|Author, speaker, and nutrition expert Vesanto Melina, |
looking fabulous at 70!
The one-hour presentation--centered on vegan-nutrition fundamentals--was given in English, with two french translators hard at work for the mostly francophone audience. I would guess that there were more than 100 people in attendance. Pretty good for a Wednesday night in Paris!
|The B12-curious audience.|
|One of the information tables at the Paris event.|
Well, micro-amounts at best, but not enough to meet our bodies' B12 needs. If you're vegan, it's time to face facts, she said, more or less. You need to take a B12 supplement.
|Vesanto and her translation team on stage.|
B12 deficiency at its most extreme results in severe damage to the nervous system. Symptoms include numb fingers and toes (I have this a lot, but chalked it up to "poor circulation"), depression, and memory loss. Ouch!
Are you vegan? Do you take a B12 supplement? What's the experience been like for you, before and after starting to supplement?
|After introducing myself to Vesanto, she told me she was using |
my latest article in VegNews Magazine to help her navigate
the vegan scene in the City of Light. What an honor!