Wednesday, May 23, 2007

All You Vegans--Take Note!

Death by Veganism - New York Times

2 comments:

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 http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/advocacy_933_ENU_HTML.htm)

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: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/preginfchil

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.