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Psychiatric Drugs or Vitamin B12?

B12 is a huge molecule containing one cobalt atom, which we get only from animal products—however, even those who eat meat may become B12 deficient because it is difficult to absorb and utilize, especially as we get older.

A case report published in 2015 in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine has important implications for children (and adults) suffering from neuropsychological disorders. A 13-year-old boy following a lacto-vegetarian diet suddenly stopped talking and exhibited “rigidity, immobility, staring look, disturbed sleep, ideas of worthlessness and hopelessness, aimless wandering, guilt and suicidal ideas.” Some may recognize these symptoms as similar to those of autism.

The report noted that all blood tests, including those for anemia (and a later test for thyroid function), proved normal. The patient was diagnosed with “acute schizophrenia-like psychotic disorder” and treated with a pile of drugs including lorazepam (used to treat anxiety disorders) for three days, then olanzapine (an antipsychotic), sertraline (an antidepressant, commonly known as Zoloft) and aripiprazole (another antipsychotic) for two months.

That’s four strong drugs pumped into this little kid. “[D]espite good adherence,” he relapsed. At first, he became hyper with “suspiciousness, hearing voices, over-talkativeness, over-cheerfulness, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, increased appetite, increased pleasurable activities, and disruptive socio-education.”

His diagnosis was revised to “schizoaffective disorder, manic type,” and his physician replaced the Zoloft with divalproate sodium (used to treat seizures). Four days later, he returned with worsening of symptoms, and lithium carbonate (for treatment of bipolar disorder) and haloperidol (another antipsychotic) were added to the mix. That’s a total of six drugs in this thirteen-year-old child.

Still, his symptoms continued to worsen and two days later he was readmitted, with yet another revision to his diagnosis. He underwent more tests—including a test for vitamin B-12 levels—which the doctors found to be extremely low at 112ng/mL (the normal range is 180–914 ng/mL). The level of 180 ng/mL is associated with the most severe manifestation of B12 deficiency—pernicious anemia—and in Japan and some European countries, a level of 500–550 ng/mL is associated with psychological and behavioral manifestations such as dementia and memory loss.

And our patient’s B12 levels were very low indeed!

His diagnosis was revised to “schizoaffective disorder secondary to Cobalamin [vitamin B12] deficiency.” Lo and behold—after two B12 shots, the patient recovered and then tapered off the medications. His sanity remained stable during the convalescent period.

Of course, this begs the question, why not test for B12 deficiency the moment any child or adult presents with behavior deemed schizophrenic, depressive, or in any way abnormal? B12 deficiency is associated with a wide range of psychological disorders—depression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, irrational or chronic anger, violent behavior, and other psychological problems. And vitamin B12 therapy has proved useful for a range of conditions deemed neurological—vision problems, loss of hearing and tinnitus, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, alcoholism, impotence, incontinence, neuralgia, combat fatigue, and lack of balance or abnormal gait. In addition, low B12 is indicated in a range of other diseases—osteoporosis, asthma, skin conditions including psoriasis, diabetes, glaucoma, infertility, and of course anemia.

B12 is a huge molecule containing one cobalt atom, which we get only from animal products—however, even those who eat meat may become B12 deficient because it is difficult to absorb and utilize, especially as we get older. For example, B12 needs to attach to the intrinsic factor for assimilation, and the intrinsic factor is produced by the same cells in the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid. If we do not produce enough hydrochloric acid (often due to a low-salt diet) B12 assimilation will be compromised. Lack of a number of enzymes can also affect B12 assimilation.

Plant foods said to be sources of B12—such as soy, mushrooms, and spirulina—contain B12 analogs (called cobamides)—which can worsen the symptoms of B12 deficiency. Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestines is a surprising source of cobamides. The use of antibiotics, or a diet high in refined carbohydrates, can encourage the proliferation of bacterial overgrowth and lead to B12 deficiencies.

The highest sources of B12 are liver and mollusks. A serving of liver or oysters once a week is the best way to obtain B12 from the diet—if B12 levels remain low, oral and injectable supplements are available.

