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 This is the FDA’s impressive list of accomplishments in the last 70 + years

Chemotheray deaths……………………………………..16,043,519
lattrogenic (doctor-caused deathes………………..12,577,093
Hospital error deaths……………………………………..  7,059,149
Adverse reaction to drug deaths…………………….  1,700,613
Medical error deaths………………………………………   1,572,265
SSRIs deaths…………………………………………………      641,741
NSAIDs deaths………………………………………………      264,718
Opioids (pain relievers) deaths………………………      260,466
Psychiatric drugs (including suicides) deaths in
western countries………………………………………….   8,021,766
Plus numerous other deaths and is the leading cause of death and misery that has ever existed.

Since 1925 it has been known that starving the body of carbs kills cancer cells anywhere in the body. The key is to not totally stop using carbs, but to use only very modest or no organic fruit and not any other sugars. If you are not eating organic you are probably eating GMO (genetically modified organisms) which does make people very sick. In the pre-civilization era, people used meat as their main source of nutrition. They also used green leaves, seeds, fruits, and wild plants for supplement. Their dietary style is now called the “Hunter-gatherer’s Diet” or “Paleolithic Diet.” [1] According to reports, during the era, there were no signs of diseases such as coronary artery disease or cancer, and very little sign of any other diseases. Since the advent of agriculture, people have increasingly replaced the traditional diet with products of agriculture, such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and others. With the technological advancement that have been applied to agriculture, people have fallen in love with the sweetness of these products, especially sugar, refined grains and grain products, and fruits. In more recent decades, thanks to the national policies of the US and other countries, which serve to protect their agricultural production, [2] people have consumed more grains and fruits, which are abundant in carbohydrates. During the same period, nutritional and medical professionals have believed that carbohydrates are the best source of nutrition. They reason that carbohydrates generate only 4 kcal/gram of energy, while fats generate 9 kcal/gram and proteins 4kcal/gram. Based on an individual’s daily energy requirement, carbohydrates can afford the individual to eat a wider variety and a greater amount of foods than if they were eating higher fat foods. [3, 4] Furthermore, nutritional and medical professionals alike have also believed that fats are the cause for obesity/overweight, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer, and other disorders. They have become ‘lipophobic’. [5, 6, 7] At the same time, they are still unsure of the impact on our health from using more protein for our nutrition. They are somewhat ‘aminophobic’. A majority of nutritional and medical professionals continue to promote the consumption of carbohydrate, but not of fats and proteins. [8, 9] Also, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the food pyramid still recommend heavy consumption of carbohydrates. [10, 11, 12] During the recent decades, we have encountered a rapid rise in number of difficult medical problems, especially overweight/obesity and diabetes mellitus, as well as their complications. Concurrently, we have witnessed a growing number of cancers. Until recently, fats had been thought responsible for the development of cancers. [13] Now, more evidence shows a link between hyperglycemia and some, if not all, cancers. [14] With better design of research projects, we can expect that this link will become apparent. Most importantly, we must recognize and bear in mind that excessive carbohydrate intake causes hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, and overweight/obesity. [15] What we have known about glucose and some, if not all, cancers so far is: 1. Cancer heavily utilizes glucose for its rapid growth. [16, 17, 18] 2. Hyperglycemia is inflammatory and pro-inflammatory. [19] 3. Inflammation facilitates the growth and proliferation (metastasis) of cancer. [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28] 4. Hyperglycemia promotes glycation both inside and outside cells and is implicated in genetic mutation. [29, 30, 31, 32, 33] 5. Cancer facilitates glycolysis that increases non-enzymatic glycation between glucose and proteins. [34] Applying the behaviors of cancers, we are able: 1.  to detect cancers, with radioactive tracer attached to glucose derivatives, e.g. PET Scan tracer attached to FDG, an analog of glucose, 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose. After cancer cells take in the glucose analog, which is attached to the tracer, PET Scan can locate the site(s) and measure the size(s) of cancers. [16, 35] 2. to develop carbohydrate-based cancer vaccines. [36] Can we do something about preventing cancers from happening to us in the first place? While we are still unsure of the real cause(s) for our ordinary cells to become cancer cells, we blame genes, inflammation, biochemical reactions, physical irritation, infections, environmental pollutants, fats, and many others for the initiation of cancer. Until recent years we had never suspected carbohydrates to be a possible cause. However, we do not have to become ‘carbophobic’. We just have to mindfully use carbohydrates. While hoping more research projects will focus on the relationship between carbohydrates and cancer, several articles already exist that implicate carbohydrates in the development of various cancers. References available request.




