Vegetarianism – a form of child abuse
All the nutrients that the body needs other than vitamin B-12
can be obtained from vegetable sources if extreme care is
taken. Something most vegetarian and vegan parents
absolutely do not do.
The availability of some of these essential nutrients is
adversely affected by the special characteristics of a
strictly vegetarian diet. Nutrients so affected include:
fat soluble vitamins, particularly vitamin D
The best sources of these are meat, poultry and seafood,
which vegetarians avoid. But not only does the vegan diet
consist of foods which are poorer sources of these nutrients,
it necessarily contains high levels of fibre, phytic acid and
oxalate, all of which are known both to bind with the
nutrients in such a way as to inhibit their absorption in the
gut and also to deplete the body of the minerals it has. The
vegetarian ends up with a negative balance whereby the more
he or she eats, the worse it gets.
This applies both to adults and to children. In the case
of children, however, the situation can be far more serious.
Children brought up by vegetarian parents are usually breast
fed, often for long periods. Where the mother has a good
nutrient-rich diet, this is normally a good thing. But the
nutritional condition of the mother affects the nutrients
passed in breast milk to the infant. If the mother is
deficient in vitamin B-12, for example, this deficiency is
passed onto the breast-fed child with unfortunate
With extreme macrobiotic diets the serious brain damage is
seen in children where it was found that " Vitamin B-12 is
sufficiently low as to have psychological consequences that
also raise legitimate concerns about neurological
Mental development of four- to five-year-old children on
macrobiotic diets (almost devoid of animal foods and fat)
with long-term growth deficits, was studied. In addition food
consumption and behavioural style of the children, and family
and parent characteristics were assessed. Children had only
seventy percent of the energy and forty percent of the
calcium intake of that reported for children on conventional
diets. Thirty three percent of the children studied failed to
finish IQ tests due to an inability to concentrate.
Long standing mild to moderate malnutrition may not affect
mental development if the children grow up in a stimulating
Infants and growing children have relatively small
stomachs but large requirements for energy and the proteins
and other materials with which to grow. As they can only eat
small meals, they, most of all, need a diet high in energy
and rich in nutrients – needs that simply cannot be met
from a vegetable-based diet. When weaned, children of
vegetarian parents receive a diet where their small stomachs
are filled with relatively nutrient-poor foods. This can lead
to grave nutritional disorders such as suppressed growth and
nutritional dwarfing , as well as diseases such as
kwashiorkor, a protein-calorie deficiency disease usually
seen only in severely malnourished African children, vitamin
D deficiency rickets, severe iron deficiency anaemia and
The children of strict vegetarian parents tend to have
lower birth weights which studies have shown increase
ill-health later in life. Smaller babies suffer more heart
disease , obstructive lung diseases and asthma.
Under-nutrition in infancy has also been shown to inhibit
brain growth and to have a dramatically adverse effect on
intellectual development. This last is a disaster as, not
only is it irreversible in those children, studies have shown
that their eventual offspring also suffer lower intelligence
Dr. I.F. Roberts, senior registrar at the Department of Child
Health, St George's Hospital in London, and colleagues
suggest that these vegetarian type fad diets must be regarded
as a form of child abuse.
Examples of this, when vegetarianism is taken the the
extreme, can be seen in recent news articles about the damage
vegans do to thier own children.
Many of these vegetarians and vegans are what are referred
to as "Moral Vegetarians", that is, they do not eat meat
because they believe that it is wrong to animals. By doing
so, they are selfishly putting the interests of animals ahead
of the interests of their own children.
Damage done to children by a strict vegetarian diet will
extend beyond the lifetime of the children affected, but will
also be manifested in the next generation - the grandchildren
of these misguided fools.
Animals are spared and can continue eating one another,
while the children and even the grandchildren of these evil
vegetarians and vegans are damaged irreparably.
Since they care so much for animals, and so little for
their own offspring, they might as well just feed their
children to the lions at the zoo.
Children hate being vegetarians. They are forced into this
sickly state by evil parents who are more concerned with the
well-being of animals and fish than the health of their own
children and even grandchildren. Many vegetarian children
have simply had meat and sometimes even fish removed from
their diets. They don't always eat more vegetables than
non-vegetarian children, but they do eat significantly more
sweets. Very often, these sweets are packaged to appeal to
idiot vegetarian parents who think that granola coated in
chocolate is somehow healthier than a Snickers bar.
When vegetarians bring their children over for dinner, you
can see this for yourself, the way the children are a bit
solemn when the other children happily eat their portion of
meat, but then they hungrily sit and lick their lips and can
hardly wait for the desserts, in which they overindulge and
eat far more cakes and sweets than any of the other
See this for yourself when you dine with vegetarian friends and their stunted, malnourished offspring.
Another confirmation of the dangers of a vegan
diet can be found in an article released by the
Centers of Disease Control on January 31,2003
entitled "Neurologic Impairment in Children
Associated with Maternal Dietary Deficiency of
Cobalamin [Vitamin B-12] --- Georgia, 2001.
Vegetarians and especially vegans
will feed products made from soy to their
It is child abuse to feed a baby
soy formula. A baby fed soy will receive, through the
phytoestrogens, the equivalent of approximately 5 birth
control pills per day! The damage is incalculable..
believe in the benefits of tofu, infant formula and other
food products made from soybeans and soy extract. But their
assumption is now being called into question by Jill
Schneider, associate professor of biological sciences at
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In a study of hamsters completed
under Schneider's direction, it was recently found that a
component of soy beans - isoflavones - significantly
accelerated the onset of puberty in the rodents.
will mess up your hormones!
Soy contains a natural chemical
that mimics estrogen, the female hormone. Some studies in
animals show that this chemical can alter sexual development.
And in fact, 2 glasses of soy milk/day, over the course of
one month, contain enough of the chemical to change the
timing of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Babyfood
Male babies fed soy may never develop an
interest in girls and their sexual and hormonal development
will be radically altered from eating soy based products.