The Kind Mama

The Kind Mama

A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, A Radiant Pregnancy, A Sweeter Birth, and A Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

Book - 2014
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The author of "The Kind Diet" offers natural solutions for a healthier and more vibrant approach to new motherhood.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, [2014]
ISBN: 9781623360405
1623360404
Branch Call Number: 618.178 SIL NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 354 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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amandaselene
Jul 13, 2017

She presented opinions as facts in many cases, or used poorly chosen references/misinterpreted studies or poor quality studies for her facts. If you take this book with a grain of salt she does have some interesting recipes and ideas. I liked the post-birth part of the book better than the pregnancy portion.

This book continues in the tradition of Silverstone's first publication 'The Kind Diet' which seeks to convince us that eating vegan will, in fact...or at least because she thinks so, save not only the planet but ourselves as well. This book is even MORE self-righteous and closed-minded than her first book (yes, it is possible)! I felt Silverstone was bragging about her perfect pregnancy and birth and unfairly manipulated her health into proof that all pregnant mothers should adopt her 'kind diet'. And what is she suggesting anyway? That those who don't follow her vegan ways are therefore 'unkind'? I'm all about natural foods and stuff but this book is basically a narcissistic scrapbook of unverified claims from a very privileged woman.

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boowie
May 22, 2014

This book a wonderful perspective on being a vegan, ethical mother. While I don't agree with every point she brings up, I do agree that she loves her child more than anything in the world, and there are excellent pointers on how to be a kind, loving, genuine first-time mother.

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Oh yay, a whole sub-chapter entitled "Should I eat my placenta?"

"....go on my website for a list of my favorite brands."

"Nasty Food #1: Meat"

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boowie
May 22, 2014

boowie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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