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Entry for July 05, 2006

How to Best Absorb Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium is needed for hundreds of your body’s basic functions, including regulating your heart and blood pressure and helping to metabolize sugar and fats. It also helps your nervous system and combats such problems as insomnia and anxiety.
  
Steps: 

1.   Take the chelated form of magnesium, such as magnesium citrate, glycinate or malate. This form is absorbed best by your body. 
 
2.   Combine magnesium with calcium. The easiest way is to take a balanced formula of one part magnesium to two parts calcium. 
 
3.   Take vitamin C at the same time. It helps make magnesium more biologically available to your body. 
 
4.   Bathe in magnesium sulfate, better known as Epsom salts. The mineral can be absorbed through your skin. 
 
5.   Reduce or eliminate your consumption of soft drinks. Their high level of phosphates causes magnesium to be depleted from your body. 
 
6.   Lower your fat intake. A high fat intake will also cause magnesium to be depleted from your body. 
 
7.   Watch your intake of vitamin D. High doses will cause magnesium to be leached from your body. 
 
8.   Decrease or eliminate alcohol use. It can lead to magnesium loss. 
 
9.   Check your prescription drugs. Diuretics, digitalis, tetracycline and corticoids are some of the medications that can lead to magnesium loss. 
 
10.   Watch your intake of foods high in oxalic acid. These include almonds, chard, cocoa, rhubarb and spinach. They can cause reduced magnesium absorption. 
 
11.   Decrease or eliminate your intake of animal proteins. High amounts can lead to reduced magnesium absorption. 
 
Tips: 
Foods high in magnesium include brown rice, fish, bananas, tofu, blackstrap molasses, seafood and avocados. 
 
The recommended dosage of magnesium is 350 to 750 mg per day. 
 
Vitamin B-6 increases the amount of magnesium that can be absorbed by cells. High doses of B-6 can be harmful, however.    
 
Warnings: 
If you are taking prescription medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking supplements.  
Taking more than 750mg of magnesium per day can cause side effects such as diarrhea and drowsiness.  
Discuss magnesium supplementation with your doctor first if you have any type of kidney disease. 
Avoid taking large amounts of laxatives or antacids that contain Magnesium. 

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Entry for July 05, 2006

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Today I tried a little experiment. I didn’t take any vitamins all day and I have no symptoms whatsoever. No acidophilus, no vitamin C, no B vitamins and NO SYMPTOMS.

What does this mean? There is something else going on and I still think it’s magnesium. The order of my symptoms was the internal vibration, then the plantar fasciitis then all other symptoms. So when you look at it in that order, it was the nervous system, muscle weakness and or poor circulation then the lack of hydrochloric acid. I think the magnesium deficiency caused a number of  B deficiencies complicating the symptoms and diagnosis.

And the two foods that will stop the vibrations (Pears and Tuna) both contain magnesium. Why does the vitamin C work? Apparently it helps make magnesium more biologically available to your body.

This morning as I was getting my daily newspaper I notice that they are sold out. So I grab a free health magazine called “Your Health Source” and on page 14 is an article called “Magnesium, Are you getting enough?”. It was a very interesting article and I really didn’t find anything paticular that applied to me but I google away to find out more information.

Magnesium Deficiency

Blood tests for magnesium deficiency are irrelevant and unusable. These levels do not reflect total body magnesium (TBM). Magnesium levels of bone and intracellular levels of magnesium are what tell the true status of TBM.

Recommended Dietary Allowance

To compensate for deficiencies and/or losses the new RDA is expected to be 500 mg. per day. My RDA is a total of 500-700 mg magnesium daily.

Formula to Calculate Magnesium Daily Requirement

5 to 10 milligrams per day per kilo of ideal body weight or 2.5 to 4.5 milligrams per day per pound of ideal body weight.  

The medical community repletes magnesium by giving 400 mg of oxide, sulphate or gluconate 4-6 times a day. At this level diarrhea becomes a problem and a loose stool depletes magnesium and other electrolytes quickly. Albion Labs chelated magnesium is designed to delivery magnesium without diarrhea. Even when using the Albion chelate a loose stool can still be a problem under special circumstances. You should discontinue magnesium if your stool becomes soft or un-formed. 

