The B-12 Issue for Raw Vegans
from Steven Gibb, former Program Director, Creative Health Institute
The reason that we don't assimilate B-12 in the gut is because, when we're inoculated, our intrinsic factor in our gut breaks down. Those are the cells in the stomach that absorb nutrients from the food.
The way to correct that is to eat lightly fermented foods for one year. So... it's either Rejuvelac and/or lightly fermented cabbage.
The second thing that we've discovered is that the dark leafy greens we thought had B-Complexes in them, especially the B-12s, we've now found that they're B-12 Analogs, and B-12 Analogs interfere with the B-12 in our body, which is stored in the liver and other organs. B-12 Analogs attach to the receptor sites, not allowing the B-12 to get into our system. Again, fermented foods (a spoonful or so with every meal) fix this and get the gut going again.
So anyone who's been inoculated doesn't assimilate B-12, and this isn't just vegetarians.
Read more about this at http://chidiet.com/news/B12.htm.