Here comes Gwyneth Paltrow being all GOOPy again (“Beautiful, rad jewelry” for only $1200. What a bargain.)
Fishsticks Paltrow has a new cookbook coming out titled “It’s All Good.” This may be surprising to you, as it is to me, cause I’m sure there are only so many ways to cook with flax seeds, kale and water. (GOOPy’s breakfast, lunch and dinner – in that order.) In her cookbook, she discusses how to leave a clean life (GOOP Cleanse, of course) and discusses how she is took away pasta, breads and rice to Chris Martin and their children Apple and Moses, even though the kids still ‘”crave” the food.
. Miss Paltrow, 40, said that that she avoids feeding pasta, bread or rice to Apple, eight, and Moses, six, because it is bad for them, even though they are left ‘craving’ the food.
Her decision was based on the fact that everyone in her house – including husband Chris Martin – is supposedly intolerant of gluten, dairy and chicken’s eggs. Miss Paltrow’s comments are an admission that her habit of going for the latest fad diet is filtering down to how she behaves as a mother. She has in the past told how she snacks on almonds when she is hungry rather than cave in and have a proper meal. She spent her 20s on the macrobiotic diet during which time she ate mostly vegetables and beans and chewed her food more thoroughly than usual.
In her new cookbook, called ‘It’s All Good,’ which is released next month, Miss Paltrow devotes an entire chapter to grains but is deeply skeptical about them.
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’.
However, some actual experts think her reasoning is horseshit (it is):
‘Kids need carbohydrate because it gives them glycogen which keeps your brain going. Without it they won’t be able to think straight as their brain won’t be functioning and their thinking patterns will be slow. It’s like when kids don’t have any breakfast – they will do less well at school and won’t be able to run around with the other children’.
Dr Carina Norris, a registered nutritionist, added: ‘Far too many people self-diagnose themselves with allergies, or cut out wheat to lose weight, or because they think it’s bad for them. Not only are they making their lives difficult, cutting out such an important food group shouldn’t be done without the advice of a medical professional, as it could put them at risk of nutrient deficiencies.’
Apparently, this all started when GOOPy had a “health scare” and thought she was having a stroke:
She wrote in her new cook book: ‘One sunny afternoon in London, in the spring of 2011, I thought – without sounding overly dramatic – that I was going to die. I had just served lunch in the garden at home… I had a vague feeling that I was going to faint, and I wasn’t forming thoughts correctly… I got a searing pain in my head, I couldn’t speak, and I felt as if I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was having a stroke.’
(via The Daily Mail)
Doctors ruled bitch had a migraine and gave herself a panic attack. Which was apparently caused by her allergies to food or something. It stills sounds like a bunch of horseshit to me. After reading this article, though, all I can say is that I’m so happy I had normal parents who didn’t name me Apple and let me eat PB&J sandwiches without giving them an anxiety attack and rushing for their Xanax.