If your stool becomes loose it does not mean you have adequate magnesium. You may need to do a series of experiments with different types, timing (with and without food; 2,3 or 4 times a day) and/or amounts (100-200 mg. per dose, try the higher first and the lower if you encounter a problem). You may need more than the daily requirement initially to get expected results.

Try to keep all doses at not more than 300-400 mg. each. 100-200 mg at a time work more efficiently. Some clients have experienced sleep difficulties when taking magnesium late in the day as magnesium can contribute to energy. If this happens to you confine your supplementation to earlier hours.

Be patient as many systems, muscles, bone, immune system, nerve system and brain, will begin to change with magnesium supplementation. Depending on your current condition it may take six months for you to see all of the positive changes.

My weight from yesterday was 186 lbs.

186 * 2.5 = 465
186 * 4.5 = 837

So my daily dosage should be between 465 mg and 837 mg.

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Entry for July 05, 2006

I was reading doctor Jensen’s book this morning and he was talking about how a smallpox vacination created the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s. A Google search turned up this:

AIDS: The WHO Vaccine Conspiracy & Monkey Business 
by ALAN CANTWELL, M.D.

 Unlike most Americans, Africans are aware of the man-made theory of AIDS, and the possibility that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) extensive vaccine programs in Africa in the 1970s are connected to the severe outbreak of AIDS in the early 1980s.

On May 11, 1987, The London Times, one of the world’s most respected newspapers, published an explosive article entitled, “Smallpox vaccine triggered AIDS virus.”

The story suggested the smallpox eradication vaccine program sponsored by the WHO was responsible for unleashing AIDS in Africa. Almost 100 million Africans living in central Africa were inoculated by the WHO. The vaccine was held responsible for awakening a “dormant” AIDS virus infection on the continent.

An advisor to the WHO admitted, “Now I believe the smallpox vaccine theory is the explanation for the explosion of AIDS.”

Robert Gallo, M,D., the co-discoverer of HIV, told The Times, “The link between the WHO program and the epidemic is an interesting and important hypothesis.

I cannot say that it actually happened, but I have been saying for some years that the use of live vaccines such as that used for smallpox can activate a dormant infection such as HIV.” Despite the tremendous importance of this story, the U.S. media was totally silent on the report, and Gallo never spoke of it again.

In September 1987, at a conference sponsored by the National Health Federation in Monrovia, California, William Campbell Douglass, M.D., bluntly blamed the WHO for murdering Africa with the AIDS virus.

In a widely circulated reprint of his talk entitled “W.H.O. Murdered Africa” , he accused the organization of encouraging virologists and molecular biologists to work with deadly animal viruses in an attempt to make an immunosuppressive hybrid virus that would be deadly to humans.

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Volume 47, p.259, 1972), he quoted a passage that stated: “An attempt should be made to see if viruses can in fact exert selective effects on immune function. The possibility should be looked into that the immune response to the virus itself may be impaired if the infecting virus damages, more or less selectively, the cell responding to the virus.”

According to Douglass, “That’s AIDS. What the WHO is saying in plain English is let’s cook up a virus that selectively destroys the T-cell system of man, an acquired immune deficiency.'” The entire article can be read on google.com (“WHO Murdered Africa”).

In his 1989 book, ‘AIDS: The End of Civilization,’ Douglass claims the WHO laced the African vaccines. He blames “the virologists of the world, the sorcerers who brought us this ghastly plague, and have formed a united front in denying that the virus was laboratory-made from known, lethal animal viruses. The scientific party line is that a monkey in Africa with AIDS bit a native on the butt. The native then went to town and gave it to a prostitute who gave it to a local banker who gave it to his wife and three girl friends, and wham – 75 million people became infected with AIDS in Africa. An entirely preposterous story.”

There is much evidence to show that throughout the 1970s (the decade that preceded the AIDS outbreak in the U.S. and Africa) there was widespread laboratory transfer of animal viruses, particularly primate/simian/ monkey/ chimpanzee viruses, by virologists.

Various animal viruses were pumped into different species of animals and into all sorts of cell cultures. This experimentation was undertaken to find, create, and develop new cancer-causing and immunosuppressive viruses.

