If you are concerned about vitamin B12 on a raw vegan diet, then this short article and attached video interview with Don Bennett is definitely for you!
We interviewed Don Bennett at the Woodstock Fruit Festival 2012. Don Bennett is a long term raw foodist himself, a health coach and educator.
Vitamin B12 is a hotly debated topic among vegans and especially those who eat only a raw food diet.
It used to be believed that a deficiency in B12 was something that only happened to people who refrained from eating meat and animal products (vegans) but this has proven not to be the case as some meat eaters have even been shown to be deficient in vitamin B12 from studies that have been carried out.
Where should we get it from, why are some people deficient and not others are questions that are frequently ask by many health seekers in their quest to understand and often improve their body’s vitamin B12 status.
In this interview, Don Bennett covers the subject of B12 with specific regards to people following a raw vegan diet and discusses the following point
- How poor quality diets make people vitamin B12 deficient.
- Why raw vegans should get tested for vitamin B12 deficiency and the very real dangers of permanent health damage if they do not.
- How best to test for Vitamin B12 deficiency.
- ‘Cuts to the chase’ regarding exactly what form of supplementation is best and touches on forms that he feels are best avoided.
To watch the video, simply click on the link below.
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