19 Celebrity Moms Who Practice a Holistic Lifestyle (PHOTOS)

Whether it's surrounding their children with eco-friendly materials or choosing alternative techniques to wean their little ones, celebrity moms are often trendsetters when it comes to leading a holistic lifestyle and doing things a bit outside the norm.

 

Click through for 19 celebrity moms who are committed to practicing a holistic lifestyle.

 

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  • Mayim Bialik

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    The Big Bang Theory actress wrote a book in 2012 called Beyond the Sling, in which she advocated bed-sharing, extended breast feeding, and other attachment parenting strategies. More recently, she released a vegan cookbook.

  • Alicia Silverstone

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    As another celeb mom who's doled out holistic parenting advice via a book (The Kind Mama), Alicia Silverstone is a big believer in co-sleeping and pre-chewing her son's food, which she has defended as ancient practice. (Although some people just think it's weird.)

  • Jessica Alba

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    As one of the cofounders of The Honest Company, actress and mompreneur Jessica Alba's mission is to make eco-friendly diapers, wipes, and cleaning products the norm in American households. (She also wrote a book, natch, called The Honest Life.)

  • Evan Rachel Wood

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    The actress decided to give birth to her son at home in 2013, after being inspired by Ricki Lake's documentary, The Business of Being Born, which higlighted the negative side of the American health care system and its impact on childbirth.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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    The Oscar winner is known for embracing alternative therapies, such as vaginal steaming and cupping. She's also an advocate of clean, healthy eating and makes sure her children's diet is primarily plant-based. As she famously once said: "I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."

  • Alyssa Milano

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    "I'm going to keep breastfeeding, maybe even until [Elizabella is] 6!" Alyssa Milano said of the backlash she received over photos she posted of her breastfeeding her one-year-old daughter. The actress also grows her own vegetables in her backyard garden and abstained from meat  during both her pregnancies.

  • Soleil Moon Frye

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    The former child star is so passionate about eco-friendly children's clothing and toys that she opened up her own boutique in LA selling just that in 2007. The store has since closed but remains online at Thelittleseed.com.

     

  • January Jones

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    The Mad Men actress made headlines when she revealed that she ate her own placenta after giving birth to her son, Xander, in 2011.

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  • Sara Gilbert

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    The Talk host reportedly gave her friend Neil Patrick Harris some parenting advice that he called the "weirdest advice ever." Among her tips were "not to vaccinate for ages and only feed [the kids] certain, weird foods."

  • Miranda Kerr

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    The supermodel and mom to 4-year-old son Flynn reportedly endorsed a holistic parenting bookWell Adjusted Babies.

  • Nicole Kidman

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    The actress claims that having raised four children, she's been "every type of mom." She tried attachment parenting with her daughter Sunday.

  • Julia Roberts

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    According to a source close to Julia Roberts, the actress adopted an attachment parenting style when she gave birth to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus in 2004. "Julia carried her babies around in a sling — Danny used to joke that she was like a kangaroo," the source told Closer Weekly, adding that "Julia also breastfed her children until they were 3 years old."

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  • Gisele Bündchen

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    In addition to delivering her son via a home water birth at home, the supermodel is also a big advocate of breastfeeding and claimed in the Daily Mail UK that "there should be a law" forcing women to breastfeed for the first six months.

  • Sheryl Crow

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    Describing her parenting style as "strict," the singer said it was important to her that her her two sons understand how eating healthfully from the organic vegetable gardens at their Tennessee ranch impacts their bodies. 

  • Nicole Richie

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    The fashion designer and mom of two prides herself on raising her kids in a wholesome way. "We don't use battery-operated toys, we don't use plastic," she's said. "Sugar is obviously a big no-no."

  • Brooke Shields

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    The actress and mom of two reportedly dresses her daughters in organic, soybean fiber clothing.

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  • Jenna Elfman

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    As an advocate of green living, the former Dharma and Greg actress revealed that she only feeds her kids organic produce and bought an organic crib mattress for her son Easton when he was a baby.

  • Angelina Jolie

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    Reportedly, Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are such fans of cosleeping that they built a custom bed to accomodate their whole family. 

  • Marion Cotillard

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    "Ten years ago my mind-set wasn't really normal for most people. I sounded like a crazy person talking about the environment ... People saw me as a hippie who wanted to make my own cheese and live with animals in a house without electricity," said the French actress and mother on her commitment to a green lifestyle.

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