B-12 Deficiencies by Dr Brian Clement
At the Hippocrates Health Institute, They have been collecting the blood profiles of hundreds of people in part to analyze their level of B-12 (cobalamin). In May 2005, it was brought to our attention that urine and cell specific analysis for B-12 deficiencies were farsuperior to the standard blood review. We set out on a research mission that has now accrued several hundred nutrient-specific tests.
They discovered that well over half the population tested was lacking this essential nutrient. This inspired an investigation that led us to question the gastro-intestinal tract itself. After many hours in medical archives, I think I have discovered the core of why B-12 is absent. In the past, observing subjects who were consuming the proper living food diet, including a comprehensive mixture of food (vegetables, sprouts and limited fruit) for a period no less than 18 months, we recorded less than a 5% B-12 deficiency based on standard blood analysis. The same group profile was then subjected to a leukocyte (white blood cell) analysis, where absorbed nutrients were mined from within the cell.
Based on this test, however, 65% of the subjects studied are lacking sufficient bioactive B-12. Previously, it was thought that B-12, and more specifically the bacteria that produces it, could be found in foods such as blue-green algae, green algae, tempeh, etc. The assumption was that when these foods were consumed, you would receive cyanocobalamin, a soil-based bacteria, precursor to human bioactive B-12.
Unfortunately, recent research has surfaced indicating that the human body does not possess the ability to absorb the B-12 found in plant sources. It was also thought that carnivores and lacto-consumers received B-12 from the animal fare they consumed. It has been our finding that meat and dairy consumers suffer the same level of B-12 deficiency as vegetarian and vegans.
Our hypothesis is that the processed and cooked animal foods contain a neutered B-12 that is no more able to fulfill the body’s nutritional need for B-12 than a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Allopathic medicine teaches that there are plentiful amounts of B-12, its source being bacteria that proliferate in the colon, but that the cells were unable to absorb it. According to the medical community, this rich source of B-12 is unavailable to the body and therefore useless for preventing diseases caused by B-12 insufficiency.
I propose, rather, that there has been anatomical changes in the human large intestine. Observing sketches, and, in later years, photographs, of the colon, I surmise that there was a defined pocket protruding just below the ileo-cecal valve that released predigested food from the small intestine into the large intestine. B-12 was ingested and absorbed by consuming biological foods grown in naturally fertilized soil where the nutrient was unaltered by pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and the heating process.When this bacterially rich nutritious substance temporarily housed itself in the protruding pocket, it acted as an organic fertilization factory. From 1700, and every 50 years forward to 2005 there appears to be a continuous decrease in the size of this protruding pocket until it’s near absence was apparent in the early 20th century. This change has prepetuity of bacterial B-12 in the ascending colon.
In the past, this bacterium cultured and re-cultured itself, providing the nutrient in a sustainable and adequate form to maintain appropriate and sufficient levels of B-12 in the body.
The crux of my findings was discovered in the pages of biological, anatomical human literature. As you see in the following sketches, there is a disparity between the large intestine of the past and modern anatomy.
The overwhelming majority of B-12 supplementation available on the market worldwide is created in a laboratory. This includes indictable B-12 for which we have conducted a sub-study of 38 people receiving a B-12 injection once a month. Even receiving injected B-12, 32 of the participants were found to lack sufficient quantities of this vital nutrient.
B-12 deficiency can affect the production of the essential myelin sheath that insulates each neuronal cell from those surrounding it. Without this sheath, neuronal cells and the neurological system itself can literally short out to a greater or lesser extent, producing symptoms from numbness and tingling to a complete loss of sensation and motor function. Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s are examples
of what havoc the absence this bacterial nutrient plays on the body. From this research, my scientific and professional opinion is that every man, woman, and child should supplement their diet with a bacterial form of a nutraceutical B-12.