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B12 deficiency is quite rare. In cultures that have vegan diets exclusively (no animal products whatsoever), B12 deficiency is almost unheard of. They believe it is in conjunction with a few other problems in the body (such as bacteria not producing it effectively and the storing of it faulty), including sourcing the vitamin correctly.

You can get vitamin B12 from sea vegetables and nutritional yeast and tofu. It is only in tiny amounts, but tiny amounts are all the body needs. The body also stores vit b12, so you can eat a lot of, say, the yeast a few times a week. It is cheaper to eat vegetables, because rice is cheap, and vegetables are much cheaper by the pound. The other good reason to go veggie at least, if not vegan is the amount of food it takes to feed a cow. If we cut back 10% of our meat consumption (the United States) we could feed an extra 60 million people in the world. So, if you don’t do it for your health, do it for a life – someone else’s.

I am testing this info here, as I am thinking of starting a thread about it. There are many misunderstandings about nutrition, especially the vegan diet.
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Vegan thread

I would love to see a vegan thread. Of course, I'm not sure I would ever find it! This site is so huge I get lost on it. I don't know all the sub-categories from the major ones yet.

How long did it take you to get comfortable finding your way around MDC?
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How long did it take you to get comfortable finding your way around MDC?
It didn't take me long, because I was reading and posting pretty full on for a few months :LOL. (see my post count and join date : ) I find I hang around one or two places for a while and then move. Like, I will hang out at Talk Amongst Ourselves for a week or so, then take a tentative peek into News or Spirituality. I haven't come into Health for ages, so I actually posted this thread in Talk AO, and had it moved, cos I totally forgot about Health. :LOL You will find a couple of places where you get to know the posters and the subjects, and that becomes a sort of "base" for you.

I will do a search for vegan threads, and see what has already been gone through recently. Sometimes it can get heated, because veggies and meaties don't, uh, see eye to eye - usually due to vitamin B12, iron, and animal cruelty debates.
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