New B12, EPA/DHA, and D3 supplement May 5, 2017 6:45:23 GMT
Post by scwcc on May 5, 2017 6:45:23 GMT
Personally, non-humans will always come first, and that makes me take certain steps (or not taking others) that result in not doing all I could to be as healthy as possible. Not that I am unhealthy, anyway, and I believe I am healthier than your average vegan (or carnist).
In any case, maybe you have been lucky enough to get your produce from B12 rich soil, for example, although I wouldn't rely on that unless a test confirms that your levels are fine (certain algae -being sold as a "B12 source"- can "fake" B12, when in fact our bodies cannot metabolize their compound to make use of it, so it's not a good idea to take them for it, and a test might show a false positive).
True. My own health has always been sort of really low on my list of priorities, though I've been lucky enough to be able to get away with it for the most part. That's changed quite a bit lately though, as being able to help animals more efficiently is my main motivation for trying to whip myself into top shape. It's hard doing any serious legwork out in the real world when you get winded climbing a hill and trip over your own feet! (Plus it's just sort of fun being strong for once... I inadvertently gained a lot of strength after adopting our pups as they're both massively powerful leash-pullers, and all of a sudden I find myself able to do all sorts of mundane things like open jars and lug bags of animal food that I used to need help with... always hated being such a 'weak vegan' stereotype.)
I'd be really curious in seeing the results of a test. I got one a while back for something else and asked them to check my levels while they were at it but alas, they forgot. :/ I'll have to find the time to make a new appointment.
I do have the dubious habit of never washing my produce, for better or worse... Not sure about the B-12 levels, but we do have very nice, healthy soil here. Dark, almost black, rich, makes the weeds grow taller than me in some spots... Ah, I miss gardening.