Absense of gastric intrinsic factor due to Hasimotos - can foods help?
My mum suffers from Pernicious Anemia (which is an inability to absorb vit b12). It caused by an absense of a glycoprotein in the stomach called gastric intrinsic factor. (the destruction / inability to create gastric intrinsic factor is a side effect of Hashimotos, which she has).
I've been trying to research if there are any foods which can help the body generate gastric intrinsic factor, but havent found anything yet. Does anyone know of anything? I've already gotten her to change her diet a bit - she's given up bread, and I'm making her increase her fruit intake (basically a thyroid supporting diet).
Anything people know would be really appreciated!