What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12
Posted on May 29 2015
Leilani Münter is a biology graduate who eventually became the unusual combination of a race car driver and environmental activist. Leilani has raced from shorts tracks to superspeedways, in both open wheel and stock cars. With years of dedication to environmental issues, she has become a recognized leader in the environmental community.
Tia Blanco is a vegan surfer who loves animals and yoga. She is a member of the USA surf team, who surfs with power and style, and took 3rd overall in the 2014 World Juniors. At just 17 years old, Tia became one of the most talked about amateurs in women’s surfing, winning both the NSSA Southwest Women’s under 18s and Surfing Prime America Women’s under 18s seasons. Also an outspoken vegan athlete, Tia has become an ambassador for PETA2 and is frequently featured in vegan, vegetarian and health media as a role model and athlete.
Cam F Awesome is currently the captain of the USA National boxing team. He aims to win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics. Cam is originally from Long Island, New York, but currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, which he considers home. He has been vegan for almost 3 years and loves it. There are sometimes challenges but nothing that Cam can't overcome to maintain his plant-based diet. In between boxing and working out, Cam gives motivational speeches to young adults. He is also pursuing a career in stand up comedy.
Dr. Cyrus Khambatta received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012, and started Mangoman Nutrition and Fitness in 2013 to teach people with diabetes the fundamentals of lifestyle management through informed nutrition and exercise. By providing nutrition and exercise coaching, he aspires to positively influence the lives of people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Kate Strong is a Welsh-born international traveller, who has spread her wings far and wide not only geographically but in every aspect of her life. Having graduated with a double Masters in Mechanical Engineering from French and English universities, Kate has had a diverse career path from having a career in fashion in Italy to working as a Dive-Master in Mexico.
Regan Smith is a gym instructor who Iives in Brisbane, Australia. He has been vegan for almost 3 years, with health and fitness his initial driving force to explore the diet - it has evolved from there.
This week a heartwarming story comes out of Colorado, where two therapy pigs are visiting patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other memory problems at a nursing home in the Denver area.
The only reliable vegan sources of B12 are foods fortified with B12 (including some plant milks, some soy products and some breakfast cereals) and B12 supplements.
“Veganism is a very fine form of nutrition. It’s a little extreme to tell a person who is using flesh foods that you’re going to take everything entirely away from them. When I was in practice in medicine, I would tell the patients that the vegetable based diet was the healthy way to go, and to keep away from the animal products as much as possible. People are very sensitive about what they eat. You can talk to people about exercising relaxation, good mental attitude and they will accept that. But you talk to them about what they are eating and people are very sensitive about that. If an individual is willing to listen, I will try to explain to them on a scientific basis of how I think it’s better for them.” – Dr. Ellsworth Wareham
Welfarists believe that farmed animals can be treated with respect in both life and in death, but there is nothing respectful about taking a life. To kill is inherently the utmost act of disrespect. So-called "ethical" free-range, family-run farms are not only even more unsustainable than factory farms, but they are a myth. For as long as animal agriculture exists as an institution, animals will suffer.
One bite and any eater will be convinced that vegan food is still good food.
It’s the perfect summertime meal when you’re tired of salad and want something more comforting. This sauce would go great on any kind of noodle.
It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?
These vegan deviled eggs are actually stuffed tomatoes–they are absolutely beautiful, and, oh so delicious as hors d'oeuvres!