  • Drink half your weight in ounces daily of pure water with minerals Start every morning with 16 oz. of water with a slice of lemon. I put 2 drops of B12 & folic Acid and 50 drops of Liquid Sunshine, under my tongue (for 15 days – then 10 drops every day) with 1/3 of a capsule of Pregnenolone, 1 tsp of Fulvic Acid,  and ½ oz of Intramax, and hold for a few minutes. Then with 16 oz. of water, take  and ½ tsp of Colostrum. Still drinking about half of the 16 oz. of water take  2 tabs of Nice Bones, and 4 caps of Good C and 1 -capsule of Super Enzymes+, with 1/2 tsp. of Acidophilus Powder – Non Dairy. With the last of the water taking one heaping tbs. of MSM-Ultra Pure. Then it is off to work for about 3 hours with a big cup of Daily Health Tea, Spice made with: Pau d’Arco Bark, Stevia Leaf, Cinnamon Spice, Raspberry Spice, Orange Spice, Ginger Root Spice.
  • A Whole Food Plant Based Diet is the proven healthiest diet!

  • In about 3 hours I eat some fruit, lately 1 – banana and 1 pear. Followed within 1/2 to 1 hour, it’s time for a cereal or blender drink, and for about a year now it has been only the blender drink, because it is so delicious! Add Organic hemp, Flax, or any nut or seed milk (blender half full). And 1-2 Tbs. of Cinnamon, 1/2 sq. of pure Cacao, 1/4 cup Vanilla Extract, 1/2 cup each of Organic Flax, Sesame, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Chia seeds, 2 -tbs each of Lecithin Granules (Fine)

    Milk Thistle Seed Powder, Maca Root Powder, Organic Raw Protein, and Truman’s Super Green Foods w/Herbs Pwd(Super Veggie Powder) Then add 1/2 cup each of Organic fresh, dried or frozen Raisins, Cherries, Blueberries, Cranberries and/or any Organic fruit. I stretch it out by adding more ingredients daily for a few days. But, alas, I can only make it last 5-6 days one big glass daily after some fruit. Feel free to modify this recipe to your taste.

    Whole Food Plant Based Diet Meal Plans:

    How More Mango Could Help Diabetes, Cancer. EmaxHealth. April 29, 2013. A study of obese animals showed that consumption of freeze-dried mango led to a decline in blood sugar levels; in a separate analysis, research suggested that mango’s anti-inflammatory powers could point to anti-cancer potential.

  • Have Organic fresh, frozen or dried fruit and 100 percent juice with breakfast.
  • Eat Organic cooked or whole-grain breakfast cereals with seeds, nuts, fruit, and almond, flax, hemp milk, nut, or seed milk..
  • For Green Blender Drinks, add Organic vegetables such as lettuce, chard, kale, tomato, cucumber and red, yellow or green bell pepper rings to your taste and in Organic seed bread sandwiches. Use organic sprouted seed bread rather than white bread.
  • Keep organic cut-up vegetables and fruit in your refrigerator for snacking.
  • Snack on Organic nuts and seeds and dried fruit.
  • Try stir-frying  Organic vegetables with Organic Short Grain Brown Rice
  • Add Organic grains, beans and vegetables to your soups.
  • Have a cup of Daily Health Tea, Spice made with: Pau d’Arco Bark, Stevia Leaf, Cinnamon Spice, Raspberry Spice, Orange Spice, Ginger Root Spice. instead of another beverage during your break time.


CFbest immune system booster that helps even cancer patients going through chemo.

Truman’s Essiak This formula builds up the immune system, releases toxins. ( Is combined in the CF Formula above.)

Frankinsense  – Boswellia –

  • Medicinal Uses: * Aromatherapy * Arthritis * Bronchitis  * Cuts & Wounds * Facial Care * Pain Relief * Rheumatoid_arthritis
  • Properties: * Analgesic * Anti-inflammatory * AntiCancer * Antirheumatic * Aromatic * Astringent * Cicatrisant * Diuretic * Meditation * Sedative * Uterine Tonic * Vulnerary

Boswellia a.k.a Frankincense, Essential Oil Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer.

Turmericanti inflammatory and stimulates bile flow, reduces blood clotting, and protects the liver. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Fights cancerous tumors.