A word on vegetarianism in India. Although the inhabitants of southern India may not be as tall and robust as their meat-eating cousins in the north, lacto-vegetarianism has sustained the population of southern India for centuries. That’s because they had two good sources of B12 in the traditional diet. One was raw and cultured milk. Raw milk contains B12-binding protein, needed for the assimilation of B12—an essential compound destroyed by pasteurization.

The second source was insect parts and excrement in stored grains, a good source of B12. Now that India has joined the modern world—hence pasteurizing its milk and fumigating its grains—these sources are less available.
How common is B12 deficiency? A 1982 study of volunteer subjects from an American vegetarian society conference found that among those who did not take B12 supplements “92 percent of the vegans (total vegetarians), 64 percent of the lactovegetarians, 47 percent of the lacto-ovovegetarians and 20 percent of the semivegetarians had serum vitamin B12 levels less than 200.”

The authors note that similar values can be found for non-vegetarians. As one report put it:  “Vitamin B12 deficiency is a frequently ignored cause of neuropathy and psychiatric disorders. It is frequently found in older age groups, diabetes patients, and patients with a history of acid peptic disease. It can cause neuropsychiatric disorders or worsen them. Vitamin B12 therapy results in a reversal of neuropsychiatric symptoms or improvement in most patients. It is recommended to keep vitamin B12 in mind while ordering the first set of investigations in patients aged 40 years or more presenting with neuropsychiatric disorders even if there is no hematological manifestation [that is, no anemia].”

Unfortunately, most psychiatrists and doctors today don’t do this—they reach for the prescription pad rather than order a B12 test. However—you as a patient or as the caregiver of a patient—can insist that blood is drawn for B12 testing. If B12 is low—under 500 ng/mL—the doctor is obligated to treat with supplemental B12, either by injection or oral tablets. It’s a simple solution to some of the maladies that cause much suffering—autistic and schizophrenic behavior, memory loss, depression, neurological decline, and fatigue.

Source: Author Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk. She is the author of the bestselling cookbook “Nourishing Traditions” (with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.) and of many other books on diet and health.

French Regulators Ban Sales of iPhone Model Over Radiation Concerns

Regulators in France on Sept. 12 ordered tech giant Apple to pause sales of one of its iPhones in the country amid concerns it emits too much electromagnetic radiation.

France's National Frequency Agency (ANFR) notified Apple of its decision to ban sales of the iPhone 12 after conducting tests that showed that the smartphone's specific absorption rate (SAR) was slightly above the legal limit, Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noel Barrot told Le Parisien.

That means the iPhones, which have been sold by Apple since 2020, were emitting more electromagnetic waves susceptible to be absorbed by the body than legally permitted.

In a press release, the regulator said 141 cell phones were recently tested by an accredited laboratory, allowing them to ensure the SAR values comply with European regulations.

However, regulators found absorption of electromagnetic energy by the body at 5.74 watts per kilogram during tests in which the device was held in the hand or placed in the trouser pocket.

The EU standard for SAR is 4.0 watts per kilogram.

SAR values were found to be compliant for iPhone 12 devices being carried at a distance of 5 mm from the body, like in coat pockets or bags, regulators said.

Software Update May Help

As a result, ANFR is asking Apple to immediately remove the device from shelves in the French market.

"Consequently, Apple must immediately adopt all necessary measures to prevent the iPhone 12 in the supply chain from being made available on the market," ANFR said. "As for those telephones that are already in use, Apple must adopt all necessary corrective measures to bring the telephones into conformity as soon as possible, otherwise, Apple will have to recall the equipment."

"The ANFR expects Apple to deploy all available means to put an end to the non-compliance," regulators continued. "Failure to act will result in the recall of equipment that has already been made available to consumers. If Apple chooses to update its telephones, it shall be verified by the ANFR.

"Instruction has been given to the ANFR’s sworn officers to check that the iPhone 12 is no longer offered for sale in all distribution channels in France, from Tuesday 12 September 2023," regulators concluded.

