Your “dementia” might just be a deficiency!
Your doctor will tell you there’s no turning back now.
When he diagnoses you with dementia, he’ll say there’s not a whole lot you can do about it – and that you might want to get your affairs in order while you’re still capable.
He’ll make it sound downright hopeless.
Don’t give up, my friend, because there’s a simple test that your doctor never bothered to run…and that could reveal the shocking truth: You don’t have dementia at all!
Now, the latest research out of Canada confirms what I see here at the Stengler Center all the time: A simple nutritional deficiency that can mimic dementia is far more common in seniors than anyone in the mainstream has ever acknowledged.
The new study finds more than HALF of all seniors fall short of vitamin B12, which is essential to both mood and memory.
More importantly, the study finds 1 in 6 seniors have VERY serious B12 deficiencies – and when the levels sink that low in older folks, you end up with what any doc would describe as the “textbook signs” of dementia.
But it’s not dementia… it’s a deficiency, and unlike dementia, all you need to do is boost your B12 intake and this copycat can often be treated and sometimes even REVERSED.
In some cases, it’s as easy as taking a supplement with high doses of B12, but that doesn’t always work. Certain stomach disorders and medications such as acid reflux drugs can make it difficult for you to absorb your B12, and all the supplements in the vitamin shop won’t make a difference.
In those cases, vitamin B12 injections might be the better option while you work with your doctor to get off those stomach acid drugs and correct any digestive problems you may have.
Don’t wait. Get checked out ASAP, because consistently low B12 levels can do permanent damage to your brain and nerves.
Low B12 isn’t the only dementia mimic out there. Exposure to metals, especially lead, can also wrap your brain in the dense fog of cognitive decline. This is yet another TREATABLE condition – so if you have any of the warning signs of dementia, get yourself tested for both nutritional deficiencies and exposure to metals.
If you’re in Southern California, I can run those tests right here at my clinic in the San Diego area. Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to arrange a consultation.