Going vegan

Hello Dr. Nieters,
I’m going vegan and wondering if there is any herb or needle support I should be considering.
Many thanks,
Marcie

 

Dear Marcie,
The two major problems with going vegan are iron deficiency and vitamin B-12 deficiency.  Most vegans become B-12 deficient within a few months, which will effect energy.  Over time, the stomach acidity often becomes too weak to absorb minerals efficiently.

There are herbs to help with the iron deficiencies.  There are needles to help with the stomach acid issues.

I am happy that you are focusing on your health.

Be Happy!
John Nieters, DAOM, L.Ac.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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