I have written several books on the subject of vegetarians.

I've read your statements on protein and vegetarians. Without trying to offend you, you should know the scientific literature doesn't support your position. I have written several books on the subject. If you were not already familiar with them, I would suggest you read The McDougall Plan (New Win)--found in most bookstores and libraries....

We are putting together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian and are physically active/athletic.

My partner and I are nutrition students from the University of Saskatchewan and are trying to put together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian (various types, including vegan) and are physically active/athletic. We want to offer information that will help physically active vegetarians maintain and optimize health and performance through meeting their nutritional...

Do I need to compliment milk and egg to make a complete protein?

I've read the Q and A on milk, eggs, and protein and still have a question. First is milk protein a complete protein? Do I need to compliment milk protein and egg whites to make a complete protein? Is the powdered egg white considered "raw" and therefore a problem with biotin? I can't seem to find my...

I am changing to a vegetarian in hoping to add a personal tone to my paper.

My Honors English 11 class is doing an "I-Search" paper where the student picks a topic and researches thoroughly the subject of choice. The topic I have chosen is one dealing in your area of expertise: Vegetarians and the strange diet many people are switching to every day. As part of my experience for...

It is impossible to design an amino acid deficient pure vegetarian diet.

Plants contain all the essential amino acids and any single starch or vegetable has levels that exceed Rose's Recommended Requirements (the values present in your dietetic books). It is impossible to design an amino acid deficient pure vegetarian diet that is based around any single or combination of unprocessed starches and/or vegetables (assuming calorie needs...

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned I’m not eating enough protein.

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned that I'm not eating enough protein. Do you know of any way I could find out how much protein my diet supplies me with? The protein content of your diet depends on whether you are a vegan (no animal products) or a lacto - ovo (milk and...

My daughter who is 14 is an ovo-lacto vegetarian and developed cracks in the corners of her mouth.

My daughter who is 14, is an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I support this and between the two of us, we try to make sure she receives the nutrients she needs. She has been eating this way for about 4 months. Recently she has developed cracks in the corners of her mouth. My older daughter had the...

I have been avoiding animal products for the last two years with not much energy.

I've been avoiding animal products for the last two years? I think I eat a pretty healthy diet. Lately, I haven't had much energy. What are some energy foods? When you say you avoid animal products, I think of no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese or butter. Also, I would think that you are...

How can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? Does being a vegetarian help you lose weight?

I am a student. My question is how can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? I barely eat at all and when I do I try to watch what I eat. Does being a vegetarian really help you lose weight? Does no meat include fish? Please write back! All the students would...

Is any particular form of soy more beneficial than others?

Thank you for your wonderful column! I am a vegetarian and use soy products as my main source of protein. I have read about the nutrient value of soy and the benefits of isoflavones. I have never seen anything written about the effect cooking has on the nutrients in soy products. I use soy flour,...

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