Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about her recovery from COVID-19. The 48-year-old actress revealed in a post to the website of her company Goop that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus towards the start of the pandemic and that the road to healing was not a quick one.
"I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog," she wrote. "In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body. So I turned to one of the smartest experts I know in this space, the functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole. After he saw all my labs, he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual."
Paltrow explained that she made several adjustments to her lifestyle. She switched to a keto and plant-based diet and cut out alcohol and sugar. She was taking supplements to improve her gut health and was exercising more.
"Everything I’m doing feels good, like a gift to my body," Paltrow wrote, adding that she had more energy now than she did last year.
Paltrow has been spending lockdown with her family amid the coronavirus pandemic but it has not been easy for them. During a virtual appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the star admitted lockdown had been "hardest" on her son, Moses Bruce Anthony, 14.
"What's great is that he's a skateboarder, so he can do a lot of solo, outside exercise and work on skills and tricks and stuff like that," she said, "but I think it's very hard to be 14 and ... it's tough on the ones that are still in the most intense developmental stages, I sort of observed."
Paltrow explained that her 16-year-old daughter, Apple Blythe Alison, "kind of knows who she is." It helps that she had friends whereas Moses was meant to start high school in September.
"I think it's hard socially. I've also been amazed how adaptable kids are during this time and how agile they've been," she said.
"Hats off to all these kids around the world who are just getting through it."
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