Pellagra: Science vs. Nature | Mark Schatzker

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Pellagra is a disease caused by a lack of the vitamin, (B3) niacin. Symptoms include inflamed skin, diarrhea, dementia, and sores in the mouth.

☀️Areas of the skin exposed to sunlight or friction are usually affected first. With time, the skin may become darker, stiffen, peel, or bleed.

There are two main types of pellagra.
1️⃣Primary pellagra is due to a diet that does not contain enough niacin and tryptophan.

2️⃣Secondary pellagra is due to a poor ability to use niacin within the diet. This can occur as a result of alcoholism, long-term diarrhea, and carcinoid syndrome.

❓What resolves the primary issues of low niacin and tryptophan?

❓What resolves the secondary issues of pellagra?
MEAT and reducing alcohol.

🥩Instead of fortifying our foods, we should have stuck to eating more meat.

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