Colloidal Silver GeneratorNature’s Natural Healer! Make your own colloidal silver water with our safe and easy generator. Read Truman’s Blog on Colloidal Silver water click here. Drink 2-4 oz 2 times per day for maintenance. During illness up dosage to 8 oz 2 times per day for 5 days or until illness clears up.

PregnenoloneImproves resistance to stress and adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, and balances moods. Also enhances memory and improves nerve impulse transmission. Helps improve spinal cord injuries.

Gaba-Use for anxiety, stress, brain function, and ADD. It is also useful in enlarged prostate, because it plays a role in the mechanism of regulating the release of sex hormones.

Supergreen foods w/herbsgives you a convenient way to get the nutritional benefits of organic vegetables in your diet. Rich in chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, beta carotene, DNA, RNA and enzymes. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber as well.

IntraMAX-is an all-in-one liquid nutritional supplement containing over 415 ingredients. With just one ounce a day, intraMAX delivers over 80 vitamin sources, 33 super greens, 154 antioxidants, 62 fruits and vegetables, and more. These essential ingredients create the perfect blend to help build and maintain overall health.  intraMAX is the premium choice for patients wishing to achieve optimal health and wellness.

 Acidophilus Powder, Non-Dairy -Also available in capsules. Acidophilus-non-dairy-90-caps .The normal, healthy colon contains friendly bacteria (85% lactobacillus and 15% coliform bacteria). It is the friendly bacterial flora found in yogurt and is essential to the digestive system. When these bacteria are not in balance, then the person may experience bloating, flatulence, constipation, and malabsorption of nutrients, all of which may lead to Candida.

is a very concentrated immune system builder. It is a mammary secretion produced just prior to birth and it is released into the mother’s milk right after birth. It contains protective antibodies and many nutrients.

Black Salve (skin tumors)- combination of herbs,oils, and natural ingredients to draw out tumorous cancer topical. DO NOT SWALLOW.

Ginseng Power +6 These ginsengs are considered to be some of the best tonics. They protect against radiation damage, stress, fatigue, and high blood sugar. Increases endurance and balances hormones. An adaptogen, alterative, and stimulant. Considered to be the “king of all tonics” as it provides stimulation to the entire body for stress, fatigue, weakness, and deficiencies. It stimulates and improves the brain cells and is especially stimulating for mental fatigue. Ginseng works with the heart and with blood circulation, thus helpful with normalizing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and arthrosclerosis. It is nourishing to the blood and beneficial for anemia; also, helps to reduce blood sugar levels and beneficial in treating diabetes. Other uses include: as an antidote to toxic drugs and chemicals, and for protection against radiation; improvement of vision and hearing; to help improve one’s working ability as well as balancing to irritability; and for women with lowered resistance, deficiencies, and hormonal imbalance.

Cleansing toxins: CAC– Colon, blood,  and liver cleanser. Releases toxins from your body.

Shake well. Add 1-3 tablespoons to a glass of water or juice. Drink in the mornings or evenings. Increase as necessary. Refrigerate after opening. CAC Liquid serving size 2 tablespoons: approximately 32 servings in 16 oz and approximately 64 servings in 32 oz size.

Use with Truman’s Special Fiber w/Bentonite Clay: for added cleansing effect. Children: Use 1/2 teaspoon once a day in the morning. Serving size 1 teaspoon = (4 g): 6 oz fiber has approximately 90 servings. 180 servings for 12 oz. – and use:
Truman’s Special Fiber w/Bentonite Clay:

Use 1 teaspoon or more once or twice daily. Fiber is an important part of a weight loss program. Add fiber to juices or recipes. Fiber is delicious in blender drinks.  Serving size 1 teaspoon = (4 g): 8 oz fiber has approximately 120 servings. 240 servings for 16 oz.

Gland Rejuvenator This formula helps balance blood sugar levels. It helps regulate the lymphatic system, stimulates and strengthens the spleen and pancreas. It stimulates the thyroid, balances the endocrine system, and helps to keep the heart in proper function. Also, it can be used to aid digestion, help to eliminate toxins and dissolve gall bladder stones.

Heavy Metal Detox


Garlic Bulb, Chlorella Algae, Coriander Root, Cilantro Leaf, Structured Water and 20% Alcohol. Vegetable Glycerin would replace the alcohol for alcohol free tinctures.

