Naming her son Bear was evidently only the first masterstroke of Alicia Silverstone, expert mother.
The actress, best known for her role in the movie “Clueless,” released earlier this month a book of pseudoscience and anecdote-based parenting tips called “The Kind Mama.”
It’s filled with all sorts of words of wisdom for the expectant mother, and while some of it is just bizarre, its passage on vaccinations aligns Silverstone with the growing list of B-list celebrities who have come out against childhood vaccinations that helped eradicate diseases like measles and the mumps in the first world.
“According to Drs. Roizen and Oz… 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,” Silverstone wrote (via The Daily Beast).
“And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.”
Perhaps Silverstone is friends with the same people as The View host Jenny McCarthy, former MTV reality star Kristin Cavallari, or Mayim Biyalik, all of whom have voiced — in print or otherwise — their opposition to vaccinations.
Other gems from Silverstone’s tome include her hatred of all cotton fabrics that catch bodily fluids. She’s also anti-diaper — kids should defecate in the grass, she says — and anti-tampon.
“[Your] chichi is the most absorbent part of your body,” Silverstone writes. “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.”
For more, click over to The Daily Beast.