Why I Stopped Taking B12 - Temporarily

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Subject: Why I Stopped Taking B12 - Temporarily
Date: February 15th 2020
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When Supplements Harm

Longterm vegans should supplement Vitamin B12 - yes, I agree.

But it turns out taking B12 has possible risks, like some other supplements. Even Dr. McDougall, in this video, ponders possible risk of B12.

Today we look at research showing the potential problems of raising your B12 blood levels too high - which remarkably could include death.

Be careful taking B12. Get enough, but not too much.

In today's video, I discuss why I stopped taking it entirely last year, and won't be resuming again for a period of time.

If you adhere to a vegan diet, I recommend B12 supplementation with Cyanocobalamin. I also recommend having yourself tested for vitamin B12 deficiency every few years. You don't want to become deficient - and apparently you don't want to overdo it, either - as we show in today's video.

The most appropriate test for evaluating B12 status is the blood or urine test for methylmalonic acid (MMA). Elevated MMA is currently the best tool for detecting vitamin B12 deficiency, and is considered to be superior to testing for serum B12 directly. An alternative and less costly screening blood test is Homocysteine.

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Setting The Record Straight

In the past year I've made vidoes about nuts, DHA, Vitamin D, as well as about tests and supplements marketed to vegans, and the science they're based on.

In so doing, I have ruffled some feathers.

Although I've had private communicationd with Dr. Fuhrman - who I've known personally over many years - on some complaints he's raised, Dr. Fuhrman recently made a couple of videos asserting that I have been "attacking" and "lying" about him in my videos. He cites six statements which he says I made about him and which he says are untrue.

Today I look at Dr Fuhrman's six allegations, in order to show he is mistaken about each one.

Unfairly blaming the bearer of bad news is sometimes called an ad hominem attack - a fallacious argument whereby genuine discussion of a topic is avoided by instead attacking the character, motives, or other attribute of the person presenting the information. It's also called "attack the messenger."

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Dr. Klaper: DHA Supplements - On Further Thought

After a deep review of research, Dr. Michael Klaper today presents his current thinking - based on what is now known and unknown about DHA supplementation, and about Omega 3 blood testing.

Dr Klaper shares his conclusions, and explains the health risk-benefit analysis that underpins his advice for vegans to avoid DHA supplementation as well as avoiding omega 3 blood testing at this time.

This is a very interesting talk that examines a number of dimensions worth considering.

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Love & Peas,
Jeff & Sabrina




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