Skip to comments.Children wearing sunscreen, religious garments at the root of vitamin D deficiency, rise in rickets
Posted on 10/29/2013 10:49:55 AM PDT by rickmichaels
Most people associate rickets with Victorian urchins. Over the past half a century, the disease was virtually wiped out. But, because of a series of social and cultural shifts, it is making a comeback, with a five-fold rise in cases in the past 15 years in the U.K.
Last week, the chief medical officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, said every child should be given vitamins in order to tackle rickets. The idea was welcomed by the medical establishment, which perhaps thought that it had seen the last of the characteristic bowing legs associated with the condition, as the bones buckle under the weight of the upper body.
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Religious clothes? Maybe it’s first cousin marriage that’s giving these kids rickets.
A product of the “milk and sunshine will kill you” propaganda of the last couple of decades.
Everybody should've known, in spite of the propaganda, that the body needs real Vitamin D from sunshine to activate calcium and keep bones from deteriorating.
The other situation is those who popped Lipotor for years. It can cause terrible problems with muscles and joints.
I'm one of the minority of people who suspects that the medical and pharmaceutical guidance we get causes more harm than good.
Or broccoli or potatoes or egg yolks or spinach or kale or soy beans? The list goes on. The popularity of highly processed, convenience foods have contributed far more than stinking sunscreen.
It's all about what goes in here;
Parents, particularly young parents force their kids to wear wide-brimmed hats and then plaster the kid with SPF-50 from head to toe whenever they even set their little toe out the door.
Sunshine is good and completely healthy! Yes, everything in moderation, but I am always amazed at the sheer number of people who read something somewhere and they hold to it as gospel truth and NEVER deviate from it. They simply believe it. Never questions it, and heaven forbid, they NEVER use their God-given common sense. The brain just gets switched off — permenantly.
For my whole life I though they added Vitamin D to milk. All they do is expose to milk to UV and the UV converts the cholesterol to Vitamin D.
Immigrants had nothing to do with this one?
I don’t know anyone who puts on sunscreen just to go outside
The article dances around it but the core of the problem is dark-skinned people whose skin doesn't absorb enough sunlight in the gloomy Northern clime to which they have moved and Muslims, who make their women cover up, thus not getting enough sun.
Oh, and helicopter parents who needlessly slather their kids with sunblock whenever they go outdoors. In the Mediterranean, sure, but in Britain that maybe gets 60 days of sun a year?
You haven’t been around places that have gaggles of kids, such as preschools or day cares. These kids aree hermetically sealed from the sun whenever they go out. And that’s the way the parents want it.
I do. After watching both of my parents and most of my extended family endure countless surgeries for skin cancer and a cousin who died from skin cancer, I use sunscreen every day before going outside. It is simply part of my daily routine.
There is not a square inch of my mother's face that hasn't been affected by surgical excisions and skin grafts. No thanks.
Nobody seems to care around here
The kids spend all day inside playing XBox, the parents are happy when the kids finally get up and go outside. lol
While I can see the darker folks moving north having an impact, I wonder how much the maunder minimum impacted the occurrence of rickets in victorian/pre-victorian England?
Maybe the burka is the reason women in Saudi Arabia are thought not smart enough to be able to drive by the religious rulers there. Not enough vitamin D.
The vague “religious garments” brings various silly pictures to my mind....wish I could photoshop.
Got SUNSHINE ?
The root cause is the FEAR fomented by the gov’t and “health professionals” about UV rays and skin cancer.
It is a travesty and a disgrace.
When I was a kid in the 60’s and 70’s sunscreen as for the beach. Playing outside was never a sunscreen time. I rarely see kids outside anymore. We were always outside as kids.
You’re exactly right! Do you know how many strange looks I get when I say that I make homemade chicken nuggets with breading from bread that I bake? The usual midmorning snack here is cashews, not chips or cookies. My kids love plain sweet potatoes. If people cooked this wouldn’t be an issue.
“I rarely see kids outside anymore. We were always outside as kids.”
I get visits from law enforcement when my kids are outside. “A concerned neighbor called,” the nice deputy will say, and then he will admit that he played outside as a kid, too.
We used to be pushed out of the front door for “Making the place untidy”...Raus! LOL.
Cod Liver Oil is FTW if you need Vitamins A and D.
There used to be kids all over when I was a kid. We moved back here when we had kids and ours were the only ones for miles. It’s not that kids hid behind tv screens but that there simply weren’t any kids.
Don’t forget the low salt diets.
If you value your heart health you’ll avoid them.
Then there’s saturated fats. The body needs saturated fats. Another one....cane sugar. Granulated cane sugar in moderation is fine.
My mother cleaned a lot, too.
One man’s opinion makes for an excellent anecdote. In particular, he describes basal and squamous cell skin cancers as “relatively harmless.” All things being relative, squamous cell carcinoma from excessive sun exposure can, in fact, kill.