12 year old vegan has the degenerating bones of 80 year old

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12 year old vegan has the degenerating bones of 80 year old

Post  guest .. on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:55 am




March 11, 2013 - A 12 year old girl raised on a strict vegan diet was admitted to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children
in Glasgow, Scotland, suffering from a severe form of rickets. The
girl had already experienced multiple fractures and been diagnosed with a
degenerated spine comparable to that of an unhealthy 80-year-old woman.


Fox News reports the hospital doctors are under pressure to report the
couple to police and social workers. Dr. Faisal Ahmed, a pediatrician
treating the child, declined to discuss specifics, but allowed the
dangers of forcing children to follow a strict vegan diet need to be
publicized.

If raised strictly vegan, the child would almost
certainly have severe deficiencies of Vitamins A and D, both of which
are essential bone nutrients that can only be obtained from animal
products. In all likelihood, she would also be lacking needed calcium,
zinc, B-12 as well as other B vitamins, Vitamin K, the EPA and DHA fatty acids and the sulfur containing amino acids methionine and cysteine.

Although the human body is theoretically capable of converting beta carotene into true Vitamin A, children are not able to do so efficiently if at all. Sunlight could have provided Vitamin D but only if the family lived outdoors in the tropics and not in a northern clime like Scotland.

Sadly, this is not the first time vegans have been accused of child
abuse though it may be the first case involving crippling bone damage.
More typically, vegan babies end up in hospital from malnutrition caused
by the use of soy milk instead of infant formula. Given soy milk
alone, babies end up with severe vitamin, mineral, fatty acid and amino
acid deficiencies, which is why soy formula manufacturers are required
by law to add methionine and other nutrients that are critical for a
baby's growth.

Read more: http://www.disclose.tv/news/12_year_old_vegan_has_the_degenerating_bones_of_80_year_old/91612#ixzz2NNQXMt1b


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Post  gerber on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:10 am

No child should be forced to follow the fanatical beliefs of their parents.
When they are old enough to decide for themselves what path in life they wish to go down should be the time they turn to " vegan " or anything else.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Further proof that vegetarianism is an unnatural diet for humans.

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Post  Tess on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:02 pm

Evening Tea wrote:Further proof that vegetarianism is an unnatural diet for humans.
Don't you know the difference between vegans and vegetarians? Vegetarians drink milk - this wouldn't have happened on a vegetarian diet. Another very telling part of the article is the bit about soya milk. I've mentioned this before - the stuff's f**king poison! That's more than likely what caused the health degeneration. Having said that, I'd never be selfish enough to deprive my child of necesary nutrition, and even if they do disagree with dairy products, the health of the child should come first.

There's a fair bit of bullshit in the article too, about certain vitamins only being in meat - they mentioned vitamin B12; you get as much if not more of that in a teaspoonful of marmite than in a large steak! As for vegetarianism not being healthy, have you looked at gorillas?

p.s How many times have most of you here been to the doctor? The only times I have in more than 40 years is when I've been pregnant and when I've injured myself, or to register a change of address. 'Nuff said.
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:38 pm

@Tess wrote:Don't you know the difference between vegans and vegetarians?
I do but I'm just up.

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Post  Broken Arrow on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:49 pm

@gerber wrote:No child should be forced to follow the fanatical beliefs of their parents.
When they are old enough to decide for themselves what path in life they wish to go down should be the time they turn to " vegan " or anything else.


Are your children Catholics Gerber?

And importantly, were they taught choice in the matter, or was it just assumed?
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Eilzel 2.0 wrote:

Are your children Catholics Gerber?

And importantly, were they taught choice in the matter, or was it just assumed?
Didn't your parents preach to you the values of democracy?

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Post  Broken Arrow on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:08 pm

Evening Tea wrote:
Didn't your parents preach to you the values of democracy?

Haha, very rarely did my mum and dad tell me anything about politics, other than how bad they all were (Major and Blair, the latter who they voted for) and that I should vote 'because people died for that right'.

Not the democracy could ever be seen as fanatical.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:17 pm

children should not be vegans.

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Post  mattiducatti on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:52 pm

There are other sources of vitamins and minerals than meat and fish and fairy.


Also you can get vitamin supplements specially for vegans.






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