Just when we manage to get Jenny to see the light and dial back on health advice, here comes her successor.
Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting.
Now, she has written a book about it. In “The Kind Mama,” Silverstone opened up about raising her nearly 3-year-old son, Bear.
“He’s never been sick-sick, just feeling a little off from time to time. And he’s never had a drop of medicine,” Silverstone wrote. “Because his body is a super-clean, healthy machine, it can defend itself against and flush out all the nasty stuff much more quickly than a baby whose diet isn’t as kind…”
Silverstone, 37, advocates for a clean, vegan diet, and even includes recipes in her book. She also wades into the vaccination debate a bit (“There is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was “never the same” after receiving a vaccine,” she wrote) and warns parents against overmedicating their children.
Oh, puhleez! Another self-important, know-it-all Mommy who has a Google U education and feels fit to tell the rest of us how horrible we are because our kids eat meat and get antibiotics when they are ill.
The commentators on this piece have it. They note he is only 3, and can lead a sheltered life for now but what about when he interacts with other kids? Sounds like he may live in a crystal clean environment and THAT is not good either. Also, hygiene and diet do not prevent contagious diseases. Will he have to wear a surgical mask all the time? How is a vegan diet better? Kids can die or not develop correctly if they are not fed a proper diet. Our brains need the fat, like in meats, to develop correctly.
But the worst part of all this, including her anti-vax sentiments, is that she writes a book about her unscientific, unsupported ideas and will influence other moms to be just as ignorant and clueless as she is. Don’t take health advice from celebrities.