Test Results & Update On My Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Ep342

A year ago I was diagnosed with a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Today I share my recent test results!!!

Test Results & Update On My Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Ep342

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27 thoughts on “Test Results & Update On My Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Ep342

  1. I know this might sound strange, but you might try researching royal jelly for b-12. Matt Monarch talked about how there is b-12 in royal jelly!;) Blessings, Elaina Skyewing

  2. Hi Natasha! Glad to see you back and doing well. Hopefully you can keep your videos coming more frequently πŸ™‚

  3. I’m really glad that you’re feeling better! Reaching optimum health is a personal journey. I’m just confused because in your videos when you were “Raw Vegan” you claimed to be feeling on top of the world! When did you start feeling your deficiency symptoms? What is different now? I mean no disrespect in asking this question.

  4. Glad you are feeling better Natasha! Nice to see you in a video again also, you look great. I bet eating animal products after so long must have been odd for you? In the end I believe you made the right choice rather than taking the injections. Good for you for not being closed minded about it, I think that’s the point of all this. To expand your mind and body.

    I am going to Osteopathic College right now in Vancouver and I learnt an interesting fact the other day about B12 that I would like to share. Alcohol drains your body of B12. So those of us that are not consuming animal products should be cautious about our consumption of alcohol.

    Just thought I would share.

    Good to see you doing well again Natasha!
    Marco (From Montreal)

  5. You should also continue with the Raw Radiant Health website because you are still radiant! It’s great to hear you were able to increase your body’s b12 absorption through food and I look forward to hearing more specifics. Lastly, I’m so excited for you to be studying Indonesian. It is a very interesting language, and through learning it you’ll learn so much about the beautiful culture in which you’ve nestled your new life. Bahasa Indonesia adalah bahasa indah sekali. Perhaps the next step will be to study Balinese! Best to you, and thanks for continuing to share your journey and teachings with us.

  6. Hi Natasha, you look better than you ever had. You’re obviously making the right decisions for your health. If you have to take injections to maintain a particular dietary regime you know it has to be way off. Please, please, please keep this website. I am going through all of your past videos and taking notes. If you close this site please archive all of your past videos. It’s OK that you’ve modified your approach now, those videos are still a wealth of vital information.

    Great to have you back, we all understand “busy” though. Looking forward to seeing more of you when you have a chance.

  7. Natasha, I have to disagree with you….

    Im a QUALIFIED NUTRITIONIST and have been a raw vegan for much longer…
    and I dont have a b12 deficiency…..

    It might be your own personal ABSORPTION rate of the vitamin…
    and its not good to extrapolate to the rest of the population.

    so please be careful when giving out advice like this, because its simply untrue…

    it may be good to do a degree level in science/biochemistry and Nutrition because you are wrong, there are b12 sources in foods and not just analogs as you say..

    thank you for listening!

  8. Im a little confused……raw vegan to now eating animal products? mmmmm
    and you never mentioned about your symptoms before…
    how much alcohol do you consume?
    you also used to binge eat which can also block absorption of important minerals.

    I have to agree with the Nutritionist above!

  9. Good for you, Natasha!

    Marco, I didn’t know that about alcohol and B12….thanks.’

    Can anyone share how they get their B12 tested? At a regular family doctor? Is it a simple blood test? Obviously I know I’d have to ask my specific doctor, but my insurance is pretty disappointing and for some reason I suspected this test wasn’t “standard” and might be a pain to try to get. Just curious if anyone can share their experiences with me. I’ve been vegetarian for two decades and vegan for about 8 years…I’ve felt fabulous the whole time, and have sporadically taken liquid B12 supplements. I just hope I’m the type of person who can absorb the supplements!

  10. Hi Natasha,

    I just saw your video about your B12 and I am very happy for you. There is a free B12 webinar on “Juicefeasting.com” by David Rainoshek and there are B12 patches for sale at “rawfoodworld.com”

  11. Hi Natasha,
    Thank you for your blog/video diary.
    I have been reading all these wonderful comments here.
    And I too have been raw vegan without the need for b12 supplements but I have friends who drink copious amounts of alcohol and there levels have been affected. Alcohol can reduce the absorption of a lot of good vits and mins in the body, so ive read. Also I take both sides of the debate on these comments in that, I think people must make their own choices in life and do what they feel is best for them. Yes the patches for B12 do work. And I know that binge eating is also a factor in malabsorption of certain vitamins also as the stomach and bowel get blocked with foods to digest and there is no proper absorption. I do agree with the nutritionist above and Beth in these statements. I actually went to study biochemistry with nutrition also and found it highly beneficial in understanding the nature of food absorption and helped me understand what was going on in my body.

