Wednesday, May 23, 2007

All You Vegans--Take Note!

Death by Veganism - New York Times


Jeff said...

The author of the article really claimed some extreme things here.

First, vegan diets are okay for infants. The leading dietetic associations of the U.S. and Canada: "Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence." (from

The protein myth she claims is also debunked at the link above.

But I think her premise that a vegan diet is responsible for the death of the child is wrong. The child died because it starved to death.

More info about appropriate vegan diets can be found here:

Anonymous said...

Jeff is right.

Just because it was in the NYT, I still don't believe everything I read -- especially "studies say..." since somewhere there's a study that will support whatever you want to support.

And why the scare tactic instead of an educational approach?

Like all diets, it comes down to smart choices about nutrition.