Items Tagged ‘vegan diet’

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 Ask the Doctors

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


Ask the Doctors - If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: One of my resolutions for the new year was to become a vegan, and now my girlfriend is saying I’ll have to take supplements to get enough vitamin B12. Why can’t I get B12 in my diet, and what will happen if I fall short? Dear Reader: Your girlfriend has done her homework […]

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Tags: B12, B12 insufficiency, bone marrow, carbohydrates, diet, DNA, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eating healthy, fats, megaloblastic anemia, nervous system


How to stay healthy with a vegan diet

December 5, 2017

How to stay healthy with a vegan diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

With New Year’s resolutions around the corner, Americans will focus increased attention on how they can retool their health. Chances are, they’ll put a spotlight on dietary changes. Experts agree that a diet low in fat and cholesterol and high in vegetables and grains is key. Sometimes, the health-conscious consider a vegan diet, which forbids […]

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Tags: balanced diet, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle changes, lifestyle changes, low fat diet, new year resolution, switching to a vegan diet, vegan diet