Vitamin B12 Deficiency in the Vegan/Raw Diet

There are many vitamins and minerals that we hear about in the media, from medical professionals, and from our parents/family growing up.  We mostly understand that we require some calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron.  We understand that we need protein (though there are very interesting debates about how much).  However, many of us have no clue about the B vitamins.  Vitamin B12 can be a particular issue for those on a vegan diet who do not consume fortified food/drink (like soymilk).  Thus, raw vegans may be more inclined to a B12 deficiency. Why is this important? B12 is … Continue reading

Home or Studio – What is the Best Location for Practice?

When I first started yoga, I had little time or inclination to try to find a studio.  Like many people, I started with a DVD (AM yoga by Rodney Yee – I highly recommend it for a first try).  After a while of doing one DVD and then gradually adding a few more, I found online.  At that time, yogatoday was offering a 1 hour free streaming class every day – what a deal!  I still didn’t look into studio classes, even after a yoga studio opened up a mile from my house (Yogawood in Collingswood, NJ).  In fact, … Continue reading

Vegan shoes – WTF?

I’m sure it’s me, because I haven’t heard anyone else complaining about it recently, but what is the problem with shoe manufacturers that they don’t want to branch out into non-animal materials.  Sure, there are a few companies that do, but they tend to be the granola clunky shoes (like earth shoes) or beach shoes (like crocs and flip flops).  Once you start adding other needs to the shoe shopping, the choices become fewer and fewer.  Currently, I’m trying to find dress shoes with a little bit of a heel for work, vegan, size 8, without a pointy toe.  HAHAHAHA. … Continue reading