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Ask the Doctors - How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

September 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve always loved animals and now I want to stop eating meat. But I’m 15 years old and my parents think that’s too young to make such a big decision. What can I tell them about being a vegetarian? I’m hoping I can persuade them it’s OK. We think it’s admirable that you […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, iron, teenagers, vegetarian, vegetarian diet, vitamin b12


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition


Do you need vitamin or mineral supplements?

October 6, 2017

Do you need vitamin or mineral supplements?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Consistently eating a well-balanced diet – with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats – can ensure you’re meeting all of your nutritional needs. But many Americans fall short of consuming enough of the foods they need to maintain healthy levels of some important vitamins and minerals. What supplements should I consider? […]

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Tags: calcium, essential vitamins, folic acid, iron, mineral supplements, nutrition, supplements, vitamin b12, vitamin D