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19 Jan 2004

lacto-ovo vegertarian
please help,i work long shifts at a call center,,my immune system is really down,and i often feel very tired,please can u help me,tel me how i should improve my eating plan.apart from being lacto ovo vegetarian,I do not eat whit rice, pasta,every thing i eat is low fat,i eat one slice of bread a day,only rooibos tea,and stay away from butter,I also dont eat any soya products,I am lacking alot of vitamins,and would greatly appreciate if u could help me
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Faye
I trust that you are eating eggs regularly and drinking milk and using yoghurt and different types of cheese? If not, then start doing this ASAP to provide you with high-quality protein, some iron, B vitamins and calcium. In addition you need to take a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Supradyn Forte and Salmon oil capsules to provide omega-3. It may also be a good idea to have blood tests to see if you are suffering from anaemia which could be caused by an iron and/or vit B12 deficiency. If this should be the case, the dr will put you on an iron-folic acid supplement and/or vitamin B12 supplement.
Take care
DietDoc
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