Thursday, April 29, 2010

more on B12, plus more links

Vitamin B12: Vital Nutrient for Good Health: "Avoid overconsumption of foods that block vitamin B12 intake or increase the body’s need for the vitamin, such as soy foods and spirulina." And "Taking folic acid without B12 can mask signs of B12 deficiency in red blood cells but will not protect against deficiencies in the nervous system."

If I was a parent, I would do all I could to encourage a kid to be an ovo-lacto vegetarian rather than a vegan. As any number of sites note, in India, before modern sterilization techniques, millions of vegetarians got essential animal-source vitamins and minerals from insect waste and particles in their food.s

May 1 marches around the US for immigration reform. Via Janni Simner.

Hypersonic Cruise Missile: America's New Global Strike Weapon - "The mission: Attack anywhere in the world in less than an hour. But is the Pentagon's bold program a critical new weapon for hitting elusive targets, or a good way to set off a nuclear war?"

Myth Buster: Can You Catch Poison Ivy From Someone Who Has It?