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Will Your Body Start To Smell If You Become Vegan
Least of ur worries: About four percent of incoming medical students profess to be vegetarians; almost none are by the time of graduation -- they realize they were deceived. The dangers of both a vegetarian and a strict vegan diet are as great as, though different from, the junk-food obesogenic diet; both ruin people's health. If you must be a vegetarian, get scientific help on the supplements, and good luck. ...Read more
11 yr old son (vegan), stool is rancid, smells like something died. He said his stool is normal in color and consistancy. What can cause this?
Incomplete digestion: Sometimes, food is passed from the small to large intestine without being completely digested; the bacteria in the large bowel then work on the incompletely digested food, causing foul odors and sometimes gas. Sugars can be a major culprit. This is very common after episodes of viral stomach flu; the virus causes lower levels of enzymes in the small bowel, which will return to normal in a few wk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: Many people feel a vegan diet is the healthiest diet, but while many people thrive on a vegan diet it is certainly not for everyone; we are all genetically unique and many people discover that they feel much better with at least some animal-derived food in their diet. While breastfeeding it is important to get adequate protein and essential fatty acids but this is possible as a vegan- see comment:. ...Read more
I've searched other places but the answers werent very clear i just wanted to know what kind of changes good&bad will my body go through by going vegan?
It depends: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan diet so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php & my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For body building-: -you need protein, and may veggies are high in protein such as beans and many more. google proteins in vegetables and you can get a whole list as well as the amount of proteins. you need 50gms a day for maintenance so you will need to up this on workout days. also nuts are a good source and a good snack. ...Read more
Can you get deficient in cholesterol if you are vegan? Is there a disorder where the body cannot make enough cholesterol unless you ingest it?
No to both: This is something people may tell you about the dangers of a vegetarian diet, and it's actually not true, just an ill-informed conclusion from the fact that the diet itself contains no cholesterol. If and only if you supplement nutrients as required, bring a vegan is safe though the health benefits have been greatly exaggerated. Your physicisn is your best guide. ...Read more
I'm vegan and i take b complex but i was wondering if i can also get it from food? Also do probiotics in our bodies really make the b12?
B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 deficiency is common among vegans. Check with your favorite health food store. Probiotics will not enhance b12 uptake. See www.vegetarian.org.uk/factsheets/b12factsheet.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I ate fish AfTer sinus operation.. After two days I am having breathing problem. Due to fish?? Some says fish is hot item for body.. I am vegan
Not the fish: i don't think eating fish would have caused youto have these issues. I recommend getting in touch with your ENT doc but your primary care doc can help as well. If symptoms get severe I would go to ER. ...Read more