Veganism is all the rage in Hollywood and among the new age crowd. They think they are saving animals by cutting out all meat and dairy from their diets, but in reality, they are killing themselves in the process. Take this 12 year old girl, for example, whose parents put her on a strict Vegan diet. She now has severe rickets and the spine of an 80 year old. This is irresponsible parenting at its worst:
A 12-YEAR-OLD girl in Scotland 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 woman.
Doctors are under pressure to report the couple to police and social workers amid concerns that her health and welfare may have been neglected in pursuit of their dietary beliefs.
The girl, who has been fed on a strict meat and dairy-free diet from birth, 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. Decalcification leads to the bones becoming brittle and can cause curvature of the spine.
Dr Faisal Ahmed, the consultant paediatrician treating the child at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, declined to discuss the specific case. He said, however, that he believed the dangers of forcing children to follow a strict vegan diet needed to be highlighted.
One leading nutritionist, who asked not to be named, said: “In most instances, the parents who are imposing this very restrictive and potentially hazardous diet are not themselves brought up as vegans. They are imposing on their children something . . . which we do not know enough about to know it is safe.”
These parents are idiots. I don't think this little girl can recover from this. Sickening. I hope this little girl is saved from the ignorance of her parents.
Human beings are omnivores, meaning we eat both plants and animals. That's what our bodies require because that's how we evolved; it's what our various systems need to function. Trying deny what our bodies need because we don't like it, and forcing our bodies to adapt to a diet of our own choosing is ignorant beyond belief.