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will be screened one night only on
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:30 PM—9:00 PM
Partridge Creek MJR Movie Theater
(Hall Road/Garfield-Romeo Plank)
Each ticket $12.00
You have to purchase your tickets on Tugg.com
Tickets are NOT sold at the door.
Deadline to buy tickets: November 24, 2015
To reserve/purchase tickets:
Go to Facebook, “Sally Pacholok the movie,” or plug this link into your computer:
It takes you to the area to purchase tickets.
Go to cities & select: Clinton Township, MI December 2.
Sally will be giving a 120 minute lecture at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The following is from the conference website http://www.b12deficiency.info/conference:
About the conference
This conference is for healthcare professionals and educators from all disciplines. It has been arranged by Tracey Witty of www.b12deficiency.info to promote greater awareness and understanding of B12 and Thyroid disease.
The conference also seeks to highlight the associations between these two commonly encountered health conditions and explain how nutrigenomics (an exciting new field of study emerging from the research into genetics, methylation and nutrition) may be employed to treat patients according to individual need.
The four speakers are highly knowledgeable, experienced and engaging. They will discuss the multi-systemic and polyglandular nature of the conditions, diagnosis & misdiagnosis, personalised treatment options and appropriate data sources.
The conference offers guaranteed clinical relevance and interest for professionals from a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Time/cost saving treatment approaches will also be discussed.
Q&A time with the speakers is scheduled.
The conference is competitively priced to include lunch, free on-site parking and a post conference webinar. ‘Early bird’ booking is advisable.
- Sally Pacholok RN BSN – The effect of B12 deficiency on all body systems. Symptoms, causes, those at risk and common misdiagnoses.
- Lorraine Cleaver Expert Patient – Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease from a patient’s perspective.
- Umahro Cadogan Adjunct Professor of Nutrition – Genetic polymorphisms and the role of B12 and folate in methylation.
- Dr. Malcolm Kendrick MbChB, MRCGP GP – Doctoring data – how data are manipulated to present information in wildly inaccurate ways.
In 2014, film producer Elissa Leonard wrote and directed the movie Sally Pacholok, which is based on Pacholok’s life-long battle to raise awareness about B12 deficiency and the consequences of its misdiagnosis. The drama is fast-paced and cleverly written. The audience is entertained, yet learns what happens when B12 deficiency strikes. Pacholok is an attractive whistle-blower who goes up against a wealthy heath care system and saves lives behind closed doors. The movie explains what forced her to write “Could It Be B12?” Passionate, romantic, and suspenseful, this film shows the power of one woman who changes the standard of care–but nothing is as easy as it looks. Pacholok may be the Florence Nightingale of the 21st century.
The movie is scheduled to premier at 7:20pm on February 28, 2015, at the DC Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC at the Naval Heritage Center’s Burke Theater (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). This showing has sold out as of February 11. A second showing has been added on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am.
Here is the link to the movie trailer: http://vimeo.com/user8814977/
A feisty nurse takes on the medical establishment
When nurse Sally Pacholok learns that her recent bouts of dizziness and fatigue are the result of a B-12 deficiency, she tries unsuccessfully to educate doctors at her hospital about this debilitating, often fatal condition, which mimics multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, and a host of better-known diseases. As she watches misdiagnosed patients wasting away and dying, she decides to write a book.
Based on a true story.
|Studio||PCAFilm, EL Productions|
|Starring||Annet Mahendru, Andrew Ballard, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Richard Pilcher, Michael Gabel, Mark Ziv, Bethany Hoffman|
|Directed By||Elissa Leonard|
|Written By||Elissa Leonard and Patrick Prentice|
|Produced By||Elissa Leonard|
On November 18, 2009, film and television producer Elissa Leonard approached us regarding producing a documentary on vitamin B12 deficiency. Elissa became interested in B12 deficiency after reading the first edition of our book, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses, and learned one of her own family members was afflicted. Elissa has joined us and is passionate about educating the U.S. about this unrecognized disorder. Her goal is to uncover whatever truths she can find: “Is there an epidemic of misdiagnosis? Do doctors know what to look for and are they looking for it? What is the state of our scientific knowledge? Has the federal fortification of foods with folic acid caused harm and to whom?” she says, “This would be the definitive B12 movie.”
Elissa began her interviews in 2010, and we were interviewed in late September. Her documentary was completed in late 2011 and is now available to view on our website on this page (see B12 Documentary by Elissa Leonard) and on the B12 Documentary page. Elissa has spent years producing and writing a health/science/technology documentary series for PBS called Innovation. She has won two Emmys for her work on Innovation. Elissa was also the Head of Story Development for Explorer, a series on National Geographic Television. She has the contacts and credibility with the right people to get this film aired. We are hopeful this documentary will create even more B12 deficiency awareness so lives can be spared as well as save billions of health care dollars. Please post your comments and reactions to the film below. We are hopeful Elissa will be able to get her film viewed by 60 minutes, Dateline, PBS or any other responsible and informative news program.
Please tweet about this informative documentary and spread the word. We need public assistance to spread awareness to this mismanaged medical disorder. We are trying to get a bill to declare September as “B12 Awareness Month,” to protect the lives of millions and save billions of dollars for the nation’s taxpayers. Help us, help you!
