your overall health, and have a competent physician to advise on supplements. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

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

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Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Teeth need Nutrition: Tooth development require complete nutrition. Calcium and other minerals as well as vitamins, especially c and b complex, for proper development. Children should not be on strict vegan vegetarianism in my opinion. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I am new vegetarian. Could you recommend some recipes?

I am new vegetarian. Could you recommend some recipes?

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

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How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

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

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Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

No. Give it up.: The benefits of a vegetarian diet, though much-hyped by cults, have resisted demonstration in the real scientific studies. The one problem is that meat and dairy taste better and you'll eat more, so you'll want to get going with the physical fitness and exercise. ...Read more

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How do i get plumpy cheeks in weeks ? (I m a pure vegetarian)

How do i get plumpy cheeks in weeks ? (I m a pure vegetarian)

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

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As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

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