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Doctors against vegetarian/vegan diets

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Angelaaaaaaaaaaa Angelaaaaaaaaaaa NSW Posts: 15
1 20 Sep 2010
There seems to be such a common misconception that doctors and other health care professionals are against vegetarian/vegan diets. I find this to be utterly untrue as my doctor has always supported and encouraged vegetarian/vegan diets. I also work in the health care industry and have found that most people I've worked with have no negative opinions of vegetarian/vegan diets.
So where does this misconception come from? What have your experiences been with doctors or other health care professionals as a vegetarian/vegan?  

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Mondayschild Mondayschild WA Posts: 1452
2 20 Sep 2010
My doctor has been fantastic. I would almost go so far as to say pleased. I have heard peoples negative experiences but have been fortunate enough not to have had them myself.
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randz randz QLD Posts: 55
3 20 Sep 2010
well when my iron level was low, doctor asked are you a vegetarian? i said vegan dude. hes like no wonder why you need red meat!
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Angelaaaaaaaaaaa Angelaaaaaaaaaaa NSW Posts: 15
4 20 Sep 2010
bobbynator said:
well when my iron level was low, doctor asked are you a vegetarian? i said vegan dude. hes like no wonder why you need red meat!
Did he have a rant about the importance of eating dead animals?
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karenbaby karenbaby ACT Posts: 489
5 20 Sep 2010
My iron levels are low and i told my doctor (when i was vegetarian) that i didnt eat meat and he told me i shouldent be vego because of my iron. I dont think he had a problem with being a vego/vegan i just think he didnt think I should be.
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carinaforkeeps carinaforkeeps NSW Posts: 484
6 20 Sep 2010
My doctor is vegan.
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Seyda Seyda VIC Posts: 167
7 20 Sep 2010
so far my doc has always been kind and understanding but i havent gone to her since i became vegan so she doesnt know yet lol im going to go soon though... just didnt find the need to go lately wish me luck happy
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...2 ...2 WA Posts: 2307
8 20 Sep 2010
carinaforkeeps said:
My doctor is vegan.
Well, that's cool! My doctor doesn't know. I don't go to the doctors enough for that. I probably should, but my mum has a 'suck it up and take a panadol' policy that we more or less stick to.
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karenbaby karenbaby ACT Posts: 489
9 20 Sep 2010
Valkyrie Uruz said:
carinaforkeeps said:
My doctor is vegan.
Well, that's cool! My doctor doesn't know. I don't go to the doctors enough for that. I probably should, but my mum has a 'suck it up and take a panadol' policy that we more or less stick to.
I go by that too. Id be in bed dying,and ill just take a panadol and see what happens LOL
i hate doctors and hospitals. For me they represent problem and fear and dying and not a fun jolly visit D:
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Brendon Brendon NSW Posts: 1212
10 20 Sep 2010
I only see vegetarian/vegan doctors; just call around and ask before visiting.
Not to sound racist but often Indian doctors are more open to vegetarianism/veganism.

We should make a website that lists veg friendly doctors throughout Australia... Hmm...
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