Vitamin B12?

As a vegetarian, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. But how do vegans get Vitamin B12? Do fermented soy products, amasake rice drink, or umeboshi plums provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies? Many foods reported as good B-12 sources are tested with methods that measure B-12 analogues (which block the absorption of active B-12, thereby causing B-12 deficiency). Those methods misrepresent true B-12 content. The Read more...

Umeboshi Plum Health Benefits

Patricia teaches a vegan cooking classHolidays and traveling can sometimes play havoc with well laid dietary resolutions.  Fortunately, Ume (plum) products from Japan are your best friends against a host of haunting upsets!  The holidays cram into a short spell more celebrating and indulging that the rest of the year combined. But if I happen to overindulge during the holidays (or whenever there is a good excuse), I’ve got a plum up my sleeve that’s a cure –all. Technically it’s an apricot, but everyone calls it a plum, Read more...