A Sunday afternoon Quick Hit
Mothers-to-be who boost their intake of a vitamin found in steak during the first three months of pregnancy are up to eight times more likely to have babies who cry less, researchers suggest. …
Now the latest findings by researchers suggest pregnant women who consume only low levels of B12 may have babies whose nervous systems have not fully developed.
They say it means a hormone in the brain which lulls babies to sleep may not be released properly, causing infants to cry for longer periods of the day.
The study, published in the journal Early Human Development, involved nearly 3,000 pregnant women. …
The researchers found that those women whose test results showed they had the least B12 were up to eight times more likely to give birth to a child who cried for prolonged periods than those who had the most.
On average, five per cent of mothers lacking B12 had a distressed baby while just over one per cent of women with the most B12 reported their baby cried excessively.
But is makes no sense. How could it? Raw Vegan is supposed to be "the optimal human diet."
Well, maybe they’re only wrong by 4 million years or so, or whatever it is. Do baby chimps cry a lot? So there you go.
Of course, there’s this tidbit added at the end because, y’know, we live in a fucking malevolent universe where the most nutritionally dense foods are trying to kill you.
But nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston warned: ‘Meat comes with saturated fats which can hinder the body’s use of essential fats needed for the baby’s brain and nervous system development.’
There you go: present the false alternative that it’s either a crying baby, or a slow death, or some other bullshit bugaboo.
Yvonne Bishop-Weston (what kinda fucking name is that?) is a fucking moron whose family should be ashamed of her.
Update: Jamie Scott, "That Paleo Guy," gives the run down on VEGAN "nutritionist" Bishop-Weston.