Why have I never heard that?
if you do not have a personal history with b12 deficiency, it would not have formed a large part of your own research focus.
b12 was THE research focus for me, in the early days. not one neuro questioned me when i mentioned my b12 history, the folks at the MS clinic just ran the test.
Nobody ever tested me and said "you have B12 deficiency, so you have MS."
remember we are talking about a *differential* diagnosis. that is why they said "you do *not* have b12 deficiency, therefore it is ms". if i had done a washout before all my b12 tests over the years, they would have said "you have b12 deficiency therefore you do not have ms". possibly, it never would have gotten to the point of an ms vs not ms decision.
As far as I know it has never been tested.
i can send you some links if you want to read up.
I guess you would be one of those who thinks CCSVI is treatable with chemistry.
hyperbole. and incorrect.
I agree that we can't blame ourselves or our lifestyles for our MS. I don't smoke, drink, am not overweight, my diet is not full of junk food, I don't do illegal drugs (but too many legal ones)
oc, you can have a relatively normal developed country lifestyle and still be low on important nutrients for general health, and low in key nutrients that are known to affect ms. cheer has published on this idea; check it out if you're interested.
i don't think, i *know* that my own lifestyle was *a factor* and i would encourage everyone, ms or otherwise, to get key levels tested, in addition to whichever other care options they choose to pursue.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com