    Great to see you back and keep us posted on your B12 improvement!

    love Debs πŸ™‚

    Drinking too much alcohol can affect vitamin B12 absorption, causing a number of potential health problems. Even though the body can store vitamin B12 in the liver for years, it can take quite a long time for deficiency to occur. However, the Do It Now Foundation, a nonprofit public information service, underscores that alcohol can eventually deplete the body of its stores of essential nutrients, particularly vitamin B12. Deficiencies of B12 and other B vitamins can cause damage to the heart, liver and nervous tissue.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/125621-alcohols-effects-b12-absorption/#ixzz1e8r8B9hM

  12. Hi Natascha,
    I thank God that you are back! You have been an inspiration and a role model for me.
    I just want to say to all who are responding to this blog “thanks for the information”. Perhaps Natascha’s situation is different than ours… How many of you actually had open heart surgery as a child? Each body is different. Let’s all continue to support our lovely, beautiful rawradiant health friend and continue on our research and quest towards health.
    I love you all and wish you all peace for you and your families.
    With love,

  13. Yes I agree, all of our personal circumstances are different. Lets support each others BEING’NESS. I love all the comments here and Natasha, let me say that even with all the qualifications in the world, you continue to inspire ME, on a huge level, because you have the heart to help others, isnt that really first and foremost what really counts? Good for you and to all of you in blog land.
    love love love
    Sarah :))))

  14. Hi Natasha,
    While I disagree with the source of your B12 elevations (probably the injections, not the meat). I do appreciate your honesty and sharing. It’s certainly your choice to eat a meat but I’m also wondering how you feel about continuing to name the site “raw radiant health”. Seems misleading to me.

  15. Hi Natasha… would you be open to cutting out animal products again & trying to maintain your b12 levels with shots alone? This seems far more healthy & sensible considering all of the well documented health problems associated with eating animal foods, not to mention the environmental & ethical perspectives. Besides, many meat/dairy eaters suffer from severe b12 deficiency… I don’t understand why you have started eating them again.

  16. Hey, first let me say,you are adorable!I was looking up a way to make cheese with almonds(I’m on a candida cleanse)and found your U-tube video.I hope to make a version of pizza one day! Thanks for the raw food inspirations.I eat animal products, but try to be wise about where I get them from(father in law is a fisherman and hunter, and we had hobby farm growing up).I also love raw food and vegan recipes.I think it’s great that you’re open to getting nutrients the way you feel is best for you.I believe in enjoying life and if it means eating and egg (hey those can be eaten raw)or fish(can be raw too),here and there so be it! πŸ™‚

  17. Can you absorb vitamin B12 from fermented spirlina? I have ehard fermenting it makes it able to be absorbed somehow. I use the Body Ecology Vitality Supergreen & Potent Proteins, which has it in it. I’ve never been tested but I’m not vegetarian either.

  18. I am new to this whole raw vegan world, but I am glad to hear this honesty. I have heard about B12 deficiency on a raw vegan diet and it has concerned me. I do use some animal products as well- it seems to me we were designed as omnivores- not just herbivores or carnivores. I will be curious to hear how you have made adjustments. It seems to me that cooking would be necessary for animal products, except maybe for some fish.
    Thanks again for your honesty!! =o)

  19. Hi Natasha- so glad you are feeling so great and having such a fun life,. Look forward to your new website.

  20. Hi Natasha,

    Congratulations on your new website! I’ve been following you for a while now and love your videos (particularly your natural beauty routines). I look forward to more videos about which animals foods and why. I’ve been tinkering with veganism for some time myself, so I wonder about my B12 too. Can you let us know where you get your B12 testing done? I’m also curious about Vitamin D testing..but I doubt you have to worry about that in Bali. πŸ™‚


  21. Why is so important to be raw vegan?Why not to eat milk,eggs etc.?You not kill an animall for this.Royal gelly is milk but is expansive.Why not milk products and eggs?All can be raw if you want vitamine and enzime.Even the fish can be cooked to 40 celsius for 4 hours with soy souce,garlic,vegeta,etc.You believe all raw vegans that will enter in nirvana in this way that is perfect only to not kill animals and make sufference in this world?No,it is not enough.You kill plants.So,where is the difference?.No one.you must to be not eat nothing and live without nothing and this is not enough,because you can kill with your weight.So,you must to enter in another dimension of vibration,to levitate,to leave in ecstasy,to not have something for you personall,to be free from everything from this world and from another world in this vibration or in others vibrations.Who is really free ?.

  22. Your change in eating habits have confused me. I was a believer in raw food and I have been preaching in the power of eating whole foods. Your previous videos have enspired me to go raw food. Books like the China Study and movies like Forks over Knives which are produced by doctors and scientific evidence that prove that a whole food diet is the way to go. People with B12 deficiecies are meat and egg eating also. By your previous videos I thought you were feeling fantastic eating no meat, eggs, dairy. Now you feel great eating meat, eggs. Is being whole foods not a good thing to do? Should we all include meat, eggs in our diet? Maybe what I have learned is do not believe anyone? Our society including big pharma, meat board, dairy board, egg board must be right and all that go against them are wrong.

  23. Hi Natasha, thanks for being candid and frank. Injections are a big no-no for me too. I’d rather get my B12 from somewhere else. Congratulations, that your body is absorbing it. That’s very good!

  24. thank you for your honesty and sharing. Yes please share your vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms, and recommendations. It has been said that we all should take daily supplement but we should also consider testing for it as well. Thats what fascinated me about your story because you now can continue to bring balance to many just like you through your experience. Its not that meats are best but that we need to make individualized and a more balanced choices that are also supervised by our physicians. Thank you so much for sharing. Registered professional nurse.

  25. Hi Natasha!

    You were my first introduction to the raw food world. This way of eating attracted me as I have always been a purist in my eating habits, so this made a lot of sense for me.
    I was just wondering if you were taking any blood tests for your B12 levels before this crossroads?
    If so, did it not pick up the deficiency?
    AlΓ© Forward

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