Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2012 Alberta Toddler Death 'Due to Naturopathic Instead of Medical Care'

here, very sad and angering news:

001. natioonalpost.com reports in "Alberta Toddler Died From Meningitis Because He was Taken to a Naturopath Instead of a Doctor, Crown Says" (2016-03-08):

"the parents of an Alberta toddler who died of meningitis should have taken their son to a doctor long before he stopped breathing, instead of relying on natural remedies such as ginger root, olive leaf extract and water with maple syrup, the Crown told a Lethbridge jury.  David Stephan, 32, and his wife Collet, 35, have pleaded not guilty to failing to provide the necessities of life for 19-month-old Ezekiel, who died in March 2012 [...] the couple told police that they prefer naturopathic remedies because their family has had negative experiences with the medical system, CBC reported. They fed Ezekiel water with maple syrup, juice with frozen berries and a mixture of apple cider vinegar, horse radish root, hot peppers, mashed onion, garlic and ginger root [...]";

very sad.
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