Alicia Silverstone says 7-year-old son has never needed medication because of his vegan lifestyle
The 42-year-old 'Clueless' star has been a vegan for several years now and she first adopted the lifestyle when she was just 21
'Clueless' star Alicia Silverstone says her seven-year-old son Bear has never required any medicines because of his healthy vegan lifestyle and the benefits of veganism.
PageSix reports that Alicia has spoken about her son adjusting very well even when he is sick. “He’s never had to take medicine in his life,” she said. “He can get sniffles and a runny nose but he’s not down, he still goes to school. Two times in his life has he been like, 'Mommy, I don’t feel good,' and it was only for a few hours and he was back running around.”
Silverstone became a superstar overnight because of her role in 'Clueless' and is since most fondly remembered as Cher from the film. The 42-year-old actress herself has been a vegan for several years now. She first adopted the lifestyle when she was 21, but she says the concept of veganism wasn't as popular back then and not many people were aware of the lifestyle.
When the star would go on talk shows, she would be asked what veganism was all about. “I remember when I would go on David Letterman and go on Jay Leno and they’d be like ‘Vegan?! What’s a vegan?’ And they would just make a whole fun riff on it because it was like I was an alien, no one was talking about being vegan on television,” said the actress.
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Daily Mail reports that in 2008, when the actress appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show' and told the host about turning her dogs vegan, Graham quippe, 'Aren't you scared they're going to crack and eat you?'
Apart from acting, Silverstone has diversified in her professional life and has written two vegan cookbooks and has also collaborated with MyKind Organic vitamins. Alicia was also the keynote speaker at Good Housekeeping’s #RaiseTheGreenBar sustainability summit at Hearst Tower on Thursday.
Alicia had her son with S.T.U.N frontman Christopher Jarecki, despite their divorce, they continue to remain amicable co-parents. They were married for thirteen years before choosing to divorce earlier this year.
Her first cookbook 'The Kind Diet' has her recipe for her mom's granola which Alicia considers a major indulgence. She says, “I can’t keep it in the house. I let [ex-husband and Bear’s father] Christopher [Jarecki] have it at his house. I’ll make it and then give it to him because, if it’s in the house, I can’t stop eating it.”
Alicia's parenting choices have gathered some criticism online after she posted a video of herself feeding her son. When Bear was less than a year old, she fed him by chewing the food first and then transferring it into his mouth straight from hers.
She defended herself at a press conference for her movie 'Vamps' by saying, "People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It's a weaning process."