It is these species-jumping laboratory primate viruses that are the source of “human” immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – not the animals in the wild in Africa.

And here is a excerpt from “WHO Murdered Africa”:

WHAT THEY DISCOVERED

Right there in the medical literature for anyone to read for themselves was, basically, proof that the AIDS virus and pandemic was actually PREDICTED years ago by a world famous virologist, among others. They found that top scientists writing in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO) were actually REQUESTING that AIDS — like viruses be created to study the effects on humans. In fact, the Streckers unearthed thousands of documents all supporting the man-made origin of AIDS. Meanwhile, the government was telling everyone that a green monkey in Africa bit some native and started AIDS. As their research continued, it became obvious from the documentation that the virus itself was not only created as requested, but actually DEPLOYED, and now threatens the existence of mankind because it does what it was designed to do: cause cancer in humans via a contagious virus. Eventually the Streckers came to realize everything the government, the so-called AIDS experts and media were telling the public was not only misleading, but out and out lies. The truth of the matter is: AIDS is a man-made disease; AIDS is not a homosexual disease; AIDS is not a venereal disease; AIDS can be carried by mosquitoes; Condoms will not prevent AIDS; There are a least six different AIDS viruses loose in the world; There will never be a vaccine cure; And on and on, but…

THE SCARIEST PART

The most dreaded fear that all Oncologists (cancer doctors), Virologists, and Immunologists live with is that some day CANCER, in one form or another, will become a contagious disease, transferable from one person to another. AIDS has now made fear a reality. If you think you are safe because you are not gay or promiscuous, or because you are not sexually active, then you must watch “The Strecker very carefully.

IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE SEX TONIGHT YOU SHOULD READ THIS

The most common misconception being foisted upon us right now concerns sexually active Americans. We are told that if a man uses a condom the transference of the deadly virus is virtually eliminated. Nothing could be further from the truth. Of the body fluids that the AIDS virus is found in, semen is the least. As a matter of fact, in every single study ever published on the subject, no one has found a significant amount in anyone’s semen. It just isn’t there in huge numbers. There is usually only about one virus per millilitre, a statistically irrelevant amount. One copious ejaculation might produce only one or two viruses. This is substantiated in the medical literature. But, just for argument’s sake, let’s say all the medical studies are wrong. Let’s pretend that there are countless millions of AIDS viruses in the ejaculation. Are you aware that condoms are riddled with microscopic or larger holes? Studies show that even the smallest holes found in condoms are two to ten times larger than the AIDS virus. It’s like shooting a golf ball through a basketball hoop. Condoms have not, will not, and cannot prevent AIDS.

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Entry for July 04, 2006

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“One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive… the other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.”

Followed up with the naturopath. Usually I have my discoveries and detailed results of my experiments with me but not today. I’m expecting the test results from the hormonal test so I’ll let her take the lead. I’m sitting in the waiting area for about fifteen minutes before she comes out and calls my name. I was quite startled and she apologizes for scaring me.

She starts by asking about how I’ve been feeling since the last appointment on June 3rd. She wants to know about the high doses of niacin and if it’s had any effect. I’m really only interested in the test results and so with a lack of my usual enthusiasm, I explain my new theory about a B1 deficiency and how it’s critical for the creation of nerve sheaths. I show her Benfotamine and explain how it worked instantly. I continue and explain about Beriberi and how I’m still waiting for confirmation from a blood test taken two weeks ago. I mention the case study from Mount Sinai and explain about magnesium deficiencies and the connection to Mitral Valve Prolapse.

She doesn’t appear convinced and mentions that a magnesium deficiency would’ve shown up on the hair analysis. She pulls it out from my file and points to the bottom half and it shows that my magnesium level is normal. This is the same area that she told me to ignore the first time because it was considered too controversial for a reliable reading. I don’t mention anything and go along with it.

From a previous post:

“There has been no lab test that will give an accurate reading of the magnesium status in the tissues. Only one percent of magnesium of the body is distributed in the blood, making a simple sample of magnesium in the blood highly inaccurate. That’s why most doctors who rely on blood tests for magnesium and not magnesium deficiency signs and symptoms and realization that up to 80 percent of the population is deficient, will miss an important diagnosis.”