Formerly: Hvy Metal Dtx


Use 6-30 drops in mouth, juice or water. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Cilantro Leaf may increase your chance of miscarriage if you are pregnant, or it may cause problems getting pregnant. Before using Cilantro, tell your doctor if you are are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine, or if you are breast feeding or have stomach problems. Keep out of reach of children.


When deciding to follow a low carb (carbohydrates) diet, dieters often want to know what foods have no carbs. For those who count carbs, foods that have low or zero carbs are precious commodities.

What Are Carbs?

“Carbs” is a shortened version of the word carbohydrates, which are macronutrients containing sugars. Carbohydrates are further broken down into distinct categories.

  • Simple carbohydrates – Examples of simple carbohydrates include dairy products, candy, baked goods, fruit, and processed sugars.
  • Complex carbohydrates – Examples include rice, corn, flour, whole grains, and legumes.

Fiber and sugar alcohols are also considered carbs, but they are usually not restricted as part of a low-carb diet. Although carbohydrates have developed a bad reputation over the years, they are not all the same. They can be placed in different categories depending on their makeup and how they are processed. Refined and complex carbohydrates can’t be compared to one another because they refer to different characteristics. A more accurate comparison could be made between simple and complex carbohydrates, or between refined and unrefined.


Simple carbohydrates refer to single or double sugar molecules called monosaccharides and disaccharides. They include glucose, fructose and galactose. Because of their chemical structure, these carbohydrates are more easily digested and absorbed. You can find simple carbohydrates naturally in fruit and milk, and they are also found in table sugar.


Complex carbohydrates are made up of chains of sugar molecules, or polysaccharides. Foods that contain complex carbohydrates include beans, whole grain breads and starchy vegetables. These foods tend to be higher in fiber and take longer to digest.


When it comes to refined versus unrefined carbohydrates, the difference lies in how the grains are processed. A wheat kernel is made up of the germ, bran and endosperm. The refining process removes the germ and bran coating, which strips the kernel of most of its vitamins and fiber. What’s left is the refined grain. White rice and white bread are considered refined carbohydrates. A food can be refined but still be made up of complex carbohydrates. White rice still contains the chains of sugar molecules characteristic of complex carbohydrates. Other refined carbohydrates, like candies, sodas and syrups, are considered simple because of their single sugar structure.


When the wheat kernel is left whole, the foods made with this grain are considered unrefined carbohydrates or whole grain foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that at least half of your grains be whole grains. The best way to determine if the product you are buying is a whole grain product is to look at the ingredients list. The ingredients will be listed in descending order by weight, and the first one should contain the phrase “whole wheat” or “whole grain.”
References: ·  U.S. National Library of Medicine: Carbohydrates

Foods with No Carbs

Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins diet, limit the amount of carbohydrates you can eat in order to exert insulin control. In general, most low-carbohydrate diets recommend eating fewer than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day, and some suggest eating as few as 20 to 25 grams per day. When you consider that one cup of white rice has 151 grams of carbohydrates, and a slice of bread contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates, eating carbohydrate-containing foods adds up quickly. Foods with no carbohydrates can help you eat adequate amounts and still limit carbohydrate intake. The key is knowing which foods have no carbs.

Meat & Animal Protein

All naturally-occurring meats contain no carbohydrates; however, pre-packaged and deli meats are often processed with a sugar and salt solution or seasoning blends, conferring carbohydrates to the meats. Processed and cured meats, such as sausage, ham, bacon, and frankfurters regularly contain small amounts of carbohydrates. Reading package labels is essential to learn if pre-packaged products contain carbohydrates. In their natural state, the following contain zero carbs:

  • Beef – Only vaccine free beef that has not been fed other dead animals.
  • Veal – I don’t eat Veal.
  • Organ meats (including brains, liver, and kidneys)
  • Lamb
  • Pork – – Truman does not eat Pork
  • Tongue
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fish (such as salmon, trout, and halibut) – Never farmed only Wild Caught Fish.
  • Duck – Truman does not eat Duck.
  • Goose
  • Shellfish (such as crab, shrimp, and lobster) Truman does not eat crab, shrimp, and lobster Shellfish or Mollusks and many people can’t eat them.
  • Mollusks (such as oysters, mussels, and clams) – Truman does not eat oysters, mussels, and clams,  crab, shrimp, and lobster Shellfish or Mollusks and many people can’t eat them.
  • Game meats (such as venison and elk)
  • Exotic meats (such as ostrich and emu)
  • Eggs

Dairy Products

Milk contains simple sugars, and all dairy products are made from milk. Even fatty cheeses and heavy cream contain carbohydrates, although usually very low levels. Only one dairy product contains no carbohydrates – butter.

