docs aren't trained in nutrition generally. it's not just b12 they're ignoring, unfortunately.
also, 'could be' doesn't mean 'is'.. that's the thing about nutrient deficits. mag deficiency doesn't result in every possible symptom on the list, repeat for pretty much every essential nutrient on the list.
Low serum magnesium concentrations predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21703623
i'd look at omega 3s and magnesium status for the nephews with adhd
Cognitive and psychosocial development in children with familial hypomagnesaemiahttp://www.jle.com/e-docs/00/04/65/40/article.phtml
"Psychiatric symptoms were hyperactivity, irritability, sleep and speech problems and finger sucking. Common psychiatric diagnoses were Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..."
zinc and selenium might be good for the uncles
The effect of micronutrient supplements on male fertilityhttp://journals.lww.com/co-obgyn/Abstra ... le.13.aspx
Male infertility: Decreased levels of selenium, zinc and antioxidantshttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 2X1300206X
my boss was having trouble conceiving for a year and a half and after zinc treatment, she conceived in 6 weeks.
re the metformin you could certainly expect that to deplete b12. re antacid, recall effects on calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. none of these are things to ignore. glad to hear you've been discussing the rest of it as well.
re the other thread, you mean this one? here is some of the most general nutrition info i have compiled at tims:www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html