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#1 Old 01-04-2009, 07:35 AM
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Hi there! I tried vegetarianism once and i did well for months but then i got hepatitus.I dont know if that was the cause of it but i havent tried again fully because of that.

I have however been trying to eat even less meat but now i want to try actual vegetarianism again and im looking for help but the sites ive found except for like 1 has been no help.Then i figured to look for a forum also for real people to help and support me,this was the first forum i saw,i checked it over and i really like it here.

Ill be glad to meet you all in time on the forums!! ^.^
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#2 Old 01-04-2009, 07:53 AM
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welcome to veggieboards! don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have- we'd be glad to help. the search function is excellent for learning loads of things too!



i was wondering about the hepititis thing- i'm really confused about how vegetarianism could cause hepititis, and what you were thinking about the two things being related. google wasn't much help when i looked into links between the two things.



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I dont know either,when i went to the hospital,its been long ago, the doctor said that it could be the vegetarianism or back then i liked wine coolers but i only had those like maybe once a month sometimes less than that. So neither reason to me seems really plausible,im not sure.Sheesh it took them a full week to find it WAS hepatitus at all. T_T

But that scared me for a long time,because i had no idea,i could have gotten it from someone in contact with me..thats probably closer to the real reason i got it.

Im going to start again very slow though,im trying to get pregnant with our second baby ,im 35 and wasnt even allowed to try until just 2 yrs ago. I have one little boy right now and this next baby will be our last,if we have another.So i dont want to shock my system too much,plus i have multiple heart problems and a seizure disorder.Im not trying to make excuses,please dont feel that way, i just need to exercise alot of caution. Im going to ask my doctors (neurologist,cardiologist)before i get really heavy into it.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ^.^
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it does sound very sensible that you're taking it slowly and carefully, with your having health concerns. i think i'd find a vegetarian friendly registered dietician to get specialised support from, if i was you.



if anyone tries to tell you that vegetarianism in itself isn't healthy, you could perhaps direct them to the ADA, who have said that "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. "



if your dietician needs a little help, there is some stuff here: http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg...3_ENU_HTML.htm
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Neither wine coolers or vegetarianism are typically causes of hepatitis.



I'm sorry you have so many health concerns.



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Neither wine coolers or vegetarianism are typically causes of hepatitis.



yeah, i didn't think so.
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Hepatitis is a virus that is transmitted from person to person. Not wine cooler to person and not broccoli to person. I thought one contracted hepatitis through blood transfusions (though rarely with the screening of blood), sharing needles/using unsanitized needles (i.e. sketchy tattoo/piercing place), and sexual activity. Unless, perhaps, you consumed a cucumber that was used for unsavory activities, I can't imagine there is any way to contract hep from vegetarianism.

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Hepatitis is a virus that is transmitted from person to person. Not wine cooler to person and not broccoli to person. I thought one contracted hepatitis through blood transfusions (though rarely with the screening of blood), sharing needles/using unsanitized needles (i.e. sketchy tattoo/piercing place), and sexual activity. Unless, perhaps, you consumed a cucumber that was used for unsavory activities, I can't imagine there is any way to contract hep from vegetarianism.



Exactly, after my first aid training I was required to get Hep B immunizations because it's a blood born pathogen. Non viral hepatitis can be caused by alcohol and drugs, but that doesn't seem to be a factor here.

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Hepatitis is generally caused by a virus... or there's alcohol induced hepatitis but I think you would need to drink a lot more than a couple of wine coolers.



At any rate, I can't imagine that a vegetarian diet would be unhealthy to anyone but since you do have some other health concerns then I think it's probably a good idea to consult with your doctor about it.



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Thank you all for the support.I have no idea why the doctor would tell me that then,that irritates me more now since i stopped vegetarianism because of that. Though it does make me proud that i got my hubbys little sister to become vegetarian,she is to this day still a vegetarian, she began *thinks counting back*appx 12 yrs.She began when she was like really young,i really really am proud of her ^.^
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