Condiments, Seasoning and Oils

Most condiments contain carbohydrates. Likewise, salad dressings and mayonnaise often contain some carbs because they are made with vinegar and may contain herbs. The following oils and condiments do not:

  • Salt – Truman  likes Himalayan Pink Salt because it loaded with minerals.
  • Organic vegetable, nut, and fruit oils such as avocado, coconut, grape seed, and olive oil
  • Animal fats like fish oil and lard
  • Some brands of margarine and shortening – read package labels

Sugar Substitutes

Three safe sweeteners without sugar are Stevia Leaf, Green Powder  or  Stevia Leaf, Green Liquid,  and Xylitol  (also re-mineralizes teeth).  Aspartame (which is poison), sucralose like Splenda (which is poison), another poison is saccharine, are all advertised as low-carb alternatives to sugar. Because they are so highly sweet, it only takes a little of a sugar substitute to go a long way. While the poisons are likely to contain trace amounts of carbohydrates, you can effectively consider them no-carbohydrate foods; however, artificial sweeteners may affect insulin in the same way sugar does, so proceed with caution, or best do not use them as the side effects are harmful. Additionally, artificial sweeteners in granular form may contain carbohydrate-containing fillers.


Many beverages contain zero carbohydrates; however, if they are sweetened with artificial sweetener, they may have some of the same caveats as listed above. Along with diet soda, Crystal Light, and other sweetened beverages, water, coffee, tea, and distilled alcohol contain zero carbohydrates. Use alcohol with caution, however, because your body prioritizes the alcohol first. This means that you burn alcohol before utilizing other fuel, including fat.

Package Labeling

It is important to note that some food packaging labels list foods as containing 0 grams of carbohydrates. However, labeling laws allow food manufacturers to list 0 grams on the label if the food contains less than one gram. No thanks to our evil FDA.

How Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

While your body utilizes carbohydrates for energy, many diet experts suggest minimizing carbohydrates is an effective form of weight loss. Multiple studies support this assertion. When blood glucose rises in response to dietary intake of carbohydrates, your pancreas releases insulin, which is the key to losing weight on a low-carbohydrate diet. Health journalist Gary Taubes explains why this happens in an article for the New York Times, “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie”. Insulin is a storage hormone. It is responsible for both escorting fuel (food) into fat cells as body fat storage and keeping it there. In some ways, insulin acts as prison guard, making sure fat finds its way into cells and keeps it locked inside. When you limit carbohydrate intake, your body releases very little insulin. As a result, stored body fat escapes and exits your body. This is the mechanism of low-carbohydrate weight loss.

Finding Zero Carb Foods

Finding foods with zero carbohydrates is not difficult, especially if you read package labels carefully. Many health professionals express concerns about the health effects of low-carbohydrate dieting, so it is always best to check with your doctor before pursuing such a diet. Reference;  What Foods Have No Carbs by Karen Frazier Nutrition Counselor   New research shows cancer caused by carbohydrates, sugars, white flour, and corn syrup.


