November 1, 2007
Cindy Crawford Tells Oprah That Homeopathy Is a Must-Have in Her Life
NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On yesterday's Oprah Winfrey show, themed "What the Stylemakers Can't Live Without," supermodel and supermom Cindy Crawford revealed that homeopathic medicines are must-haves in her life.
"I am the doctor of our family and I'm a big fan of homeopathy," she said. "If I have the kids, for sure, I always take this with me," she explained, holding up a plastic kit containing small vials of homeopathic medicines. Cindy said she carries these medicines in case of bee stings, mosquito bites, and bruises. "You need like 5 of those little pellets," she said, adding that they "taste sweet so the kids will take them."
Millions of parents across the country, like Cindy, are now using homeopathic medicines because of their reliability and safety. According to Nathalie Stern, MD, a Manhattan-based pediatrician and mother of two, parents are turning to homeopathic medicines because they have no known side effects or drug interactions.
"I always recommend that parents include homeopathic medicines in their family's first aid kits," Dr. Stern said. "For instance, arnica pellets are ideal to safely treat kids at the playground or on the sports field. Arnica words especially well for pain, swelling and bruising, which is inevitable with active kids."
Dana Ullman, MPH, author of The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy (North Atlantic Books, October 16), says he is not surprised that celebrity parents are looking to homeopathy to meet their families' health needs.
"Homeopathy is the #1 alternative medicine in Europe, and has been popular there for over 200 years," Ullman said. "There is a good reason why celebrities have used and advocated for homeopathic treatments for themselves and their families -- homeopathy works!"
Ullman's book includes references to Cindy Crawford's interest in homeopathy on page 180. He said that she, along with 11 American presidents, seven popes, Charles Darwin, J.D. Rockefeller, Tina Turner, David Beckham and Mother Teresa, are among the famous who have used and endorsed homeopathic medicine.
CONTACT: Dean Draznin of Dean Draznin Communications, Inc.,+1-641-472-2257, [email protected], for Dana Ullman