Items Tagged ‘vitamin b12’

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 Ask the Doctors

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 - 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


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