Apple did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

Mr. Barrot told Le Parisien that a software update would likely be sufficient to fix the radiation issues linked to the phone.

France 'Prepared to Order Recall'

He noted that regulators anticipate Apple will respond to the findings within two weeks and that failure to do so could result in more drastic actions.

"If they fail to do so, I am prepared to order a recall of all iPhones 12 in circulation. The rule is the same for everyone, including the digital giants," he said.

According to the European Parliamentary Research Service, scientists and researchers are divided in their opinions regarding the risks of cancer and the causality of cell phone use.

The electromagnetic fields produced by cell phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that a large number of studies were performed over the past two decades to assess whether cell phones pose a potential health risk and have so far established no adverse health effects caused by cell phone use.

"In addition to using 'hands-free' devices, which keep mobile phones away from the head and body during phone calls, exposure is also reduced by limiting the number and length of calls," the WHO website states. "Using the phone in areas of good reception also decreases exposure as it allows the phone to transmit at reduced power. The use of commercial devices for reducing radiofrequency field exposure has not been shown to be effective."

The ban on 12 series iPhone sales in France came on the same day that Apple unveiled its new iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max devices featuring a string of new features, including a USB-C port as opposed to the standard Lightning port.

Reuters contributed to this report.
Source: Katabella Roberts is a news writer for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on the United States, world, and business news.


Study Found Unsettling Results in Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Researchers from Australia took blood samples of 29 children before and after COVID-19 vaccination. They wanted to see if the vaccine might have other beneficial side effects.

Vaccines can trigger an immune response in your body that can help fight off additional viruses or bacteria—not just the one specific disease you were vaccinated against. Think of it as your body's defense mechanisms getting wiser. It’s called heterologous immunity, and it can happen with natural infections too.

The scientists noticed that nobody looked for this effect in COVID-19 vaccines for children.

But when they ran the experiment, what they found was exactly the opposite of what they expected. Instead of seeing any improvement, they saw a reduced immune response toward other viruses, fungi, and bacteria.This was a big surprise for them.

But it was not surprising to the doctors who have been speaking out about mRNA vaccine safety. These doctors already have a name for this: vaccine-acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or VAIDS.

Source:  Front Health

Myocarditis Caused by COVID-19 Vaccine Spike Protein Is Often Not Detected by Typical Cardiac Tests

Joseph Keating was only 26 years old when he died of myocarditis on Nov. 12, 2021, four days after receiving his third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Mr. Keating had no idea he was experiencing a "rare" heart problem from his vaccination.

Myocarditis Caused by COVID-19 Vaccine Spike Protein Is Often Not Detected by Typical Cardiac Tests

Joseph Keating was only 26 years old when he died of myocarditis on Nov. 12, 2021, four days after receiving his third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Mr. Keating had no idea he was experiencing a "rare" heart problem from his vaccination.

Family members said Mr. Keating's only warning signs were fatigue, muscle soreness, a sore throat, and an increased heart rate. He did not experience any hallmark signs of a heart problem, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or a fluttering heart that would warrant a trip to the emergency room.

According to his autopsy report (pdf) and death certificate, Mr. Keating died of severe heart damage from “myocarditis in the left ventricle" due to the "recent Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine.”

When the pathologist's preliminary analysis of Mr. Keating’s heart appeared normal, he decided to take 22 different slides of tissue for further assessment and discovered vaccine inflammation had damaged and attacked his entire heart.

Mr. Keating's sister Kaylee Koch, in correspondence with The Epoch Times, said her family contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), legislators, local news stations, their governor, and the local health department, yet have received no response.

According to the CDC's website, the agency actively monitors reports of myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, which includes "reviewing data and medical records and evaluating the relationship to COVID-19 vaccination." The CDC also states they investigate reports to their Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) classified as "serious" by attempting to obtain medical records to better understand the event. Yet according to the family, the CDC never investigated Mr. Keating's death or requested his medical records.