A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention is presenting evidence of the link between the consumption of refined carbohydrates and cancer. This case-controlled study looked at the dietary habits of over 1,800 women in Mexico, and found that those who got 57% or more of their total energy intake from carbohydrates showed a 220% higher risk of breast cancer than women with more balanced diets. This study shows that foods with high glycemic index values — that is, foods that more quickly raise blood sugar levels in the human body — actually accelerate the growth of cancer cells and tumors in the human body. Researchers involved with the study propose that the correlation between the consumption of refined carbohydrates and breast cancer could be related to elevated levels of insulin and the fact that many breast cancer tumors are encouraged and supported by high levels of insulin in the body. To anyone who has read some of the books about sugar, refined carbohydrates, low carb dieting, or even my own book, called Low carb Diet Warning, none of this should be a surprise. We in the holistic nutrition world have long known that the consumption of processed carbohydrates actually causes cancer, and not just breast cancer, either. It actually promotes many forms of cancer, including colon cancer. Thankfully, new scientific evidence is now appearing that supports these notions. But many people in the general public still do not know that consuming refined carbohydrates causes cancer, and thus they continue to drink soft drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup, they continue to eat breakfast cereals loaded with sugars and corn syrup, and they continue to eat large amounts of white flour in products like pancakes, breads, pastries, cookies, and crackers, oblivious to the idea that they are actually giving themselves cancer. Once again, we see that preventing cancer comes down to dietary choice. One of the easiest things a person can do to prevent cancer, based on this research, is to avoid all processed carbohydrates. That means eliminating from your diet refined white flour, refined white sugar, milled grains, and ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup. These ingredients are all man-made or artificially processed ingredients that are not normally found in nature. You don’t find refined white sugar growing in the sugar cane fields. You don’t see white flour growing on wheat grass stalks in the field. Instead, you see whole grains growing in nature, and it is these whole grains that should be consumed by human beings if they wish to attain a high degree of health. This research also indicates why low carb dieters and people following the Atkins diet may be doing themselves a huge favor in terms of disease prevention. Avoiding processed carbohydrates reduces your risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, many low carb dieters, as you may know, end up consuming other cancer-causing ingredients that are present in many low carb foods. Those ingredients can include sodium nitrite, monosodium glutamate, and artificial chemical sweeteners such as aspartame, also known as NutraSweet. So, the real story here is to avoid processed carbohydrates as much as you can. At the same time, avoid chemical additives that are found in processed foods, especially artificial sweeteners and chemical taste enhancers. The foods that you should be consuming to support outstanding human health are the same ones we’ve been talking about here for years, and those are natural foods found in nature, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and healthy oils./p>


The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine •

Study shows low selenium linked with liver cancer (and many other conditions) so eat more Brazil nuts.   

Liquid Sunshine Vitamin D3 drops:

New research shows vitamin D slashes risk of cancers by 77 percent; cancer industry refuses to support cancer prevention.

B12/Folic Acid Drops:
Both vitamin B12 and folic acid are essential nutrients belonging to the B-complex group of vitamins. An essential nutrient is one that your body cannot make on its own; it must be consumed in your diet or via a supplement. B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning for the most part, your body cannot store them. B12 is an exception to this, as your liver does store it in substantial amounts that could take up to five years to become depleted, according to the Merck Manuals Online Medical Library.

Folic Acid

Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin B9. In its natural form, B9 is called folate and is named after “folium,” the Latin word for leaf. This is because folate is found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach. Other dietary sources of folate are citrus fruit, dried beans and fortified cereals. Folic acid supplements are used to boost the intake of B9 for people who do not receive adequate amounts from their foods. Folic acid aids in the production of red blood cells and DNA. A deficiency of folate can lead to anemia due to decreased red blood cell production. Symptoms such as sore tongue, loss of taste sensation, depression and tingling in the extremities may be a sign of folate deficiency.


Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin, a reference to the cobalt ion that is present in its structure. B12 is derived solely from animal sources such as meat, fish, dairy and milk products. Those who do not consume animal products, such as strict vegans, often eat foods fortified with B12 to ensure adequate consumption of this nutrient. B12 is needed for red blood cell production, the synthesis of DNA and the maintenance of the nervous system, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

B12 Deficiency and Folic Acid

A deficiency in either B12 or folic acid can cause megaloblastic anemia, a condition in which your body produces immature and abnormally large red blood cells. If you have megaloblastic anemia, it is vital that your doctor diagnose which of these two nutrients you lack. If you have a B12 deficiency but are mistakenly treated for a folic acid deficiency, your anemia symptoms may be resolved, but the neurological damage caused by B12 deficiency will not be addressed, and permanent nerve damage could result.


The recommended dietary allowance of B12 for most people 14 years of age and older is 2.4mcg, according to the ODS. If you are pregnant, you are advised to take 2.6 micrograms daily, and if you’re lactating, that amount increases to 2.8 micrograms. For folic acid, the recommended dietary allowance for most people 14 years or older is 400 micrograms. Pregnant women are advised to consume 600 micrograms daily, and lactating women should consume 500 micrograms per day. Underlying conditions may increase your need for either of these nutrients. Ask your doctor what dosage is right for you.

Mammograms cause breast cancer (and other cancer facts you probably never knew)Exposed: 10 Facts about the Breast Cancer Industry You’re Not Supposed to Know (opinion) Learn more: Reference: Sunday, August 08, 2004 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein by is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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