She also talks about the time I wasn’t feeling well after taking her suppliments and says it was due to the homopathic remedy she gave me and not the calcium/magnesium effect on an alkaline stomach. (Not a chance. She’s either not listening or doesn’t understand my problem.) I explain about how my nerves are shot and how I jumped out of my chair when she called my name. It’s not normal and the B vitamins are not working so it must be something else effecting the nerves and I really think it’s magnesium.

From the Hair Analysis, she talks about how I have high levels of Aluminum and Silver and asks me if I am still talking Zinc and Copper. I stopped taking those a while back when I quit taking the Calcium/Magnesium the first time and never started taking them again. She wants to take another hair analysis in a month’s time to see if there is any improvement. We start talking about the B vitamins again but I’m really starting to have my doubts. I think B1 was only part of the problem and not the root cause. She asks me about all of the vitamins I am taking and I’m only taking three extra. Lecithin, Omega Three and Silica. Again, she reviews the controversial part of the hair analysis and says my silica level was fine. She asks me if I’ve lost any weight and actually, I’ve gained weight but not on my waist so it appears that I’m building muscle but it sure doesn’t feel like it. She asks me if I exercise and of course I say no. Maybe if I felt better and stonger I would exercise.

Until recently, I’ve always used the second notch on my belt but lately, I’ve been using the third one. I bought a new pair of pants last week and normally I’m a 38 waist but I ended up buying the 36 because they were such a great fit. She takes my weight and I am 186 lbs. My ideal weight should be around 170 lbs.

She hands me the results from the hormone analysis. The report is quite technical and I don’t understand a lot of it but basically my hormones are normal. So much for hormone disruptors in plastic chemicals.

She wants me to monitor my head pinching and vibrations and follow up in three weeks. I purchase her B Complex vitamins from Thorne. I tell her that I’ve tried to replace it with her brand or and equivalent with the same dosage but I can’t find it anywhere. She says that Thorne is a very high end brand name that is only available to the medical community.

I’ve been monitoring my head pinching and vibrations for over a year and I’ve had enough. She doesn’t appear to be listening and apart from the mild improvment from her B vitamins, I’m not any closer to getter any better. In fact, I’ve had more success from my own research.

I have a list of weird neurological symptoms and she wants me to exercise. What a bunch or garbage and a complete waste of money. I’m not going back to the naturopath. A naturopath’s job is discover the root cause of symptoms and her theory is more exercise. I’m not paying a doctor to tell me to exercise when there are obvious signs of a bigger problem.

Now that I feel better using Benfotamine, I’ll prove it’s not the B vitamins anymore. There is something else happening here.

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Entry for July 04, 2006

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The Facts about Brain-Boosting Nutrients
Lauri M. Aesoph N.D.

The B vitamins should be called the thinking and feeling nutrients because they nourish the nervous system. Frank deficiencies result in serious neurological conditions such as Wernicke’s encephalopathy. But for the average American eating a normal diet, is this a problem? Yes and no. While most of us don’t suffer from outright B vitamin deficiency, everyday life imposes many nutritional threats that snatch away these nutrients. Let’s look at how this happens and what you can do to guard yourself.

What are B Vitamins?

While today we know of at least 10 different B vitamins, scientists initially thought this complex of nutrients was just one vitamin. The story begins almost 100 years ago when Eijkman, a Dutch physician living in Java, was watching chickens kept by the local penitentiary. He noticed these birds bore a striking resemblance to his patients suffering from beriberi. Although Eijkman didn’t know it at the time, this condition, characterized in humans by poor memory, irritability, fatigue and other symptoms, is actually caused by thiamin (or B1) deficiency. But the doctor had an inkling that diet might play a part. So he added rice bran to the fowl’s otherwise bleak rations of polished rice table scraps. The experiment worked and the supplemented chickens thrived.

In the decades that followed, more information was elucidated on thiamin and its B vitamin relations: riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (sometimes called B5), vitamin B6 (actually a group of related compounds: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and others), B12 (or cyanocobalamin), folic acid and biotin. You’ll notice that some B vitamins are assigned numbers. This is because scientists labeled these compounds in numerical order of discovery. Today we normally refer to the B vitamins by chemical name.

