A few short weeks ago I asked everyone to submit their most pressing plant-based diet question. You all answered and we are lucky enough that Julieanna Hever, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-based Nutrition has responded to our top three concerns.
I do want to add my own personal thoughts and experiences on question number 2. Since I am not a doctor or professional nutritionist of any kind, I won’t recommend that you do this, but here are my thoughts:
DON’T GUESS. Just have your doctor do the necessary blood tests once a year to tell you what you are deficient in. You may be surprised, or not. I have done this once a year for the past three years and I am currently supplementing with Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and iron. That may be the price I have to pay for otherwise exceptional health and low cholesterol. It’s totally worth it. I’d rather do this than be overweight and develop heart disease and diabetes.
Got other concerns? Check out Julieanna’s book:
Have you had your blood tested lately? Are you supplementing with anything right now? What has your experience been?