Work never stops, even though Dr Chandy is now 74. He'll be presenting his latest evidence that there is a form of Multiple Sclerosis, which we term MS-like presentation, which responds well to B12. The symptoms remit whilst the person is receiving treatment, consistently. On the few occasions where we have not been able to keep up treatment or the patient themselves has stopped taking treatment, symptoms relapse which is a shame, but it shows that the B12 appears to be working.
This mimics the findings of Scalabrino, where mice deprived of B12 (both deprived in the diet, and by ileal resection) developed the characteristic lesions or scleroses in their spinal column and the loss of motor power; these mice were 'cured' when B12 was given by injection or in high doses in the food.
We have to ask, if B12 supplements worked so well on every MS case that consented to supplements, would it work for anyone else?
This work will be presented at this year's AGM, on Tues 8 March, 10:30am - 12 noon, Horden Welfare Hall near Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
Frankie tells of how she suffered, the tests she had to endure until doctors worked out what was wrong, and what a difference it has made.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.
The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.