Dr. Paul Thomas hosts a YouTube channel called Pediatric Advice (paulthomasmd). He recently posted an excellent video about a case of vitamin B12 deficiency in a 9 month old baby. It’s 5 minutes in length and well worth taking the time to watch.
Sally was interviewed by Kim Bullock on Brown Suga Radio on October 25, 2011. The 45 minute interview can be seen on Kim’s blog http://brownsugaradio.com.
Brown Suga Radio is designed to uplift and embrace the African American Community with Love, Laughter and Inspiration. Kim’s passion and motivation is to celebrate Urban Culture by promoting music, arts, books, movies, health, beauty, fashion, spirituality, lifestyles and relationships. Inaddition, she provides highly requested interviews from various Entertainers and Entrepreneurs.
The link to Sally’s interview is below:
Sally was interviewed by Dr. Jill Tieman on January 9, 2012 for her blog, Real Food Forager http://realfoodforager.com.
Dr. Tieman describes the creation of her blog: “As a Clinical Nutritionist/Chiropractor with a specialty in SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), I found myself giving Weston Price Foundation, SCD or GAPS style advice again and again. It became clear to me that I needed a way to get this dietary information to people in a usable, concise, outline without having to repeat myself again and again. I realized that if I used the format of a blog, it could reach a lot of people and also allow us to have a dialog. Importantly, I could refer people to this blog for the details they would need to be successful on these various diets. As a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader, it is also my goal to reach as many people as possible through this blog in order to help them achieve vibrant health in our modern world.” Her main purpose “…is to give general information to individuals with the perspective of traditional ways of eating and preparing food.”
Follow the link below to read the interview with Sally:
Sally was interviewed by Kim Greenhouse for her website It’s Rainmaking Time! http://itsrainmakingtime.com/ The 84 minute podcast was posted August 12, 2011. Sally and Kim discuss, in depth, vitamin B12 deficiency and her book Could It Be B12?
Kim Greenhouse created It’s Rainmaking Time! “…as a broadcast vehicle for introducing new and ancient knowledge, solutions, discoveries, and compelling stories.” She describes her website as follows: “It’s Rainmaking Time! is about bringing people together and providing a space for the expansion of consciousness. The show is meant to highlight the exciting realms of exploration, discovery, new and ancient knowledge, and to empower inquiry, adventure, and investment in totally new areas of focus. Our guests span a broad variety of professions, often with totally different backgrounds, frames of reference, knowledge, information, experience, and expertise. They are often front-runners in their fields, both known and unknown, who wish to elevate understanding of something that is beneficial to the public.”
Click on the link below to listen to the interview with Sally:
The second edition of Could It Be B12? (winner of the 2011 Indie Excellence Award in the General Health category) is now available. It has been more than half a decade since the original version was published and the response from the public has been overwhelming. We’ve touched more lives than we ever expected. The second edition includes the latest research, new case studies from the literature and our practices, and updates the newest tests and treatment protocols. It also includes a forward written by Joseph Chandy, MD, a general practitioner from the UK and recipient of the 2010 Glory of India award, as well as two new chapters: A pediatric chapter for all pediatricians, specialists and parents, and a cost-effectiveness chapter revealing how billions of health care dollars are being wasted on undiagnosed B12 deficiency. This chapter demonstrates how early diagnosis and treatment is critical in the era of spiraling health care costs. It also shows not only how insurance companies and the government will save billions of dollars, but how much money consumers will save.
On November 18, 2009, film and television producer Elissa Leonard approached us regarding producing a documentary on vitamin B12 deficiency through our B12 Awareness website. Elissa became interested in vitamin B12 deficiency after learning one of her own family members was afflicted, and then read our first edition of Could It Be B12? She contacted us in November 2009, and is passionate about educating the U.S. about this unrecognized disorder. Her goal is to uncover whatever truths she can find: “Is there an epidemic of misdiagnosis? Do doctors know what to look for and are they looking for it? What is the state of our scientific knowledge? Has the federal fortification of foods with folic acid caused harm and to whom?” She says, “This would be the definitive B12 movie.” Elissa began her interviews in 2010, and we were interviewed on September 24, 2010. Her film is scheduled to be released sometime in the spring of 2011. Elissa has spent years producing and writing a health/science/technology documentary series for PBS called Innovation. She has won two Emmys for her work on Innovation. She was also the Head of Story Development for Explorer, a series on National Geographic Television. She has the contacts and credibility with the right people to get this film aired. We are hopeful this film will create even more awareness and interest about B12 deficiency so more people can be helped. We will keep you posted on our website when and where her documentary will be released.
In the United Kingdom, Kimberley Epton is producing an hour-long documentary on vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia as well. She began filming interviews in the summer of 2010, throughout the United Kingdom. The documentary includes the stories of many patients as well as interviews with medical specialists regarding this epidemic. We were invited to be interviewed for this documentary, and in mid-December, Jeff and I traveled to London where we were interviewed on December 17, 2010. The B12 documentary is scheduled to premiere in mid to late March 2011, in London. The Pernicious Anaemia Society of the UK hopes to distribute the completed documentary to any interested television stations. Following this, the film will also be available either on DVD or the internet.