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Vitamin B-12; Do You Need It?

 
By Bill Caradonna, R.Ph., N.D.
(Note from me: As many of you know, I am a deeply committed advocate of Vitamin B-12 and have written about my own experiences on several occasions. I decided to ask an expert to give us his thinking about this vitamin so essential to human health.)
 
A half-century ago, doctors commonly administered vitamin B12 shots to their patients. As prescription drug development and use increased, vitamin B12 use declined.

Your Precious Skin

I love The Environmental Working Group. I have found that their research is impeccable and they do not resort to simple scare tactics. But they also don’t shy away from the truth. I turn to them for a lot of information.

This month, as spring springs, we think skin. We want to reveal a dewy lush complexion as we face sunny days and fewer clothes, but it’s important to take care of our largest breathing organ and to know what is in the product we are slathering all over our precious skin.

Ahhhhhhhh...Avocado

Ya’ know, I never really liked avocados…too soft and mushy. The flavor was okay, but the mouth-feel was just not for me. And then one day, my husband convinced me (after much pleading and cajoling) to try his guacamole…and I was hooked forever. What I had considered soft and mushy was actually smooth, creamy and oh, so sensual. I can’t get enough of them.

Here Comes the Sun, Baby!

I told you these days would come. The birds are chirping; the sun shines brighter each day; buds are popping everywhere!

We’re thinking about planting, signing on with a CSA to ensure we have fresh food all summer long, right from the farm to your table.

We smile easier; we feel relaxed. Our shoulders aren’t up around our ears as we brace against the cold. We open, like flowers to the sun and warm our winter-weary bodies.

We all lose our minds just a little in the spring, as we imagine our summer days to come. At least I do.

Bagged Salad: Should We or Shouldn't We?

It’s important to understand all the stuff that’s in what you buy. Then and only then can you can decide if you want it in your food, on your body or in your home.

So I decided to put all my years of label reading to good use.

It’s amazing to me how ingredients we might not want to consume are cloaked in complicated names; and with nutrition panels that read like a Russian novel, you have to be a detective to decipher what’s in your food.

Not anymore! Let's shine the light on what we're eating.

Eat This Now!

Amazing Asparagus

Just when you think there isn’t one more thing you can love about spring, along come the first tender stalks of asparagus, the surest sign of the season, next to tulips. After a long winter hiatus, the first limbs of this wonderful vegetable are as welcome as the first warm rays of sun on winter-weary skin.

Spring is in the Air!

As I write, it is an unseasonably cold, grey March day. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see sun or be blissfully warm again. As I write, it’s snowing…again…outside my window. And yet, if I pay attention and stop whining about being cold, there is a freshness in the air that can only be identified as spring.

Label.ology: Agave Nectar (Syrup)

Label.ology

In this feature, we’re taking labels…and ingredients apart.

Lovely Lentils

I admit it. I am completely obsessed with lentils.

Label.ology: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) & Petrolatum Liquidium

In this feature, we’re taking labels apart.

It’s important to understand all the stuff that’s in what you buy. Then and only then can you can decide if you want it in your food, on your body or in your home.

So I decided to put all my years of label reading to good use.

Why label.ology? Well, the definition of ‘-ology’, that’s why: “the scientific study of a particular subject.”