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VItamin b12 deficiency

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by kbluff, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. kbluff

    kbluff Welcome New Poster

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    Dear All,

    Presently I am at the Foot Health Conference in Kettering which is another excellently run but more importantly relevant and not overpriced conference.

    The first speaker was a chap called Martyn Hooper and his talk was "Peripheral Neuropathy and other consequences of Vitamin b12 deficiency"

    Absolutely fascinating and very very thought provoking about misdiagnosis of MS, IBS, Crohns and links to mental health like Alzheimer's etc.

    Worth a read of his website www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org

    Cant wait for tomorrows speakers.

  2. gdenbyUK

    gdenbyUK Active Member

    I also enjoyed this thought-provoking presentation.

    I have my doubts about his attention-grabbing claim that over 50% of the developed world may be suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency! This would be so diifficult to verify or even estimate, given the claimed inaccuracy of present blood tests.

    I tried to find a B12 spray for beneath the tongue (does not need Intrinsic factor to be absorbed by the gut) in Holland & Barratt, but could only find a spray which includes green tea and chromium! I'll keep looking.

    There is also a related researched article in the June 2014 edition of Podiatry Now (p 12-15), by Vicki Crossland and Mark Cole. This is available online to Society of Chiropodist & Podiatrist members at http://www.scpod.org/members-homepage/podiatry-now/podiatry-now-2014/?categoryesctl2056027=1419
  3. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    My understanding of B12 is that, unless you are a vegan or have one of a few specific medical conditions, there is plenty available in the food found in a well rounded diet.



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