Published On: Sat, Apr 26th, 2014

‘The Kind Mama’, Alicia Silverstone on vaccines, tampons

The star of such 1990’s hit movies as “Clueless” and “The Crush” and a regular fixture in Aerosmith videos, Alicia Silverstone is now 37-years-old, the mother of a 3-year-old boy and the author of a new book that is causing waves because of some outrageous statements she makes.

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The book is titled, “The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning”  and covers Silverstone’s own spin on a wide variety of topics from post-partum depression to vaccinations to the use of tampons to infertility.

This book follows her 2009 vegan cookbook, “The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet.”

In “The Kind Mama”, Silverstone says of post-partum depression, the answer is being a vegan. “Some women experience the blues after giving birth,” although it’s “less common among kind mamas,” implying that processed foods are the cause of the blues.

On tampon use, she says, Your chichi is the most absorbent part of your body. Unfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers aren’t required to tell you what’s in their products, which means that no one’s talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the ‘fragrances’ containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha.”

On vaccines she writes, “While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, 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. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.”

This is a sample of Silverstone’s views on parenting, being  a mother and a woman.

Of the 29 reviews on Amazon.com, The Kind Mama received 21 “1 star” reviews.

“While the book overall is very positive and kind-hearted, there are some pieces of advice that should really be examined more closely. It is not, for example, recommended that you opt out of having your child vaccinated; vaccines are safe for an overwhelming majority of children. Those who have had reactions are a rarity and the benefit to your child’s health AND the health of the community in which they live is much more important than any slight risk there might be of a reaction to the poke. There are NO links to autism or any other diseases from having your child vaccinated,” says one reviewer.

Another was less kind, “So, you’re a celebrity who just a book deal. Is it time to do research? Nah, just blather whatever new age nonsense pops into your head and cash those checks. Congrats! You’re a moron.”

Others call Silverstone a Quack and an Irresponsible Wacko.

There were some positive reviews, here is an example–“Highly recommend reading this book. As a mom of two little ones who is always looking for more information and ideas on how to raise a healthy family, this is a wonderful resource. What I like most about Alicia’s message is that she meets us where we are. She is not advocating that we do everything that she does, exactly as she does it. Instead, she arms us with information and research as well as anecdotal stories about how we can make more empowered choices on a daily basis to live a healthy life. And how to set a healthy foundation for our families.

“I also love how in her message she focuses on the positive and doesn’t promote fear based thinking. The message is more of “These choices will make your life feel better” instead of “If you don’t make these choices, you will have hardships.” It is a subtle but important shift.

“I commend her for taking on a topic that can be as heated as parenting in such a loving and inspiring way.”

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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