Thursday, May 22, 2014

THE KIND MAMA

Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. 
In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one’s “baby house” in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. 
She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive “baby nest.” The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.
As a vegan, Silverstone advocates a plant-based diet over meat and dairy. “When you take plants as your medicine and you use these nourishing miracles to truly get well, everything’s easier. You get to have happy, healthy mommas and babies, and when mommy feels good, everybody feels good. And when babies feel good they act really well. They’re not uncomfortable and just struggling to process everything that’s being done to them. They feel amazing and they thrive."
According to Silverstone, what women eat in pregnancy “sets up the taste buds for your children’s lives. Not that those things can’t be broken or changed, but you’re certainly setting a great foundation for them when you’re eating healing, natural foods. Once they’re old enough and they start seeing these other things, you've built the foundation. Alicia's son Bear Blu loves tofu, beans and green vegetables, and when he’s tempted by what she considers to be unhealthy food, she offers him berries. It’s the easiest thing to distract them from anything. It’s like candy. So if they never know candy and they only know blueberries, isn't that a great thing? Buy The Kind Mama here and check out Alicia's website The Kind Life here.

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