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Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses Paperback – January 26, 2011
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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 related to deficiency of vitamin B12. --Kilmer McCully M.D., author of "The Homocysteine Revolution"
As a practicing physician I can only hope that malpractice attorneys don't read this book. --Richard Nimbach, D.O.
"Could It Be B12?" is both powerful and revealing. It serves as a reminder that often times a simple precaution and nutrition awareness will save lives and a ton of money. --Charles H. Liu R.Ph., clinical pharmacist and nutrition and preventive care specialist
"Could it be B12?" has literally saved lives and is the only complete and authoritative guide to B12 deficiency and shows what you can do to protect yourself and your family from this crippling disorder. --Senior Beacon
The definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis and treatment for the lay reader and for the interested physician. --Jeffrey Dach, M.D.
The most important book I have read in decades ... clearly, concisely and convincingly calls our attention to a condition that exists in epidemic numbers. This book is a must read for all doctors. --Dr. Bill Koch, The American Chiropractor magazine
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Pacholok's book inspired Emmy winning film producer Elissa Leonard to produce a documentary on misdiagnosed B12 deficiency in 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BvEizypoyO0
In 2014, Leonard took on a bigger project in which she wrote, directed and produced the movie Sally Pacholok, which is based on Pacholok's life-long battle to raise awareness about B12 deficiency, the consequences of its frequent misdiagnosis, and what she was up against. The drama is fast-paced and cleverly written. Pacholok is a whistle-blower who goes up against a wealthy heath care system and saves lives behind closed doors.
The movie explains what forced her to write Could It Be B12? Passionate, romantic, and suspenseful, this film shows the power of one woman who refused to give up and changes the standard of care-but nothing is as easy as it looks. Well known actress Annet Mahendru plays Pacholok. The movie was entered into the Sundance Film Festival January 2015. The film will be available to the public sometime in 2015. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3520022/ https://www.facebook.com/sallypacholokthemovie/infor
Pacholok received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to entering the field of nursing, she received an Associate's Degree of Applied Science with magna cum laude honors. She was also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and worked as a paramedic prior to and during nursing school. In addition, she is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and has assisted instructors at a local college in training paramedics in ACLS. She is a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) provider, and an Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) provider.
Visit Sally Pacholok's and Dr. Jeff Stuart's website at www.b12awareness.org
Top Customer Reviews
To make a very long story much shorter -- a few weeks ago, probably as a result of some purchase or search I had made, Amazon suggested this book to me. I had already started taking B-12 after reading about the Dr. Martin Pall protocol for CFS which uses high dose hydroxocobalamin B-12 among many other supplements. After just a few days on sublingual hydroxo B-12 (Perque Activated B-12) -- in less than one week -- my migraines just stopped cold (had been getting one or two per week, off and on, for years, and frequency was increasing over time). For me, the hydroxo form seems to be more effective than the methyl form of B-12 (I had been taking sublingual methyl B-12 1000 mcg for years and my serum levels were quite elevated).
In large part with the help of this book, I have come to realize that I've probably had a B-12 deficiency most of my life (and I'd say further, in retrospect, that B-12 deficiency probably runs in my mother's side of our family). And perhaps what "put me over the edge" in the late 80s was the increased mercury exposure from filling replacement (mercury binds B-12).
In any case, during my entire 25 year odyssey with CFS, not one health professional ever suggested that B-12 could be my primary problem (even though I had some blood test indicators they should have caught).Read more ›
I was thinking of writing a book on B-12 deficiency; however, the authors' book fulfills everything I would have said...and more. Thus, I can relax and not write it. Procrastination is one of my strong points. Thanks so much to the authors. I just hope many people read this book. It should be a best seller.
Saint Leo University
MacDill AFB FL
"Could It Be B12? An Epidemic Of Misdiagnosis" is the most important book I have read in decades. In it the authors, Sally Pacholok R.N. and her physician husband Jeffrey Stuart D.O., clearly, concisely and convincingly call our attention to a condition that exists in epidemic numbers.
The authors shine the light of day on the fact that deficiency of vitamin B12, a vital nutrient, is much more common than most doctors ever realized. They show that the current standard for what constitutes a normal level of vit.B12 on a blood test is in fact woefully inadequate, and a fraction of the amount necessary to support optimal health and prevent a whole array of conditions directly attributable to B12 deficiency. Pacholok is on a mission to call attention to this often unrecognized deficiency and to raise the bar of what constitutes a healthy level of B12 when measured by blood test.
Pacholok gives scientific proof and compelling statistical evidence that B12 deficiency is responsible for, or a contributor to a whole host of neurological conditions, as well a psychiatric disorders. This list includes Alzheimer's, and senile dementia as well as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. It also is a possible cause in cases of infant and juvenile failure of normal neuro-musculoskeltal and arrested intellectual development.Read more ›
Having worked as an RN in many different areas since 1983 in the medical field, I knew conventional medicine and its drug treatments was not for me. I did find some pain relief through chiropractic adjustments, massage and some natural medicine. I resolved to live the rest of my life continuing to educate myself until I found what was causing my health issues, the WAPF is a great source of information.
So for all of you who are suffering... Don't give up keep searching, you might want to start by readng Sally's book and don't let Dr's intimidate you, empower yourself with knowlegde. SHELLY
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A must read for everyone. Contains critical health info that no Dr. will tell you.Published 1 day ago by Jon Mentzer
Very informational and helped me to understand my leg cramps and nerve pain in lower legs. Make sure your Doctor checks for B12 deficiency!!!Published 23 days ago by Butch english
If you have any of the dozens of symptoms of neuropathy, cognitive decline or suffer from psychiatric issues, reading this book can lead to saving your life. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Kathryn Kellison
Who knew? This book and Kirkland sublingual B-12 have changed my life. I'm 62 and had an array of symptoms, the worst being daily heart and chest pain starting about 8 years ago... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mykllee