Skip to comments.Vegan girl, 12, 'has spine of 80-year-old'
Posted on 06/11/2008 10:38:39 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
A girl of 12 brought up by her parents on a strict vegan diet has been admitted to hospital with a degenerative bone condition said to have left her with the spine of an 80-year-old.
Doctors are under pressure to report the couple, from Glasgow, to police and social workers amid concerns her health and welfare may have been neglected in pursuit of their beliefs.
The youngster, fed on a strict meat- and dairy-free diet from birth, is being treated at the citys Royal Hospital for Sick Children. She is said to have a severe form of rickets and to have suffered a number of fractured bones. The condition is caused by a lack of vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium and is found in liver, oily fish and dairy produce.
Dr Faisal Ahmed, the consultant treating the child, said he believed the dangers of forcing children to follow a strict vegan diet needed to be highlighted. Something like this needs publicity, he said. However, he refused to blame the parents, who are understood to be well-known figures in Glasgows vegan community: We shouldnt name and shame . Mum feels guilty about the whole thing and feels bad about it.
Jonathan Sher, head of policy at Children in Scotland, said: If the consequence of parental behaviour is physical, mental or emotional harm to a child, then the child protection system should become involved. Bill Aitken, justice spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives, added: If the youngster is coming to clinical harm, something must be done.
In 2001, British vegans Hazmik and Garabet Manuelyan, from Staines, were sentenced to three years community rehabilitation after they admitted starving daughter Arenai, 10 months, to death. She had been fed nothing but breast milk, raw fruit, vegetables and nuts.
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I don’t think it has much to do with being a vegan. It is plain child abuse and neglect. This isn’t even a real vegan diet. Just like the kids who are extremely overweight, it is abuse.
isnt that an animal product?
In this case it certainly is.
“The condition is caused by a lack of vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium and is found in liver, oily fish and dairy produce.”
And is also produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight. They missed that part.
“If a person is going to adhere to a diet like this. . . “
They need to do it before they breed.
I always use a line with the Veggies that never fails to irritate, confuse and cause “deer in the headlights” looks.
Goes something like:
So, are you aware that your ancient ancestors fought their way up the food chain, through danger and sure swift death over the centuries so that you could eat sprouts and Tofu? Do you realize that if they had eaten grass and wet beans you would not be here now?
Awww....poor muffin. Someone should rip her spine out and then see how she "feels" about it.
Actually, vegetarians I know are overweight. Too much starch, too little protein.
There must have been something else going on here. My son had Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome as an infant. His diet consisted solely of fruit, veg and breastmilk for the first 14 months of his life. Anything else would cause him to violently throw up til he ran out of stomach bile, followed by hours of lethargy. He was in the 99th growth percentile the whole time.
I have two friends who are vegans. Both are hopelessly overweight. One shattered her ankle stepping off a curb and it took a very long time to heal. The other broke a rib just bumping into a piece of furniture. Again, it took forever to heal. Lack of protein, the main component of bone.
Meanwhile, they lecture everyone and pass out books. Like religious zealots, they seek converts to bolster their point of view, wanting desperately to make themselves right and the rest of the world wrong.
I say don’t shame them, sterilized them!
Vitamin pills are no guarantee that you will get all the missed vitamins you need. In fact many so called vitamin pills are useless, and in fact can be dangerous to your health. You should always try to eat a balanced diet that will provide you with all the vitamins, minerals and protein that you need without “pills” of any kind.
Many vitamin powers/compounds in pill form cannot be absorbed if the natural enzymes provided by fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and dairy which provide them naturally are not present.
Shame is also effective in treating the disease of leftism. For example when leftists cry to seize oil company profits they should be immediately called on their envy so that they experience shame. This is especially effective against leftists because of their innate vanity. Vanity and envy go hand in hand and are related mental processes.
Shame is the most effective antidote for all the 7 deadly sins, of which leftists are walking examples. Prompt doses of shame works and we should use it much more often.
Nonsense. better go and read Genisis again. Look for the sentence "They (Animals) shall be meat for thee"
Thanks for posting that. I don’t know where I read/heard that before, but that was my belief as well.
Confirmed hunter and carnivore here. That said, the first example of meat eating is post-flood with Noah:
“Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.”
Pre-flood, strictly vegitarian.
Key word being “now”
And give them a testicle transplant! Get Hillary’s lockbox over here...
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