Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

I agree that a vegan diet is difficult to follow to get necessary nutrients such as Vitamin B12 and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA thus requiring constant supplementation.  It can be done as I wrote an entire book (The Soy Zone) on the subject.  I feel it is far easier to follow a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet to get more consistent results.

Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say ‘Nein’

Enlarge this image For some, there’s a a glam factor attached to the vegan lifestyle. And these days, there seems to be a growing chorus singing the praises of the environmental and health benefits of a plant-centric diet.