Scientologyparent.com blog, promoted barley milk in 2011, (and it's possible result, SCURVY
So, if you either can’t breastfeed, or if your child is going through a growth spurt and your breastmilk supply simply can’t keep up all of the sudden (which happened with both of our children) one seeks alternative ways to supplement the diet. Mr. Hubbard, in the article above, tendered a solution which he found worked and which any parent can easily try.
The recipe is...:*
So Tad Reeves, webmaster of Scientologyparent, in his role as ideal Scientology parent, is not only praising barley milk but teaching how to make this unscientific formula. His one "scientific" fact is that breast milk is better.** But scientists have continually found new substances in breast milk, like Omega-3, that are essential for babies. Reputable formula companies, while imperfect, at least use the latest widely accepted scientific findings. The message from Tad's post is that if breast-feeding isn't possible, it's perfectly fine to give barley milk formula to the baby. This is abuse of his position of trust; switching from breast milk to just barley milk formula can cause SCURVY
Infantile Scurvy: An Old Diagnosis Revisited with a Modern Dietary Twist, by Cynthia Burk, Rona Molodow, Pediatric Dermatology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA, 2007.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is necessary for the formation of collagen, reducing free radicals, and aiding in iron absorption. Scurvy, a disease of dietary ascorbic acid deficiency, is uncommon today. Indeed, implementation of dietary recommendations largely eradicated infantile scurvy in the US in the early 1900s.We present a case of an otherwise healthy 2-year-old Caucasian girl who presented with refusal to walk secondary to pain in her lower extremities, generalized irritability, sleep disturbance, and malaise. The girl's parents described feeding the patient an organic diet recommended by the Church of Scientology that included a boiled mixture of [b]organic whole milk, barley, and corn syrup [/b]devoid of fruits and vegetables. Physical examination revealed pale, bloated skin with edematous, violaceous gums and loosening of a few of her teeth. Dermatologic findings included xerosis, multiple scattered ecchymoses of the extremities, and perifollicular hemorrhage. Laboratory and radiographic evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of scurvy. The patient showed dramatic improvement after only 3 days of treatment with oral ascorbic acid and significant dietary modification.In this case report, we revisit the old diagnosis of scurvy with a modern dietary twist secondary to religious practices. This case highlights the importance of taking a detailed dietary history when evaluating diseases involving the skin.***
* Sept. 14, 20011 post, at http://www.scientologyparent.com/regard ... y-formula/
** Tad is squirreling (changing Hubbard policy) even to say that breast milk is better. Hubbard openly criticized breast milk.