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  1. I think there might be a bit of confusion here. I was responding to what you put, " Hi, I suppose for preventive measures obtaining B12 naturally from food would always be best and preferred option, the problem of this is eating right food rich in B12 in sufficient amounts" and pointing out that although this would be the preferred option most people can't eat the required amounts if trying to overcome or prevent a deficiency if a malabsorption condition is present. So I think that essentially, we are in agreement? I would never recommend any particular supplement or type of nutrient t
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  2. Hi I agree but for some people just trying get a reasonable balanced diet can be quite a challenge as it is, which is why I said earlier despite having good diet and varied some people could still fall short . You have to be a bit sensible a lot people are not going to study and research or the in and outs exactly what they are going to put into their mouth every mealtime and which vitamin/mineral might block absoption of another during their busy lifestyles. I would have thought best would be a varied diet and balanced as you can get for yourself and if you think you might benefit from ad
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  3. Unfortunately many people who have this illness have excellent diets - and if you look at the volume of b12 via meat that you would need to eat to rectify (not prevent) a deficiency Murphy and Minot's research in the 1920s showed it took about 1/2lb of raw liver per day. Most people don't have a diet like this. If you look at hypochlorydria, that also limits the absorption of such things as calcium and iron as well as b12. I think it does prove though how important diet is and how much more we need to learn about what we put in it and how everything functions.
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  4. rich foods and you could also supplement with B12 . Remembering that B12 DOES require combination of B vitamins to work effectively. iron rich foods are better than Spatone in the diet ,but Spatone is excellent natural supplement if you need to just to add or boost levels.
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  5. Hi, I suppose for preventive measures obtaining B12 naturally from food would always be best and preferred option, the problem of this is eating right food rich in B12 in sufficient amounts. In its natural state it is far more useful to the body % wise. The same as iron, iron taken in its natural form is virtually impossible to overdose on and the body takes up a much greater % of it, it takes only what it needs. Spatone is excellent example.with it being in a natural form there are virtually no side effects unlike iron tablets where the tablets are artificially produced and %iron uptake tha
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  6. That's a good question - and it leads down so many roads it's incredible. Hmm. Maybe it depends on what your expectations are and how far you are willing to take charge of your own health? Okay. In my own case I couldn't have done anything differently regarding prevention or treatment up until the point my diagnosis was revealled. I couldn't have eaten a better diet, I had no knowledge whatsoever of the illness or it's true symptoms, I had no knowledge up to the point of diagnosis on how to treat it correctly. Now, you can make informed choices and if I had had the information given to
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  7. Hi, well we hope at least some of our medical profession will read at least some of the info we can but hope, when I started the One world birth thread and putting info for mothers out there to start to ask questions on eg options/choices in pregnancy ,birth and beyond which some mothers were clearly being denied or bullied into other choices, it did get people talking as to what is going on in our maternity services, and where to find up to date information if they feel they were being fobbed off etc.with relevant organisations and where to get outside help. It also raised awareness of con
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  8. Biglad

    School closures

    Have you asked my children where they want to spend their school life? Would you like to? Have you asked my children where they want to spend their school life? Would you like to? I think Staney Dale gave quite a balanced viewpoint there. KairaWRX, have you given you're children enough 'positive' information for them to at least want to maybe give it a go in Lerwick or have you just decided for them? There majority of people my age, who I know that attended the hostels in town regard that years of their lives the best they have experienced. It 'broadened their horizons' is a sen
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  9. Hi, I'm guessing like iron your Hb only tells you what is flowing around the body at that given time. It's your Ferritin levels that tells you exactly what iron reserves you have and if you were truly anaemic you want your Ferritin levels checked and MCV (mean cell volume ) rather than just it which can vary even throughout the day. So like B12 what flowing around your body from simple blood test if a patient is truly deficient and has been supplementing it can still mask results. Most of us like to think we have pretty good diet I eat a lot of raw fruit and veg as well as meat as wel
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  10. I still love Marmite on toast! But I take onboard what you have written and appreciate the instruction.
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  11. If anyone would like to sign a petition apposing these proposed new laws they can do so here https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/scottish-government-to-drop-all-proposals-to-licence-airguns-in-scotland
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  12. However if they price the licence "fee" at an appropriate level, it could turn in to a nicer little earner. Luvvly Jubbly. The "esteemed" First Minister wouldn't look out of place in a fake sheepskin jacket and flat cap either, come to think....
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