Mr. Keating's family sent documentation, including the autopsy report, to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in hopes they could find answers and prevent the same fate from happening to others.

His sister said the NIAID disregarded his documentation and concluded Keating's myocarditis and resulting death were not caused by the vaccine but also could not identify or attribute his death to any other cause.

CDC's Myocarditis Definition Excludes Severe Cases

Myocarditis is heart muscle inflammation that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, stroke, and death. The National Organization for Rare Disorders states that myocarditis can result from infection but is more commonly a result of the body’s immune reaction to the initial heart damage.

According to VAERS, 26,103 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis were reported between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 28, 2023, with 19,855 cases attributed to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and 5,729 cases to Moderna.

According to the CDC's website, the agency began investigating the long-term effects of myocarditis in 2022 by contacting anyone who reported an event to VAERS that met the agency's case definition for myocarditis. Mr. Keating's family was never contacted.
Although the CDC says myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is a rare and mild adverse event, the agency uses a narrowed case definition that excludes cases like Mr. Keating’s.

To meet the CDC’s case definition of myocarditis, people must have had “symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath and feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart, and medical tests to support the diagnosis of myocarditis and rule out other causes.”

Based on this definition, the CDC can exclude cases of cardiac arrest, ischemic stroke, and death due to heart problems that occur before one can go to the hospital or obtain a diagnosis. Mr. Keating wasn’t diagnosed with myocarditis prior to death and did not experience the symptoms that would typically fall under the CDC’s case definition. Yet he died of myocarditis following his third COVID-19 vaccine dose.

The CDC website does not state what happens to these cases, and there is no indication they are followed or included in the CDC’s myocarditis numbers.

Myocarditis Induced by COVID-19 Vaccination Is Different From Other Causes

Results of a large cohort study published in April 2022 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology showed both first and second doses of mRNA vaccines were associated with an increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis. For those who received two doses of the same vaccine, the risk of myocarditis was highest among males aged 16 to 24 after the second dose.
Researchers noted the findings to be consistent with data showing between four and seven excess events in 28 days per 100,000 vaccinees after Pfizer vaccination and between nine and 28 excess events per 100,000 vaccinees after Moderna.

“There is emerging evidence following mRNA injections that myocarditis is different than other causes and much more common than originally thought or admitted to by the CDC," interventional cardiologist Dr. Jack Askins told The Epoch Times in an email. “Cardiac involvement following mRNA 'vaccination' is approximately 3% according to a recent Swiss study (not 0.001% as claimed by the CDC).”

He added that studies assessing troponin elevations reveal incidence is much higher than incidence based on symptoms. Troponins are proteins released into the bloodstream when heart damage occurs. A cardiac troponin test measures the levels of troponin T or troponin I proteins in the blood. Typically, troponin stays inside the heart muscle’s cells, but damage to those cells causes troponin to release into the bloodstream. The higher the troponin levels in the blood, the more extensive the heart damage.

Before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, myocarditis caused by viral infections such as adenovirus and influenza was the most common cause of heart inflammation in children, pediatric cardiologist Dr. Kirk Milhoan told The Epoch Times. Although myocarditis can be caused by COVID-19, the myocarditis developed by a healthy young person post-infection is “extremely mild.”

According to Dr. Milhoan, myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine differs from viral myocarditis because an infection of the heart isn't causing the damage. It's being damaged by the "spike protein that's cardiotoxic to the heart," which causes inflammation in the three main vessels of the heart and has a different process.

"There’s a difference between the body encountering a virus naturally that causes myocarditis and actively giving the body something we know causes harm," he said.

A 2023 study published in Circulation showed mRNA vaccine-induced immune responses did not differ between those who developed myocarditis and those who did not, but “free spike antigen was detected in the blood of adolescents and young adults who developed post-mRNA vaccine myocarditis, advancing insight into its potential underlying cause.” In other words, the study found that spike protein was detected in the blood of individuals with post-vaccine myocarditis but was not found in vaccinated control subjects with no myocarditis.

