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
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
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.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
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.
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.
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.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)
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.