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This is crucial if you're worried about your health., 19 Jan 2012
We all fall ill, have friends and family who fall ill and many, many times those illnesses will not be what they appear to be. Doctors don't know all the answers. And because they don't and never will, they will misdiagnose probably a significant percentage of the illnesses they come across, some of them potentially devastating and even fatal. But the tragedy of this is that it's not a doctor's lack of motivation or dedication that is the problem, it's the lack of the correct training, of ignorance and sometimes reluctance to look at what can be staring them in the face. Yet we trust our lives to them. Books like this, that highlight the possibilities of the errors our doctors make and bring to our attention the sheer danger we could find ourselves in, are crucial to every one of us.
B12 deficiency can easily be responsible for many all-too-common illnesses such as fatigue, depression, memory loss, brain fog all the way on to dementia, Alzheimers, Autism, and many more. It can mimic the symptoms of MS and Parkinsons. These are illnesses that we will ALL come across at sometime in our lives, either affecting ourselves or someone dear to us. And age has nothing to do with it. B12 deficiency can affect everyone. And if our doctors look at B12 deficiency before they look at anything else, many of these illnesses can be treated simply, quickly and cheaply long before they become a threat, long before they destroy a life, long before they devastate families and ultimately affect probably millions of people.
The more you learn about B12 deficiency the more you will realise that it is probably affecting someone you know today, someone close to you and maybe even yourself. This is "the" book to read if you really want to learn about this illness, although it will only become an "illness" if our doctors fail to look for it, fail to accept how common it is, and fail to act quickly. Educate yourself on this because you could save someone's life. You could help to avoid the unthinkable. The bottom line is this . . . DO NOT LEAVE IT UP TO YOUR DOCTOR . . . YOUR DOCTOR COULD MISS THE OBVIOUS AND IT WILL BE YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT, WHO WILL PAY THE PRICE.