KPFK AWARE SHOW
May 29, 2013 Guest Sally Pacholok
Topic: Are You Suffering From B12 Deficiency? (Fund Drive)
Sally Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N, an emergency room nurse with 26 years of experience. She was also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). In 1985, Sally diagnosed herself with vitamin B12 deficiency, after her doctors had failed to identify her condition. She frequently finds untreated B12 deficiency in the patients she cares for. As a result, she is passionate about the need to reeducate the medical community and educate the public, which prompted her to co-author a book on the subject, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses. In 2009, Pacholok and co-author, Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O. (a board-certified emergency medicine physician) started B12 Awareness, a website to educate the health-care community and the public to the dangers of B12 deficiency. Learn more at www.B12Awareness.org.
What is vitamin B12 and why is it so important? What does it do in the body and what are some of the signs and symptoms that you might be deficient in vitamin B12? What can happen to your body if you let the deficiency go untreated? What foods are highest in vitamin B12 and what types of diets put us at the most risk of deficiency? All these questions and more will be answered during Lisa's interview with Sally Pacholok who is an expert on vitamin B12 deficiency as well as the co-author of the book Could It Be B12?
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