Nicole Richie is said to be a “strict” mother to daughter Harlow, two, and seven-month-old son Sparrow – her children with her fiance, Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden – and is determined to only use natural products when she cooks for them.
She also applies the same principles to other products she buys for her family.
A source said: "Nicole is obsessed with doing everything she can to try to keep her children healthy and safe. She insists on everything being organic. The food, the diapers, the clothing. She's always at Whole Foods.
“Her parents let her do whatever she wanted. Now she has strict rules."
Nicole – who grows her own vegetables – has also banned the use of mobile phones around her children because she is worried about the effect it could have on them.
The source added to Life and Style magazine: "She thinks the radiation can be damaging and won't let cell phones near her kids.”
Nicole has also revealed she uses chlorine-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic diapers for her children, as well as taking other steps not to damage the environment while caring for her youngsters. “We don't use baby wipes - we use cloth with water," she explained.
So is organic really better for our kids?
Naturopath Emma Sutherland, www.healthequalsvitality.com.au, believes so. “As children have smaller and less mature livers than adults it makes them more susceptible to the effects of chemicals,” she says.
“Organic food contains higher nutrient levels than conventional food and has the added benefit of being pesticide free. Compelling Harvard research has shown a direct correlation between pesticide levels in children and the behavioural disorder ADHD. So, Nicole is right on the mark with her preference for natural and organic!”
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