Wheat belly is the concept introduced by Dr. William Davis that propagates the elimination of wheat from your diet to lose weight. Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and has had a number of patients who were overweight and wanted to control their risk of heart disease. In his bestselling book…
Why you should prevent a vitamin B12 deficiency
You already know that vitamins are essential. Nothing new, every person knows this. The more important thing is to have a proper diet, so you have and recommended intake of all vitamins! The lack of vitamin B12, will cause you nerve damage and anemia! Without enough quantity of this vitamin, your body cannot produce enough blood cells as well! In order for vitamin function well, you will need intrinsic, a protein substance produced in the lining of the stomach. They work together, because the vitamin is binding with this substance.
The good thing is that a vitamin B12 deficiency is very rare. Almost every person can satisfy his need for this vitamin. It can be found in large quantities in: clams, liver, fish and many other foods. But, with our age, our body produces less intrinsic, so absorption of B12 is reduced. People who are on a diet with no animal products can develop vitamin B12 deficiency. Beside already mentioned problems, vitamin B12 deficiency can cause: pernicious anemia, Crohn’s disease and fish tapeworm infection. The first symptoms are: red tongue and sore. The symptoms that follow them are: loss of appetite, fatigue, decreased sense of vibration, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. In some cases, a person may have poor memory, depression and confusion.
Every person can test his blood to determine his vitamin B12 levels. People who have deficiency of this vitamin, shout take supplements (injections or orally). Elderly people and vegetarians should take supplements as well. After 60 years, our body can absorb less vitamin B12 and vegetarians don’t eat animal products that contain this vitamin.