A black eye to vegetarianism

@sallypup (29932)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 7, 2016 11:19am CST
I just read an article that stated a woman endangered her kid by making the boy eat a vegetarian diet. I am glad that the article went on to explain more of the truth. The woman fed her kid ONLY nuts and fruit. Of course he developed severe issues. I would develop severe issues if I only ate nuts and fruit, too. I am not currently consuming meat. I am eating deep green vegies like kale and broccoli and white vegies like cauliflower and onions. I also eat canned and not canned beans and once a week or so, figure out how to eat tofu. And yes, fruit each day and nuts like peanut butter- the nut butter something that we make so I know it is good and not full of nasty extras. I also eat my share of grainy noodles and brown rice and barley and home grainy bread. I am glad the kid was taken from the woman and handed over to her ex. I hope that vegetarianism isn't shunned cause of this ill woman. She has some mental issues that need to be addressed. Stat.
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@Daljinder (22181)
• India
7 Oct 16
If vegetarianism endangered lives then where would India be? Balanced diet is the key not vegan, vegetarian or non-vegetarian. In each of them separately, food items need to be balanced according to nutritional requirements of the body according to a certain age, etc.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@Dajinder When we eat at a restaurant we try to find either an Indian place or a Thai cafe. The salt content is pretty high but there are better choices in them.
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@Daljinder (22181)
• India
7 Oct 16
@sallypup Indians like their spices a lot hehe! But yes spice content can be lowered if a person can't eat spicy food. They are adjustable.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@Daljinder My husband eats 4 star spices but not me. Still, I enjoy the food.
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@nanette64 (18193)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Oct 16
Yeah, it's one thing to change a diet, it's quite another to be ignorant about the steps to take to make the change @sallypup . You just don't go from eating crap to just nuts and fruit. The body requires certain elements to remain healthy. She needed to include fish, grains, leafy veggies, rice etc.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
I agree. The American diet in general is horrid. Try finding something half way healthy at Dennys for instance.
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@nanette64 (18193)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Oct 16
@sallypup And they wonder why obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease is up. IF I ever go to a 'fast food' joint, it's Subway. Otherwise, the 2 times per year that I go to a regular restaurant, it is a self serve place and they have plenty of healthy things to choose from.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@nanette64 I hate buying groceries these days. There are mountains of colorful not good for me pseudo foods everywhere.
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@rebelann (43590)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct 16
So he suffered B12 deficiency among other things, right? I am an omnivore as nature intended so I don't generally have deficiency issues of any kind as long as my diet is properly diverse.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@rebelann Its too easy to go the bread and melted cheese route when we need fruits and vegies, too.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
7 Oct 16
@rebelann I'm an omnivore too. The more I eat simple, basic foods - including meat, vegetables, whole grains, a little dairy, eggs, fish, and fruit, the more I slim down. It's the processed food that expands my waistline.
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@rebelann (43590)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct 16
I rarely eat bread but I do like pasta and I love cheese @sallypup I also love chicken, fish and sometimes I like a little beef. I don't eat meat every day, once a week is sufficient.
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@Corbin5 (122551)
• United States
7 Oct 16
I do not feel any kid should be fed a vegetarian diet of any kind. Once an adult, a person can take up the vegetarian lifestyle, if he so chooses. Most parents are not schooled enough on how to develop a vegetarian diet for a child, so it is best to let the child choose at age 18.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@Corbin5 I am quite ashamed at how the average American seems to accept the refined diet as okay- that kids demand mac and cheese and chicken fingers etc or they are deprived. That to me is as bad as just feeding a kid nuts and fruit.
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@Corbin5 (122551)
• United States
7 Oct 16
@sallypup Oh yes, a balanced, healthy diet is the way to go for kids. I do think kids do need the protein from lean meats to grow properly. No way is junk food a proper diet for kids.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@Corbin5 Too often adults find it funny to give a baby some candy to see how they react and it goes from there.
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
8 Oct 16
I don't know if the woman has problems or she's uneducated. Even I who don't eat meat, I know I still have to eat more than just fruit and nuts.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct 16
@polyxena I've been meat free for a couple of months now and cut out cheese. You have any inspiring menus for me?
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
8 Oct 16
@sallypup Nope. I like my cheese. But usually stir-fries and pasta are always good :).
