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For the record, maple syrup does NOT treat meningitis. I am not a doctor, nor a holistic healer, I barely know how to put on bandaids properly, but, and I repeat, maple syrup does NOT treat meningitis.
Know how I know this? Because there is a couple in Canada (David and Collet Stephan) who are facing charges and jail time because their 19-month-old son died from them treating his meningitis with maple syrup and other home remedies instead of taking him to the doctor. Seriously, listen to this list of things they gave their toddler to treat MENINGITIS:
- olive leaf extract
- whey protein
- maple syrup
- juice with frozen berries
- apple cider vinegar
- horseradish root
- hot peppers
- ginger root
Now, I get trying home remedies for things like a cold, or hay fever. Your kid has problems with lactose, sure, try home remedies for that. Your kid contracts an illness that literally is known for killing people…maybe it’s time to seek a medical professional.
I get it. I do. None of us wants to put things into our kids without trusting that they truly need it, but THEIR KID TRULY NEEDED TO BE TREATED! It was FREAKIN’ MENINGITIS!
Nightmare upon nightmare, these wonderkins have more kids. And so far they still have custody (really? How!?!). If they do go to jail, the other kids will be taken away, but I’m just wondering why that hasn’t happened already?
I’m reluctant to tell you the whole story because I don’t want you to think I’m judging their whole lives, so here’s a link where you can read more about them on RawStory, but for my part the thing I really judge is why they waited so long for this poor baby.
My husband and I are TTC right now and it’s been a hellish journey that I’m hoping will soon end with a bouncing bundle of our very own. Thing is, I think about all we’re doing to Try to have a baby and then I look at all the things people do to (or don’t do for) their children and it hurts my stomach. Yes, I realize a bunch of you are gonna jump on the whole, “you don’t know until you’re a parent” wagon, but seriously. No one would think to wrap a broken arm in duct tape and call it a day. No one would be like, “My kid needs a lung transplant, I think I’ll give him cloves instead.” So why in the world would they not take this child who is struggling to breathe, to the point that he DIES because of it, to the doctor and get him on proper medication.
I’m out. Seriously, rant over, I’m stepping away.
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