Giving You Back YOUR Life

FAQ - I'm thinking of starting my own coffee morning/ web site/ event

QUESTION: Horden in County Durham is a long way away - I'm thinking of starting my own event.

ANSWER: We'd be delighted to help you set up.  We haven't produced lots of printed material yet, although we do have some - copies of the protocol, a booklet of case studies, we have pens and supermarket trolley coins, and of course teddy bears, to help you spread the word.

RELATED QUESTION: I'd like to start my own web site

ANSWER: This is where it gets more controversial.

There's a lot of rubbish on the internet about Vitamin B12.  Do you need to take lots of folic acid? Which form of B12 is most effective?  Are lozenges or nasal sprays or skin patches as good as injections?

Dr Chandy has been studying the condition and the effects of different treatments since 1981.  As a GP, he's followed the same patients throughout, with the original 1981 patient still under his care (34 years on, as at time of writing).  Everyone else working with B12 deficiency has seen patients pass through and not followed them through.  Dr Chandy knows a thing or two about B12 deficiency.

Therefore we'd much rather you didn't start another B12 deficiency web site, and that you didn't give medical answers on Facebook or anywhere else.  We believe it would be helpful for people if you provide support, but direct them to the definitive information about B12 deficiency and what to do about it.  

If you want to write about it, then submit your web page by email to and our team of editors will review it for possible inclusion.  Please state the byline you'd like to see (ie how you want your name to show up, and whether you want to link it straight through to your email so people can email you)

QUESTION: I want to hold a fund-raising event or conference for B12 deficiency

We Love this.  We'd love for people to hold coffee mornings, events, and so on.

What we can't do is jet off all over the country/ world giving talks at events that we haven't been party to, and we generally don't.  And similarly to the answer above, please don't go telling people stuff about B12 that doesn't have any information to back it up.

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