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...

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice?

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice? Brown rice has the bran coating so it will be at least 10% higher in fiber, magnesium, and selenium. It is significantly higher in manganese.  White rice, as well as grain products that have been processed, are fortified with folacin to reduce neural tube birth...

I know that the vegetarian and vegan are is the only really healthy diets.

This is not a question but a comment. I have just read what you have to say on a vegetarian diet and frankly, I'm disappointed by your advice. No, I'm not a dietitian, but even I know that the vegetarian diet and better still vegan diet, is the only really healthy diet. The idea...

I became a vegetarian after my doctor told me I had high blood cholesterol.

I decided to become a vegetarian after my doctor told me I had a high blood cholesterol. All I'm eating is vegetables, grains, and fruits. How long will it take my cholesterol to go down from 290? My doctor tells me it has to get below 200. Congratulations, you are doing something to lower your...

Are veggie chips actually healthy ?

Are veggie chips actually healthy? If you define healthy as fried chips, then no because of the added fat. However some veggie chips are baked, but then so are some potato chips so maybe if they fit in your healthy eating plan. The difference is veggie chips may be starchy like sweet potatoes which is...

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...

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...

Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it's a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia--am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians? The Vegetarian Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with vegetarians. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you want (individual consultation) with expertise in vegetarian...

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....