Building Poor Bones: The Sad Case of a 12 Year Old Vegan Girl in ScotlandMar 08, 2013
Today’s blog concerns the extreme danger of vegan nutrition to babies and children and the sad fact that a 12 year old vegan girl from Scotland was hospitalized with the degenerating bones of an unhealthy 80 year old woman. I’m guest blogging about this with Sarah Pope today over at The Healthy Home Economist.
Tragically, this is not the first time vegans have let their ideology overrule common sense when it comes to nutrition for babies and children. Most cases have involved the hospitalization and death of babies from malnutrition caused by the use of soy milk instead of formula and a a few cases have involved the inadequate supply and quality of the malnourished vegan mother’s breast milk. And now we have the case of a 12 year old who has already experienced multiple fractures and been diagnosed with a severe form of rickets. With a diagnosis like that, her prognosis can only be grim.
FOX news covered this story a couple years back, but it was not widely circulated and there’s been no follow through. For a full discussion, go to The Healthy Home Economist