extremely well documented in the literature.
VITAMIN, MINERAL & NUTRITION RELATED SYNDROMES http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/nother/vitamin.htm#B12
how our herbivorous animal friends get their b12: • Ruminant bacteria produce B12. • Gorillas eat insects. • Hind gut fermenters – bacterial fermentation produces B12. • Rabbits eat their feces to get B12 produced in cecum. • Some herbivores ingest soil with cobalt, which is required by some bacteria to produce B12. • Humans cannot get B12 from their bacteria because absorption of B12 occurs before the cecum.
the china study included meat as well as vegetables. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 4998007188
tip of the iceberg of science linking b12 and human health:
MRI appearances in subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord due to vitamin B12 deficiency.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC486705/
Maternal vegan diet causing a serious infantile neurological disorder due to vitamin B12 deficiencyhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01963568
Micronutrient challenges across the age spectrum: Is there a role for red meat? (2013)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... ated=false
"The fossil record indicates that early man evolved as an omnivore, with meat representing a significant source of protein and nutrients"
from the same article "national dietary surveys indicate that UK diets can be low in nutrients typically found in red meat, e.g. vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium and potassium, particularly among low-income groups
, teenagers and females."
and as for biblical food recommendations, we've already been over this: introductions-f20/topic22546-135.html#p217988
"genesis 9:3, everything that lives and moves." hopefully that excludes people. and cloven hooved cud chewers of course. speaking of which.. and if we're not supposed to eat meat, why on earth do we have to have specific rules about which animals are unclean, per Leviticus..?
rob, if you come back, do let me know if you want to go over things dietary
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com