Inositol and choline are sometimes lumped under the B complex title. Less is known about these compounds, and experts don’t always agree on whether they’re true vitamins or not.

A vitamin by definition is a substance that belongs to a group of unrelated organic compounds. Each vitamin is essential for good health (and sometimes life), but you only need a minuscule amount in your food for this purpose. Vitamins vary widely in chemical makeup and physiological function. For the most part, your body can’t manufacture vitamins. Although for the water soluble B vitamins, small amounts of folic acid, niacin and B12 can be synthesized.

The B vitamin clan retain close ties because, like most families, they act alike, sometimes rely on one another and are found in similar foods. They’re so close, in fact, that low intake of one often affects another. This means single B vitamin deficiencies are relatively rare, although deficiency symptoms of one B vitamin may predominate. For this reason, taking large amounts of a single B nutrient may create a vitamin imbalance and snowball into another B vitamin deficiency.

Why Do We Need B Vitamins?

We would literally be lost without B vitamins. Besides memory, these nutrients feed and regulate the brain and nervous system. The brain and its extensive network of nerve fibers and cells, are like a complex computer that instruct us how to react to temperature, pressure, pain and other stimuli. Neurological hookup throughout your body allows organs to function properly. As an added bonus, this complex and not-totally-understood system grants us emotion and thought.

There’s no doubt that the nervous system and brain require their fair share of food and oxygen to grow and thrive. The 100 billion nerve cells that make up the brain and about two percent of the body are very metabolically active. A busy, hungry brain is also sensitive to the ups and downs of nutrients in the blood. Without its own nutritive supply, the brain depends on the rest of the body to feed it.

B vitamins are an important part of the brain’s diet. Many of them help form neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the nervous system. Pyridoxal phosphate, a B6 member, is pivotal in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA). When thiamine is too low, the neurotransmitters glutamate and aspartate also decline. Choline, the vitamin-like cousin of B complex, is needed for acetylcholine.

B Vitamins and Health

Medical journals are brimming with hard-to-pronounce neurological and behavioral conditions that occur when B vitamins are in short supply. Besides emotional, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, inadequate B vitamins can bring on physical complaints too.

While neuropathies, a general term for disorders of the nervous system, can be caused by any number of nutritional deficiencies, B vitamins account for many of them. Pellagra, a niacin-deficient state, and beriberi, due to low thiamin, are probably the most well known of the B deficiency conditions. Beriberi in this country is usually associated with alcoholism, but not always.

The Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota reported a case of a 66 year old woman who complained of irritability, loss of appetite, and nausea among other symptoms. Her doctors determined that her sparse diet of fruit cocktail, pop and popsicles, not surprisingly low in thiamin, was responsible. This patient displayed mental changes seen in cerebral beriberi called Wernicke’s encephalopathy. If left untreated, this brain disorder can progress to the more serious Korsakoff’s psychosis. She was given thiamin and eventually recovered.

Psychiatric conditions, not typically thought of as B deficient disorders, have also been treated with various B vitamins. Some physicians have given B6, niacin and folate to their schizophrenic patients. Other psychiatric disorders have also been treated with various B vitamins.

Most of us, however, are not battling neuropsychiatric illnesses. Still there’s plenty of examples of more common conditions affected by poor B nutrition.

Hungarian scientists discovered that folic acid, alone or with a multivitamin supplement, prevents recurrent neural-tube defect, a type of birth defect. These researchers suggested that all women planning a pregnancy should take folic acid. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta went one step further and advises that all women who “could” become pregnant take this B vitamin.

Once a baby is born, the mother must ensure he is properly fed. Thirty-five years ago a proprietary formula, where B6 was inadvertently destroyed during sterilization, caused widespread seizures in infants. The newborns were cured with a B6 supplement, but this situation dramatically shows the impact B vitamins have on the nervous system. (By the way, babies who are breast fed by mothers eating a low B6 diet can also have seizures.)

Some neurological childhood conditions also appear to be connected to B vitamins. An interesting study done 20 years ago at Saint Joseph Hospital in Pennsylvania found low serotonin levels in hyperactive children. The investigators fed some of the subjects B6, and observed the neurotransmitter, serotonin, rise appreciably. Autism, also called infantile psychosis, has been treated with B6 as well.

