Okay, I just got busted again for alcohol - not by the cops but by my dear doctor in the annual physical. "Once again your B12's are a bit scanty" she accused. Apparently alcohol blows away your B vitamins and I had been dreading her scowl all day. It's really hard to lie your way out of lab results.
So what to do? An internet search for natural ways to pump up the 12's yielded some interesting news. It seems that lots of the hors d'oeuvres rich people have at cocktail parties are loaded with B12's. I don't know if this is merely a coincidence or a strategic move on their part to counteract all the alcohol they consume.
But apparently Liver Pates from mammals or fowl and Caviar from expensive Beluga or inexpensive Lump Fish are all loaded with B12's - yay! During her Thanksgiving visit Miss Helen also reminded me that Champagne is full of antioxidants and if mixed with orange juice (Mimosas) or peach juice (Bellini's) then you have some Vitamin C and Potassium mixed in to boot. Double yay!
So for the immediate future I'm going to copy the diets of the rich to see if the B12's come up. A simple and elegant diet of liver pate, caviar, and Champagne. How could you go wrong? Which of course doesn't exclude other left-over hors d'oeuvres like crab-stuffed celery stalks and salmon on toast - all of which have a special place in my heart and their own nutritional values, right?
We'll see. I suppose I could eliminate alcohol, since that seems to be the main culprit. But that's not really dealing with reality, is it? So I'll give this replacement therapy a try and see what happens.
Thanks for dropping in this evening,