"I defy you to read this book then not
get yourself or a loved one tested for B12 deficiency." -- Dr. Eric Norman, developer of the UMMA test for B12 deficiency and founder of the first commercial laboratory to provide UMMA testing
"I have gained a distinct sense that we physicans, neurologists and psychiatrists have been miserly with our B12 diagnosis and treatments." -- John Dommise, M.D.
"Sally Pacholok, R.N. and Jeffrey Stuart, D.O. are to be congratulated for calling attention to this common disorder. The number of conditions and illnesses that can be attributed to deficiency of vitamin B12 is impressive. It is often under-diagnosed and under-treated by the medical profession. I recommend this book to professionals and patients alike who are interested in finding the underlying cause and cure of many common diseases and conditions." -- Kilmer McCully, M.D., author of The Homocysteine Revolution and The Heart Revolution
"As a practicing physician I can only hope that malpractice attorneys dont read this book." -- Richard Nimbach, D.O.
"Exposes a major health-care scandal: the failure to identify and treat hundreds of thousands suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency." -- Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Institute
"I defy you to read this book then not get yourself or a loved one tested for B12 deficiency." -- Dr. Eric Norman, developer of the UMMA test for B12 deficiency and founder of the first
commercial laboratory to provide UMMA testing.
"What makes misdiagnoses' so probable is that this vitamin deficiency masquerades itself in so many symptoms...an eye-opening survey comes from the author." -- The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Reviews, January 2006
"What makes misdiagnoses so probable is that this vitamin deficiency masquerades itself in so many symptoms...an eye-opening survey comes." -- The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Reviews, January 2006
From the Inside Flap
A silent crippler stalks millions of North Americans--and any of us may be its next victim.
This crippler is a master of masquerade, striking different people in different ways. It afflicts one person with tremors, makes another depressed or psychotic, and causes agonizing leg and arm pains or paralysis in still another. It can mimic Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, early Parkinson's disease, diabetic neuropathy, or chronic fatigue syndrome. It can make men or women infertile or cause developmental disabilities in their children. Other times it lurks silently, stealthily increasing its victim's risk of deadly diseases ranging from stroke and heart attacks to cancer.
This medical disorder stems from a vitamin deficiency, but your standard multivitamin pill won't prevent it in many cases, and even high-dose oral formulas of this vitamin may not help. It's considered an "old people's disease" by doctors, but it can strike any person at any age, and it sometimes hits children the hardest.
The disorder is vitamin B12 deficiency. If you develop this deficiency it's easy to spot, easy to treat, and easy to cure--but only if your doctor diagnoses you before it's too late. Unfortunately, that frequently doesn't happen.
This isn't a new or fad disease. In fact, you'll find it listed in the textbooks of any first-year medical student. It's not a rare disease, either: If you're over forty, you're at an elevated risk for dangerous B12 deficiency, and if you're over sixty, you have up to a 40 percent chance of having dangerously low B12 levels.