Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses

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Presenting a wide scope of problems caused by B12 deficiency, this comprehensive guide provides up-to-date medical information about symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Written for both the patient and the interested layperson, this detailed book outlines how physicians frequently misdiagnose B12 deficiency as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, mental retardation, Parkinson's disease, depression, or other mental illnesses. Now in the second edition, this resource has been thoroughly...
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Overview


Presenting a wide scope of problems caused by B12 deficiency, this comprehensive guide provides up-to-date medical information about symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Written for both the patient and the interested layperson, this detailed book outlines how physicians frequently misdiagnose B12 deficiency as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, mental retardation, Parkinson's disease, depression, or other mental illnesses. Now in the second edition, this resource has been thoroughly updated with the latest research, diagnostic tests, treatment options, case studies, and testimonials.
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Editorial Reviews

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"If you or your loved ones have health issues you can't get a handle on or you've been diagnosed for something and the standard treatment doesn't seem to work, then I say definitely pick this book up." —www.BunnyCates.com
Bernard Rimland
In this long-needed book, Pacholok and Stuart expose a major health-care scandal . . . [and] provide an invaluable service for medical consumers who want to protect their families and for all medical care providers who truly care about their patients. An important, highly recommended contribution.
Kilmer McCully
Sally Pacholok and Jeffrey Stuart are to be congratulated for calling attention to this common disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population, particularly among the elderly . . . I recommend this book to professionals and patients alike.
MD Jeffrey Dach
This is the definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis, and treatment for the lay reader and for the interested physician. As a result of reading this book, I now routinely test serum B12 and Urinary MMA on ALL patients, and have been surprised to find many symptomatic B12-deficient patients completely missed by the medical system.
Eric Norman
I defy you to read this book then not get yourself or a loved one tested for B12 deficiency.
Bernard Rimland
In this long-needed book, Pacholok and Stuart expose a major health-care scandal . . . [and] provide an invaluable service for medical consumers who want to protect their families and for all medical care providers who truly care about their patients. An important, highly recommended contribution.--(Bernard Rimland, PhD, director, Autism Research Institute)
Kilmer McCully
Sally Pacholok and Jeffrey Stuart are to be congratulated for calling attention to this common disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population, particularly among the elderly . . . I recommend this book to professionals and patients alike.--(Kilmer McCully, MD, author, The Homocysteine Revolution and The Heart Revolution)
Eric Norman
I defy you to read this book then not get yourself or a loved one tested for B12 deficiency.--(Eric Norman, PhD, developer, the UMMA test for B12 deficiency and founder, the first commercial laboratory to provide UMMA testing)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884995699
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 321
  • Sales rank: 133,357
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Sally M. Pacholok, RN, has worked as an emergency room nurse and paramedic for 25 years. A member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Pacholok diagnosed herself with vitamin B12 deficiency after doctors failed to identify her condition. Jeffrey J. Stuart, DO, is a board-certified physician and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Macomb County Osteopathic Society, and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. They both live in Shelby, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword ix

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 An Invisible Epidemic 1

Chapter 2 Is It Aging-or Is It B12 Deficiency? 27

Chapter 3 Deadly Mimic: When B12 Deficiency Masquerades as Multiple Sclerosis or Other Neurological Disorders 53

Chapter 4 Am I Losing My Mind? When B12 Deficiency Causes Mental Illness 81

Chapter 5 Stroke, Heart Disease, and Other Vascular Problems: The B12-Homocysteine Connection 95

Chapter 6 Lost Children: When B12 Deficiency Causes Developmental Disabilities or Learning Problems 119

Chapter 7 Vitamin B12 and Cancer, Impaired Immune Function, and Autoimmune Disease 145

Chapter 8 Under the Knife: Why Low B12 Levels Make Surgery Dangerous 163

Chapter 9 Can't Conceive? How B12 Deficiency Contributes to Male and Female Infertility 177

Chapter 10 Protecting Yourself: Are You at Risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency? 187

Chapter 11 Information for Physicians 201

Chapter 12 The Autism-B12 Connection: When Low B12 Causes Pediatric Brain Injury 241

Chapter 13 The Cost Effectiveness of Early Screening and Treatment for B12 Deficiency 273

Chapter 14 A Call for a United Effort 293

Appendices 297

Index 314

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I bought the book because there is a history of Pernicious Anemia in my family way back to a great grandmother who died of this condition.
    I knew, from reading the book, exactly what tests to ask my doctor to perform.

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