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Gwyneth Paltrow Decided That Her Entire Family Is Allergic To Everything

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Gwyneth Paltrow decided that her entire family is allergic to everything including gluten, dairy, and eggs. Her children Apple, 8, and Moses, 6, are forbidden to have these foods as well as carbs like pasta, bread, or rice. Same goes for husband Chris Martin (Coldplay).

Ms. Paltrow discusses this in her latest cookbook, It’s All Good. The book promises “DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES That will make you LOOK GOOD and FEEL GREAT.” Here’s the book’s description from Amazon:

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

NO. COFFEE. I figured she had given up alcohol at this point, but no coffee?

In the book, she writes,

Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across…seems to concur that (gluten) is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it.

Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs.

Isn’t that your body’s way of telling you that maybe you should eat some carbs? I don’t mean a box of Cap’n Crunch Cereal with 6 slices of Wonder Bread here, Gwyneth. But she’s especially vigilant. She cites these foods as the reason for her major health scare, detailed in the intro of her cookbook, in which she thought she was having a stroke.

The New York Post (as reposted in The Daily Mail) tore apart the book, saying,

When we mere mortals feel faint and off-kilter and fear we’re having a major health emergency, and really we’ve just gotten too much sun or had too little to eat, we file away our crazy little moment among our embarrassing stories shared only with close friends and family. But when Gwyneth Paltrow has such an episode, she writes a cookbook. The book reads like the manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority with members who use beet juice rather than permanent marker to circle the ‘problem areas’ on each other’s bodies.

I will say, Ms. Paltrow is 40 and looks 10 years younger. But is it worth it? She also goes through intense workouts with Hollywood trainer Tracy Anderson. Entertainment Weekly picked up some choice quotes from an interview between them:

Anderson, after pulling down Paltrow’s pants said,

I thought she’d have a supermodel body, because she was so tiny on top. But her butt was long and lifeless, and she held on to weight in her outer thighs.

Wow, okay. And people wonder why women are so screwed up about their bodies.

It’s All Good comes out on April 2nd and features recipes for Huevos Rancheros (without eggs), Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, Power Brownies, Banana “Ice Cream” and more, all Gwyneth approved.

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  • I’m all about being healthy, but this seems like disordered eating, as well as maybe some body dysmorphia. I’m obviously not a doctor or anything, but nothing about this seems normal or healthy.

  • Reading this, I can feel her starvation. She’s starving and trying to keep busy to forget about it. I wonder if her kids protest. ‘I just want a hot dog, mom!’

  • “Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs.”

    Sweetie, I think that’s called starvation because you’re not eating enough. I like how she tries to play like she’s this food loving normal girl who goes out, has a burger and a beer sometimes, but she’s not. She’s that girl who watches you eat a big ole plate of nachos while rationing her own celery sticks.

    And you know that when Chris Martin is out of town he eats whatever he wants.

  • If any of my friends ever said that about my bare ass, for any reason, I’d have to slap a bitch…

    Way to pass on your body issues to your children, Gwennie! I could summon an ounce of sympathy and understanding if she would simply say, “I think that what we put into our mouths – with regard to processed food – causes so much of the cancer that is rampant in our society today. I lost my father to cancer and I want to eat and live as healthily as possible for myself and my children.” THAT I could understand. But, what I see instead is someone who punishes her body because of what is going on in her head.

  • I don’t know who she is talking to about the gluten intolerance thing, because I have read multiple articles lately saying that the vast majority of people are NOT allergic or in any other way intolerant of gluten and this is basically some weird mass hysteria. If you think about all of the foods she says she is unable to tolerate and then think about what her ancestors probably ate for centuries, it makes no sense. Coffee, processed foods, soy – sure. But if she lived four hundred years ago and tried to avoid everything she supposedly “needs” to avoid, she would die of starvation in a short amount of time and she would leave no genetic legacy.
    I would also like to know what sort of tests doctors run to diagnose “sky high stress levels.”

  • Not one of those meals you listed at the end of the article sounds appetizing in the very least. That has got to be the lamest, most unappealing cookbook on the goddamned market. I mean, I understand the healthy approach and that some people really do look for bland ass recipes. But even health conscious cookbooks have SOME interesting takes on meals. Like one or two that make you think “hey, that actually looks pretty good”. But her shit just sounds straight up gross. And healthy doesn’t always have to mean gross. That banana “ice cream” is prob just a pile of yellow mush. Hard yellow mush that doesn’t move.No thanks.

  • Since I read a weightloss book that recommended you to tell everyone you know that you’re allergic to gluten so they won’t try to make you eat carbs, I am fairly suspicious of all these thin women and their gluten allergies.
    Is there such a thing as a man who is allergic to it? I never heard of one.
    I hope she doesn’t mess her kids up to badly, that poor thing.
    Maybe Apple develops some kind of mental disorder because she’s Apple, and she’s not allowed to eat anything else than apple.

  • My husband is a technical writer for the pharmaceutical industry. The facts are these…. Less than 3% of the population has a REAL allergy to gluten. That’s it. Gwyneth and all these idiots out there telling the world that she and her whole family are ‘allergic’ to gluten are full of bullshit. I have seen a REAL bona fide allergic reaction to gluten (an old boss of mine’s husband is truly allergic). It’s frightening… It’s just as bad as my own allergy to aromatic flowers. Full blown anaphylaxis. Take the epi-pen and rush to the hospital. It’s not feeling ‘bloated’ and tired. You know what THAT is? It’s called feeling FULL.

    • You’re allergic to aromatic flowers? Damn, that must really suck. I hope guys never brought you them on dates!
      But I agree. She’s just using it as a BS excuse not to eat it (and then force her choices on her children). She should just come out and say she doesn’t want to. Simple.

  • I was told once by a woman that specific breeding in wheat is what caused a gluten allergy. No, ma’am, the Internet causes gluten allergies. You feed “gluten intolerant” people something that they don’t know has gluten and 9/10 won’t have any ill effects. That 1 remaining person likely does have a gluten allergy.

  • Most of those who comment don’t seem to have any experience eating like Gwenie – so it’s all psychological opinion rather than an objective view of diets. I’m sure you all think you know everything – but unless you’ve actually tried it for many months – I am not listening to your uniformed opinions. I have eaten that way for years on end. My physical ills vanish when I do that. I need to get back to it!

    • Wheat is an inflammatory agent in all bodies. It causes heart disease/inflammation according to some. You don’t need to be allergic to have ill effects. GMO is bad….so is MSG and aspartame….but you have the freedom to eat what ever you like. Bon Apetit.

      • Some people also say vaccinations cause autism, or the earth was created in 6 days. Those people are incorrect. The fact is that the majority of medical professionals agree that gluten is not bad for the body. Although like pretty much all things, should be consumed in moderation. I think it’s far more likely that these people that feel better after going on a special diet because nearly 100% of those diets involve decreasing or eliminating processed foods and increasing intake of whole foods and fruits and vegetables. If a person Was previously eating pop tarts every day for breakfast, decides theyre gluten intolerant and switches to yogurt with fruit and nuts every day instead, of course they’re going to feel better.

  • From the reports that I’ve read MSG isn’t bad per se, but some folks can have reactions to it. It’s basically salt.

    As for Tracy Anderson, I think I can take her. She’s really good at preying on insecurities. It’s sickening and sad.

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