Published Feb 18, 2021Goop founder and "wellness" aficionado Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she contracted COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, and as some have also experienced, she is now feeling some of the long-term effects of the viral infection.
Writing a GP's Picks entry on Goop's website, the actress has outlined her alternative treatment plan to (maybe) ease her long-hauler symptoms in a post titled "Healing My Body with a Longer-Term Detox."
[COVID] left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog. 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.
Without missing a beat, Paltrow used her illness to plug a few different Goop-approved products, including the brand's Madame Ovary supplement, something called G.Tox Detoxifying Superpowder, Seedlip's herbal nonalcoholic cocktails with a $112 "diamond-patterned double old-fashioned glass" to serve them in, a $500 infrared sauna blanket, as well as Paltrow's keto and plant-based "Intuitive Fasting" diet and her plan to abstain from sugar and alcohol.
"Cleaning up my diet, exercise, and even thought patterns last month left me feeling energized, healthier, and — believe it or not — wanting more," she explained. "I'm extending this focus further, through the full first quarter."
Whether or not any of the aforementioned methods will actually help her condition is, for now, unclear. Though after proving that no medical issue is off-limits in Season 1 of Netflix's The Goop Lab, it wouldn't surprise us if Paltrow plans to detail her woo-woo COVID recovery regimen in the series' upcoming second season.
It should go without saying, but if you find yourself seeking treatment for ongoing issues related to a coronavirus infection, please consult a medical expert — not Gwyenth Paltrow.