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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: vegan diet

Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

Dear Dr. Ruth, Do you still maintain a vegan diet all the time and would you recommend switching totally to a vegan diet all at once or attempt a gradual change?  Thank You. ~ ~ ~ Thanks for your questions because they are the easiest ones I’ve had in a long time! My answer’s anContinue 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


Dear Dr. Ruth, I’m a 54-year old male who has started running again  I am training for the Vegas Marathon next month and pulled my iliotibial band in November.  I am now only doing the half marathon, because I was set back. I would like to push harder, but now I fear any injury.  IContinue Reading

Training for a Triathlon

Hi Dr. Ruth, My wife and I read your book and were inspired to start a new Vegan lifestyle.  We ordered one of Dr McDougalls books and have been enjoying the recipes.  I am 55 and my wife is 52.  I have lost 50 lbs and my wife has lost 15 lbs on our newContinue Reading

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