There are many other circumstances where B vitamins help with neurological problems. Vitamin B6 is used for women suffering from depression due to the birth control pill or premenstrual syndrome. It also helps some cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve is painfully compressed within the wrist. There’s even a type of rare epilepsy that retreats when B6 is given.

Researchers are also analyzing the subtle behavioral and neurological changes that result from mild deficiencies. At one time doctors would admit a vitamin was lacking only with laboratory evidence or well established deficiency symptoms. Experts have discovered that individual tissues, not necessarily the whole body, can be low in a vitamin. They’re also realizing that vitamin requirements might be higher, especially for specific functions, than previously thought. As research continues, the biochemical roles of vitamins are expanding.

Slightly low levels of niacin, for instances, may lead to depression, apprehension, hyper-irritability, emotional instability and impairment of recent memory. Marginal thiamin deficiency could, in only five days, cause lassitude.

“It is possible that some of the decline in cognitive function associated with aging is preventable or reversible with improved vitamin nutriture especially vitamin B-12, vitamin B6, and folate,” say investigators at the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Some typical psychiatric conditions seen in older citizens, especially depression and even Alzheimer’s, may be due to or exacerbated by poor nutrition. Sadly, low vitamin levels could simmer for months or years without any overt signs. Decreased stomach acid (which increases with age), poor eating, chronic illness, medications or institutionalized care may contribute to inadequate B vitamins and other nutrients.

Where Have All the B Vitamins Gone?

Modern day lifestyle is not very B vitamin friendly. The manner in which we grow and handle food, our medicines and habits are rough on the fragile members of B complex. Each B vitamin responds differently to its environment with some hardier than others. Here are a few ways the B’s suffer.

This epic begins in the field. Agricultural factors such as the soil, climate, fertilizers used and other growing conditions influence a food’s vitamin content. How ripe or mature a food is when picked determines its nutritional value. Processing foods, like milling flour or grains, curing meats, irradiation, canning, freezing, sulfite use, milk pasteurization and evaporation, also tamper with B vitamin nutriture

Once a food finds its way into your kitchen, it endures another set of B vitamin challenges. Peeling a fruit or vegetable removes much of its goodness (though for highly sprayed produce this is probably wise.) Cooking conditions, which vary widely from cook to cook, rob a few more of the B’s. Finally, the longer you store food, the more you lose. Light is especially hard on nutrients, especially B6 and riboflavin.

Next, the B vitamins must survive the route from your plate to needy spots in your body. Virtually no vitamin is absorbed 100 percent. Even less is absorbed, however, if there’s intestinal damage or low stomach acid. Nutrient status influences how well we use other vitamins and minerals in our food. Absorption of, example B12, decreases with an iron or B6 deficiency.

Some drugs, such as cholestyramine, a cholesterol lowering drug, decreases absorption of folic acid. Cimetidine, for ulcers, dampens digestion and vitamin B12 absorption. Even sodium bicarbonate interferes with vitamin absorption with its acid neutralization. Other B-unfriendly-drugs include sulfasalzine, phenytoin, nitrous oxide, isoniazid, hydralazine, tolazamide, tetracycline and birth control pills. Alcohol and smoking are harmful too.

In addition to stress, pollution, dieting, illness and injury, less obvious situations requiring higher B complex intake are exercise, pregnancy, lactation, and growing children and teens. Chronic, high doses of vitamin C can decrease B12 levels too.

In light of the evidence, it seems we’re all bound for confused and unhappy B deficient lives. Not necessarily so. Knowing B complex’s weaknesses gives you the ability to make good nutritional decisions. Eat as many fresh, raw, whole foods as possible including whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables and dried beans. Follow the macrobiotic principle of choosing foods that are regional and in season. A backyard garden is an ideal way to do this, or visit local farmers. Avoid smoking and alcohol.

If you’re in a B-vitamin-draining situation, such as taking medication (see above or ask your doctor), pregnant, under stress (aren’t we all) or ill, consider supplementing your diet with B complex. Since vitamins and mineral taken in large doses can impact each other, a multiple is best. If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of B vitamin deficiency, consult a nutritionally trained physician for a complete work-up. Stay healthy, happy and sound of mind by protecting the B’s in your life.

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