Imperfect Veganism: Nature’s Protection Against Pernicious B12 Deficiency?

If you’re not familiar with it, B12 is an essential vitamin that is central to brain and nervous system function, production of DNA in our cells, and maintaining red blood cells. If left unaddressed, B12 deficiency can lead to severe, permanent neurological issues and dementia. This is pretty scary stuff, guys. To say that I’m a little freaked out that I took this so lightly in the past is a bit of an understatement.

Cheat Your Way to a (Just About) Vegan Diet

Most fledgling vegans seem to fall in to two categories: Either 1) they give up animal products cold turkey and become militant ingredient-checkers, or 2) they repeatedly break down and gobble up animal products at the first hint of a craving. Many of us find ourselves swinging back and forth between these two extremes. I…