Alicia, a former Batgirl, has been a vegan for the last 16 years, has released a follow up to her debut best seller ‘The Kind Diet’ – this time to demonstrate to parents the benefits of a vegan diet.
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Alicia Silverstone is probably as well known for her belief in the vegan lifestyle as for her career as a television, film and Broadway actress.
A vegan since 1998, Alicia released her first novel entitled “The Kind Diet” in 2009. Described as a guide to vegan nutrition, to encourage those interested, but unaware of how to live a healthy vegan life, the Kind Diet succeeded in reaching the top of the important Hardcover Advice & the Miscellaneous category of The New York Times Best Seller list, and has since generated its own website.
Now Alicia’s second book, due to arrive in the bookstores of the world within the next few days, takes Veganism a stage further by passing on the word of how to pass that particular lifestyle on to future generations.
Entitled ‘The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning’ Alicia’s latest novel , as was her first , is almost entirely based around Silverstone’s personal experiences as a veteran disciple of Veganism, backed up by considerable research which has been explained in a friendly and easy to understand style.
Discussing her new novel in a recent interview, Alicia explained that over the years, she had read tons of books, as well as eagerly anticipated the arrival of all the latest research and studies, as well as having discussed the matter with dozens of experts.
“When I went looking for this information, I couldn’t find it all in one place and my mission was to create a one-stop destination for women to learn about the different ways in which to follow a kind mama path.” Alicia recalled.
Now the mother of a three-year-old son, Bear Blu, Alicia went on to explain that in a lot of ways, the Kind Mama explains about how going back to basics and applying those practices to our modern age can only be beneficial, as is teaching children the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle from as early as possible.
Now aged 37 Alicia Silverstone, is a firm believer that she has found the right approach to mothering, and that’s the reason why she wants to share it.
Despite being a child star, Alicia recalled in a recent interview that she was in many ways a normal kid who ate everything everyone else ate and had no real idea how unhealthy it was.
She became a vegan in 1998 after attending an animal rights meeting, saying “I realized that I was the problem… I was an animal lover who was eating animals
The change in her attitude to life and the pursuance of healthy diet only began to emerge when her career as a movie actress began to take off while still in her teens, first regarding eating her animals, and later moving towards a vegan diet.
Alicia gives a lot of the credit for her gradual lifestyle change to Roxanne Klein, a well-known Californian chef and guru of eating a raw food diet, and the obvious positive effects it had on her health and that of her children, something that she passed onto Alicia, and that Alicia now wants to pass on to the rest of the world.
Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, and became a child model when just six years old, with her beautiful face and long blond locks making her a regular feature in television commercials, before moving into the world of film while still a teenager.
Alicia made her film debut in The Crush when aged just 17 in 199 , earning the MTV Movie Award in 194 for Best Breakthrough Performance, later going on to gain further prominence when she appeared in three viral music videos for the band Aerosmith.
Alicia’s next movie appearance came in the 1995 sleeper hit Clueless, which she followed up two years later playing the part of Batgirl in the 1997 film Batman & Robin, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell and Uma Thurman.
In recent years Alicia has appeared in a number of independently produced movies including Gods Behaving Badly, Ass Backwards with her most recent release being Angels in Stardust, as well as starring in the Broadway show The Performers in 2012.