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct 16
@polyxena I love cheese but found I put it and its fat on everything and anything.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
7 Oct 16
Ah, she was one of those really extreme "I will only eat those things the plant gives freely" people. That's way beyond vegetarianism or even veganism. I know there are people who do it, but it's about as stupid as trying to make a cat be vegetarian when you do it to a child.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn We used to know folks who insisted that since they were veg heads then their dog would be a veg head. I'm not sure how the dog fared.
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@Marty1 (37991)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Oct 16
@sallypup Poor dog. My hamster, Marty is vegetarian, but he is SUPPOSED to be that way. He mostly eats seeds and a new mix of dried fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds his aunt/godmother (my sister) bought him two Sunday's ago for his first birthday!
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
8 Oct 16
@sallypup Dogs can survive on a vegetarian diet if it's supplemented right, but cats will go blind and have massive health problems. Reason: Dogs are scavengers and cats are obligate carnivores.
@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Oct 16
Did it say what her reasoning was for giving the poor kid only nuts and fruits? That seems kind of weird to me. I'm not a vegetarian, but I do know that they can maintain healthy lives as long as they eat a balanced diet. But then again, that is true of any type of diet you are on...as long as it is balanced in a way to get all the necessary nutrition you need, there shouldn't be anything wrong with it!
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@moffitt No the article didn't say what her reasoning was. It did say the lady fed herself in a strict way, too. It sounds like she had a few marbles loose.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Oct 16
@sallypup Some people really get hung up on very detailed and specific diets and become convinced that they are the only effective diets out there, and if they follow them closely they will achieve perfect health. Sounds like she probably did have a few loose marbles, but in her mind she could have truly believed she was doing the right thing!
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• United States
7 Oct 16
Now I am glad that I do understand more about foods and the blood type we are so that this type of mistake does not get made. Going vegetarian is noble BUT if your blood type NEEDS lean red meats, at least some of the time, depleting them entirely from your diet for whatever reason could be deadly as you pointed out-- Thanks for the post @sallypup and have a fabulous day
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
You are welcome @enlightenedpsych2. We had tried to eat a good, whole grain, less meat diet and kerblam!! The weight packed on. Plus I admit I love sugar so my own blend of cocoa snuck in way too often. We've laid down the law in the last few months so that weight is going bye bye.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@sallypup good for you and maybe I mentioned this before but trying to eat according to your blood type would be something you could try . . . do you know your blood type ?
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I used to but frankly needles and me do not get along. At all.
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Oct 16
You are doing well with that diet. My daughter is a vegetarian, bordering on vegan, and eats too much cheese I am certain, though it does have a lot of protein. Besides the beans, what protein do you get?
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
Thinking......@JamesHxstatic Broccoli has a little protein in it! Tofu, soy milk that my hubby makes, fake veggie pattys, fake veggie sausage and a fake meat loaf that goes into lunch sandwiches nicely. Peanut butter and other nut butters. We could eat cheese but choose not to at this point due to my addiction to it and its high fat content. We also eat eggs once or twice a week cause we have chickens. I put an egg into the bread batter. Good question. Thanks.
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Oct 16
@sallypup I am always hoping that my daughter gets enough protein.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct 16
@JamesHxstatic So what does your daughter eat?
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@Marty1 (37991)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Oct 16
@sallpup Yes, i heard it on the news. That might have taken place somewhere near me as it was on the local news all day on the radio. The kid almost got blood poisoning from such a bad rash. I agree this woman has many issues ., Glad her ex-came to see the kids and reported it I am glad you made the decision not to eat meat. and it was your decision not a person with issues like this woman. I am planning o going vegetarian when i get done with a lot of meat my sister bought me. I plan to go vegetarian in the new year! As for me I REALLY want to do it badly!
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
you can do it, IF you do it right and be sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. I have read of people who did that to their DOGS, sorry, dogs need meat. Was glad when the dogs were taken away, that one lady almost killed the poor thing. Anyways, even with kids, it can be done, IF it's done right. that was deff not right
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt My system is sensitive to all chemicals. I'm now taking B 12 twice a day.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
@sallypup I should be taking D, but I cant find the bottle. Sigh, so much lost in the move. like my hats, my doilies, all my collected post cards
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt You have your life. I'm glad for that.
