Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin. Full Times of India article here...
Dr. Heidi's comments to the article:
The title is a bit misleading, but the substance of the article is accurate. Here's how to interpret it:
It's NOT that eating veggies shrinks the brain. It's not eating animal food that shrinks the brain.
Veggies provide great nutrition, but it's not enough. I hope this gives the few of you who have been vegetarian or near-vegetarian encouragement that you're on the right track here with the change in your food plan. I was a vegan for 12 years; a raw foodist for two. I'm glad I had a wake-up call...
We have plenty of B vitamins, including B-12 in our ER food plan :) --- Dr. Heidi
If you are tired of all the media reports about what food is healthy I invite you to visit Inside Whole Food Nation and see how Dr. Heidi can help you sort through the junk media based food reports. Your ER personalized food plan...
I've been close to being a vegetarian most of my life. It wasn't because I'm an animal lover, though I am, it was simply that I didn't like the taste of meat. I always believed not eating meat was healthier.
I have started eating meat now, but not just any meat. It has to be grass-fed from good ranchers. I like the taste of this real meat and found I have more energy, sleep better, concentrate better and don't want any junk food anymore. I have to give credit to Dr. Heidi Dulay for helping me figure out what real food does for overall health and helping me shape my family's real food plan. This is not a one size fits all or a fad "diet" of any kind, it is a lifestyle change based on real food.