Vitamin B12 is one of the most common topics I get asked about for those interested in a plant-based diet.
Most importantly, it is often stated, perhaps almost as a main theme, that the use of vitamin and mineral supplements is an important strategy for promoting and re-gaining health.
It is important not to be too certain, not to the point of nihilism but at least to an awareness, that today’s ‘truths’ are often tomorrow’s shortcomings.
Maybe a second pill might be found to “correct” the problems created by the first. Did you ever see the pillboxes of our elderly?
In the China Study, total vegetable consumption was 315 grams/day (11.1 oz) compared to 181 grams/day (6.3 oz) in the US. We were able to get a pretty good idea of antioxidant vitamin status by comparing the relative percentages …
Every once in a while, when strolling through the grocery store with my wife, Karen, I get up the nerve to look at those nutrient profiles on the side of the package.
Why are these nutrients so established in our minds, so impervious to change? What are these things? Are they, more or less, mostly the same?
I receive many newspaper clippings on nutrition, sent by friends and colleagues, and coming from many parts of the world.