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Ask Dr. Ruth

Over the years, Dr. Ruth has been asked many questions about her diet and lifestyle.  This has given life to "Ask Dr. Ruth": a section of the website chronicling some of the many questions asked of her. Feel free to peruse past Q & A's and if you have a question that isn't listed here, you can submit it to Dr. Ruth using the form below.  She replies to all questions happily, free of charge, and as promptly as possible.

Category Archives: Cooked Food

Struggles going Meatless

Dr. Ruth, I was a US Navy Diver, EOD blow em up, jump out of planes etc. etc. etc.  I had a friend who was a vegetarian and seemed to do ok.  I tried many times to go meatless, I even learned to turn down barbeques and such with friends.  However, it became plain toContinue Reading

Vegetarianism: Myths and Realities

(The following are excerpts from a talk given in 2003 to a group of Hawaii dietitians.)  Question #1:  Are there better health implications with a vegetarian diet versus a diet that consists of lean meats? Dr. Ruth: Yes, there are a number of long-term, large-scale studies that show that a vegetarian diet is healthier as measuredContinue Reading

Fish and Fibromyalgia

Dear Dr. Ruth, My question: I listened to your program on the radio this past Sunday & you were talking about poisoning from fish which contributes to fibromyalgia (FMS). I was diagnosed with FMS in 1999. Could you tell me more about this?  What kind of poisoning is it?  How does one get tested forContinue Reading

Raw vs. cooked

Dear Dr. Ruth, I just looked at your website. Awesome!! I’m having a very difficult time sticking to a vegan diet.  I’m also very confused about nutrition.  I’ve read so many articles, I even get Dr. McDougall’s messages and read his articles.  Why can’t we eat cooked grains and be healthy?  I know you recommendContinue Reading

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