Dr. Askins said autopsies have shown spike protein from vaccination in the myocardium of patients who died following COVID-19 vaccination and should be required in all cases where the cause of death is "unknown," in cases of "sudden adult death syndrome," or where a sudden death leaves "doctors baffled."

Myocarditis Caused by COVID-19 Vaccination Often Evades Normal Tests

According to Dr. Milhoan, obtaining an accurate diagnosis of vaccine-associated myocarditis is challenging.
“The way the vaccine injury works, the heart often forms a scar that we don’t always pick up on our other usual tests. Normally if we study someone with suspected myocarditis, we will get labs that reveal damage to the myocardial cell, such as a troponin level, an EKG to see how the heart looks electrically, an echocardiogram, and a stress test," he said. "But these are often normal in someone with myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination.”

This is why the gold standard for detecting myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, also known as a cardiac MRI, Dr. Milhoan said. A cardiac MRI is used for more complex heart conditions and shows a more detailed picture of what's happening in the heart. It can detect damage to the heart muscle that goes undetected by other tests.

A September 2022 study published in The Lancet assessed the clinical outcomes and quality of life of 519 adolescents and young adults at least 90 days after the onset of vaccine-associated myocarditis.  Of the 519 patients, a subset of 151 patients had cardiac MRIs, with 81 patients displaying one or more abnormalities, including 71 with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and 22 with edema—fluid or inflammation in the heart triggered by heart damage.

LGE is a technique applied in cardiovascular magnetic resonance to distinguish macroscopic scarring and heart attacks from the normal muscular tissue of the heart. It's a strong predictor of outcomes associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, heart failure hospitalization, and sudden cardiac death.

Treatment of Myocarditis Caused by COVID-19 Vaccination

The primary treatment for myocarditis, whether caused by a vaccine or virus, is to rest the heart and avoid exercise for six months, according to Dr. Milhoan. Patients who are very sick are given medications to lower their blood pressure and heart rate so the heart doesn’t have to work as hard.

After letting the heart rest, a repeat cardiac MRI is done to evaluate the risk of cardiac death. If there’s enough of a scar, doctors may consider putting in an implantable defibrillator to detect and stop irregular heartbeats, also known as arrhythmias.

“The heart has to beat at least 60 to 70 times a minute, which is over a hundred thousand times a day, so we can never completely let the heart rest like you’d let another muscle rest,” said Dr. Milhoan. “The body is really good at healing itself, and the heart has an amazing ability to recover if we do not abuse it further."

Dr. Askins believes reports of athletes collapsing aren’t necessarily due to exercise furthering heart damage but to the exertion that provokes arrhythmias.  “Weeks and perhaps months later, these arrhythmias may be provoked by exercise and a hyperadrenergic state—norepinephrine release resulting in collapse and sudden deaths in athletes and others," he wrote in an email to The Epoch Times.

As for the damage unique to vaccinated individuals caused by free-floating spike protein in the blood, Dr. Milhoan says there’s currently no medicine or supplement to remove spike protein from the blood.

“We’re trying things, but we don’t have a protocol, and sometimes the problem is that the damage is already done," he said. "It’s like when you already have a scar on your skin; you can do a lot of things, and you are still going to have a scar. Once a scar on the heart forms, you’re at risk for all sorts of things, and you can do nothing to take that scar away.”

Dr. Milhoan said everyone acknowledges COVID-19 vaccines can cause myocarditis, but the debate is over how common it is. The CDC says the condition is rare, but physicians knowledgeable about vaccine-associated myocarditis treating these patients and reviewing the data say that's not the case.

“With most vaccines, we are looking at a one-in-a-million side effect profile, but now we are in numbers that are no longer acceptable regarding the risk-benefit profile," he said. "I just want people to have accurate data to make informed decisions."

The Epoch Times reached out to the NIAID and the CDC for comment.

Source:  Author Megan Redshaw is an attorney and investigative journalist with a background in political science. She is also a traditional naturopath with additional certifications in nutrition and exercise science.