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Vitamin B12: It’s not just for meat-eaters anymore.

Vitamin B12: It’s not just for meat-eaters anymore.
So, you’ve been eating a low-fat whole foods vegan diet for awhile and you’re feeling GREAT!  Then your vegan-advisor pulls a rain-cloud over the party by asking “Have you started taking vitamin B12 yet?” “No way!” you splutter.  “A whole foods vegan diet is perfect!  I’m not into pills.  I just eat organic dirt on my vegetables; it’s fine.  Go away.” Your vegan-advisor gently & stubbornly persists however.  He/she tells you some rather alarming stories of vegans who developed serious neurological conditions when their B12 levels tanked after months, years or even decades without supplementing B12. Does this mean...
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