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
8 Oct 16
I've heard of someone a long time ago hurting himself from carrot juice because that is all he drank and nothing else. What is wrong with people that they don't understand what a balanced diet is. Not to make lite of a serious subject I first read this one as "making the boy eat a vegetarian" and thought that was even stranger.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct 16
@bluedoll Thanks for the laugh out loud. I wonder if the person drinking only carrot juice turned orange?? All that sweetness in those carrots could turn him or her into a diabetic.
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
8 Oct 16
Your welcome @sallypup I'm not sure but I think it had something to do with alpha-carotene but not sure, carrots act as antioxidants that help you and are healthy. But in extremely high amounts without anything else.. who does this. It is like a water diet. Have you heard of that one?
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct 16
@Bluedoll No but it makes me laugh. The folks in Flint aren't laughing, though.
@paigea (22675)
• Canada
9 Oct 16
That poor child. Luckily it was found out! My diet could be healthier. I eat a lot of healthy food. And then I eat more healthy food and then I can still fit in some less healthy food.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct 16
@paigea I have to admit that Canada has been our pig out place, Those pasties!!
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
9 Oct 16
@sallypup Now. What are pasties?
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct 16
@paigea Excuse me. You are a Canadian and you don't know about pasties? Wow. They're meat pies- kind of like a pot pie but smaller and could be held in your hand. The crust is fatty scrumptious.
• United States
10 Oct 16
there's many misconceptions 'n regards to the vegan diet. sadly this youngster 'twas subjected to this gal who'd nary a clue. one can eat a well-balanced diet without the need fer critter products.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx We're busy losing weight and not eating mostly critter products- eggs yes cause we have chickens.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
@sallypup so ya eatin' mostly vegan 'tis not somethin' ya plan'n keepin' 'p with, hon? i wish y'all the best 'f luck with yer weight loss :) i'd sure love me some home grown eggs! sadly the hubs doesn't think that chickens 'n bird pups're a good combo to've 'n the place :(
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx One day at a time and sometimes one second at a time. I do not really miss meat that much though I do have a deep love of decent bacon. The pups have learned to not mess with the chickens or turkey. They are good about eggs, too- I put eggs on the deck while I go off and do other things and the dogs know to leave them be. I just need to get my weight down and this vegetarian diet is doing that. Plus my hubby's gut issues have settled down since we started this. Yee haw on that!!!! We take a digestive enzyme every day.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
9 Oct 16
I think some people jump into being vegetarian without understanding nutrition and while an adult can survive a poor diet, it is important that a growing child have enough protein and nutrients. I don't think one is better than another when it come to pro or con of vegetarianism, I think you can eat healthy with any diet if you are careful. It slike everyone getting on the gluten free trend and then eating all those fattening non-gluten products.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct 16
@BelleStarr I wonder what the next fad will be? Some folks continue to hug the Atkins diet.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
9 Oct 16
@sallypup I did follow it for many years but anything gets old after a while. I never ate lots of red meat while I was on it but at the same time I was never hungry lol
@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Oct 16
Hmmm, this reminds me of one of my daughters-in-law who is feeding her kids with junk foods like chips . . and noodles. She is not feeding them with vegetables and fish. And said daughter-in-law and her parents eat porks daily. All of them in the family are overweight.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Oct 16
@antonbunot How truly sad. One of these days those folks will get quite ill and wonder why??
@mom210 (6853)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Oct 16
I hope that they will give the lady some good classes in nutrition. If she did this badly with his diet perhaps she is not doing so well with her own and may be as risk as well. It takes a little work and knowledge on any diet to get the right amount in ones body. Everything in moderation and a wide variety.
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@sallypup (29932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct 16
@mom210 I agree. And eat colorful food- the more color the better. Green leafy vegies, red and yellow fruits, brown rice, yellow and red beans. Color is good for the body!
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
9 Oct 16
Oh boy..who would keep their child only on the basis of nuts and fruits? No wonder she wasn't mentally stable..
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@JudyEv (141352)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Oct 16
I'm glad the child was taken from her. I hope no permanent damage has been done to his development. Vegetarianism is all right if all food groups are probably considered.
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@LoriAMoore (4668)
• United States
8 Oct 16
Yes, she could ruin the image of the whole thing through her ridiculousness.