Alicia Silverstone has claimed raising her nine-year-old son Bear on a vegan diet has been benefitial to his health.
The Clueless star revealed that her son has only been sick ‘twice’ in his life and stated that he has never needed to take antibiotics.
Speaking about how her son – whom she shares with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki – has been doing on a plant-based diet, Alicia told Entertainment Tonight: ‘He’s such an example of health. This is a child who is plant-based.
‘To never have needed antibiotics in nine years and to never have needed any kind of medical intervention… Most kids have so many ear infections, they’re taking medicine all the time.’
The 44-year-old continued: ‘I’m not saying I wouldn’t give it to him… I’m saying he doesn’t need it. This is a kid who’s been [sick] twice in his life. Twice. For, like, a few hours.
‘He said, “Mommy I don’t feel good. I’m going to lay down.” In his whole life, twice. He can get a snot nose, but he’s still climbing trees.’
The devoted mama added: ‘He’s just so healthy. I just want to share that with the world. So people can see that a plant-based baby is really healthy… It’s not like they’re just doing OK. They can do better.’
Alicia first revealed that her son had never needed medical attention in her 2014 book, The Kind Mama, when Bear was three years old.
The star often shares pictures and updates about her son’s life on social media and she explained why she chose to reveal so much about her child with the world.
The Sister of the groom star explained: ‘The reason I put Bear on social media at all is, one, because obviously I’m a very proud mother. My friends put their kids on their social media because they are proud mothers too.
‘But also because it keeps it less interesting for paparazzi to harass us… When Bear was born… people were camped outside the house for days and days. Six weeks they camped outside our house… The moment I released an image they all went away.’
The star’s parenting philosophy has sparked plenty of debate on social media in recent months after she revealed she takes baths with her son.
She previously claimed he never needs to be disciplined thanks to his vegan diet, while she shocked fans with a video of his first-ever haircut aged nine.
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