Mainstream Advice TRIGGERS Painful Nerve Damage
Nerve damage doesn’t get a lot of press.
After all, it’s not a dramatic disease like cancer or Alzheimer’s. And yet the condition can be devastating.
Nerve damage can trigger pain, tingling, burning, weakness, and a loss of sensation in your extremities.
The condition is most often associated with type 2 diabetes. However, in reality, everything from autoimmune disease to infection to aging can cause the pain.
But one of the most disturbing underlying causes is triggered by following mainstream medicine’s advice.
As a recent study revealed that this misguided information could leave many seniors at risk for painful nerve damage.
Incredibly enough, a deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause nerve damage.
And if you’re an older adult following mainstream health advice, there’s a good chance you’re NOT getting nearly enough of this vital vitamin.
Researchers tracked 1,750 people for four years and found that about 13 percent had a vitamin B12 deficiency.
That’s disturbing enough alone. But they also found that only 30 percent of seniors regularly consume enough vitamin B12 in their diets to avoid deficiency.
Here’s the catch.
You could fall into this category even if you’re get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin B12.
Because you need about DOUBLE what those so-called “experts” say you do to have a dramatic impact on deficiencies!
Current recommendations are 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B12 per day. But the researchers didn’t see much of a drop in deficiencies unless people obtained 4.8 micrograms daily.
The problem is that the recommended numbers don’t account for the fact that many older adults have trouble absorbing vitamin B12.
This means you need to take in MORE of it for your body to get what it needs.
But an inaccurate RDA isn’t the only piece of mainstream advice that leaves people vulnerable to B12 deficiency. If you’re following their dietary advice, you also could end up in this category.
That’s because meat, eggs, and dairy—the very foods the mainstream says are bad for your health—are some of the best sources of vitamin B12.
Luckily, the solution is simple. Go ahead and indulge in the grass-fed beef, organic eggs, and dairy you’ve been told to steer clear of. They’re perfectly healthy foods that never should have been on the no-no list, to begin with. Plus, you’ll also find B12 in poultry and seafood.
Make these foods a part of your regular diet, and you’ll likely get all the B12 you need. But if you still fall short, consider taking a B12 supplement.
A blood test can tell you where your B12 levels stand, but your body will give you signs too.
If you don’t have as much energy, experience confusion or memory loss, develop balance issues, have a “pins and needles” feeling in your hands or toes, are depressed, or have twitchy eyelids, low B12 could be to blame.
P.S. Running low on B12 isn’t the only deficiency you need to look out for. There’s another common nutrient deficiency that’s literally a threat to your life. Click here for all the disturbing details (and discover how to NOT become a victim).
“B-12 Requirements in Older Adults—Increasing Evidence Substantiates the Need To Re-Evaluate Recommended Amounts and Dietary Sources,” The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 152, Issue 11, November 2022, Pages 2317–2318, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac179
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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