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RE: Vitamin B deficiency anemia

Does anyone have any experience with this condition? I believe that this is what is keeping my husband from gaining weight (actually he's still losing weight after being gluten-free for over a year now).

Does anyone have a deficiency of the "intrinsic factor"?

Thanks for any info anyone can offer.



Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Be careful here, Deb. Prior to worrying about a protein affiliated w/ glucose at this point, I would start with an investigation into Selenium and Cobalt, two requirements for proper B12 absorption, according to most. Here's one link-

http://www.farmrite.co.uk/category.php?cat=624-Sadly, I'm beginning to have more faith in agricultural studies than I do the Merck's Manual.

I would explore the pathways of these two before I would go putting my faith in the present medical theory on this one (Yes, I challenge the notion there is such thing as Intrinsic Value, as it is currently understood to be-2nd sentence above). Whether or not "Deficiency" or "Toxicity" of cobalt/selenium would be a problem here, don't know answer. Should be obvious, but I find no evidence to support a claim either way, at this point. Selenium believed to be beneficial for lowering glucose levels among diabetics, though it is a yeast.

Keep in mind we do not know whether or not lactate fluctuation and/or toxicity (If present/active) may be to blame for B12 deficiency, if present, or could it be that B12 may be causing problems with lactate/metabolism.

The connections between lactate and glucose are now becomming established through my research, they need each other/work together, etc.

Levels of serum B12 above 950 is not enough to rule out functional capacity deficiencies, according to my own Spectracell test findings.

Acidosis=fungus overgrowth

B12 deficiency=fungus overgrowth

fungus overgrowth=likely to be causing most of the present symptoms.

The focus must move away from the fungal overgrowth and onto the relationship between B12 and lactate. I assign high probablity to this theory, with key emphasis on Lactobacillus overgrowth (Wheat, in particular ='s increased fermentation) as a possible cause behind villi problems, some connection in metabolism of Glutamine into Alanine at the site of the villi.

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