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Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Salmon patties were a staple for me living in a college dorm. They’re awesome because they’re easy to make, freeze well in ziplock baggies and reheat quickly in a microwave, they’re a good source of both protein and ‘safe starch,’ they’re an inexpensive way to get your DHA, and you probably already have all the ingredients on hand. They also taste really good. Read on for the recipe!

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Is it Possible to be Healthy on a Vegan Diet? [Part Two]

Food or Supplements?

In part one, I discussed whether it’s possible to get enough vitamin D, calcium and vitamin K2 – three nutrients that are vital to bone health – on a vegan diet, without using supplements. We discovered that it is possible, but only if you get lots of sunlight, eat plenty of greens, properly prepare your nuts and seeds, and eat natto. In this post I’ll wrap it up by looking at iron, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B12. Then we can finally answer the question: Is it possible to be healthy on a vegan diet without the use of supplements? Read more →

Is it Possible to be Healthy on a Vegan Diet? [Part One]

Veggies!

In my last post in this series on veganism, I looked at anthropological evidence to establish that as a species in our natural habitats, humans are omnivores, and we thrive on an omnivorous diet. But although we are still humans (most of us, anyways), we don’t quite live in our natural habitats anymore, so what applied to the natives that Weston Price studied doesn’t necessarilyapply to us. In a modern-day setting with greater access to a variety of foods, can humans thrive on a vegan diet without needing to supplement? Is it biologically possible for humans to get what they need on a diet devoid of animal products?

In this two-part post, I’ll try to answer that question by looking at some of the nutrients that are hardest to come by on a vegan diet. In part one, we’ll look at three nutrients that are vital to bone health: vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin K2. Read more →