Vegan

Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…opinion, a strict vegetarian diet will put you behind the nutritional eight ball. No Such Thing as a Healthy Vegetarian Diet Every strict vegetarian (vegan) I’ve examined has had low blood levels of CoQ10, L. carnitine, alpha lipoic acid and vitamin B12. These are critical nutrients found most abundantly…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…California for the Longevity Now Conference, presented by raw food guru David Wolfe in Costa Mesa. The kick-off event was dinner at Au Lac, a local vegan restaurant that served several courses of raw food dishes, along with an elixir to promote digestion and an avocado smoothie at the end of the meal…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…deficiencies in carnitine are rare in healthy, well-nourished people who consume adequate amounts of animal protein, many vegetarians (particularly vegans, or “pure” or “strict” vegetarians) become deficient to some degree. Without meat, eggs, or dairy products, their diets often come up short…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…waste product produced by certain intestinal bacteria as a result of exposure to L-carnitine and a long-term diet high in red meat. Vegetarians and vegans have much lower levels of TMAO and the carnitine-converting class of bacteria. As you may remember, I wrote a blog about that study urging you not…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…mice and humans, giving mice a carnitine diet versus a non-carnitine diet. Then, they did the same thing with human meat eaters and compared them to vegan eaters. Then, based on the results, they implicated L-carnitine for contributing to cardiovascular disease—including plaque buildup in the blood vessels…

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