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    Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Gluten-Free in Advance of Iron Man 3

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    Celiac.com 05/24/2013 - Gwyneth Paltrow is gluten-free and on a publicity swing as part of her role in Iron Man 3 this spring.

    Photo: CC--YausserIn an interview in Self magazine, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow spoke a bit about the benefits of eating gluten-free, and about her gluten-free cook book due out next month.

    The 40-year old actor explained how giving up gluten has changed her life for the better. For one thing, she says, she feels lighter and more relaxed. Before going gluten-free, Paltrow says she had "a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else’s feelings more important than my own. I’d suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.”

    Paltrow has been derided by some for perhaps being too strict with her children's diets, by some for making her children a gluten-free diet, and by others for allowing them to break that diet.

    But the "Iron Man" star explained to Dr. Mehmet Oz, that the dietary restrictions were due to her children's allergies, rather than stern parenting style. She said that Moses, 6, "has very bad eczema and he's allergic to gluten and she [daughter Apple, 8] is allergic to cow dairy."

    She adds that, at home, she tries "to make everything gluten-free for him because the difference in his comfort is unbelievable when he's sticking to what he's meant to be eating."

    Paltrow's new cookbook, "It's All Good," details how she steers clear of processed grains when feeding her children, and goes out of her way to avoid gluten.

    Read more: NY Daily News, The Hollywood Gossip


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    Just fine but when will they all get off this bandwagon? I am sick of a non-celiacs getting into this area. I wish to God anymore that I did not have to eat gluten-free. I get in a bad mood over it plainly after 21 years. It is inconvenient when traveling and I am sick of saying, I can't eat that!! I am on the wrong planet and these people want to join my colony??? Go figure! GEEZ ... it is not the best diet for anyone, PERIOD. If you have to then you have to adhere but to go looking for it? Please! Get a life!

    I just found out I am celiac and my mom went on the gluten-free diet with me for support. I think it's great that people want to show support, especially a public figure like Gwyneth. It spreads awareness and will hopefully help us celiacs have more options in the future!

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    Wow. I'm really surprised at how mad celiacs can be at those of us with non-celiac gluten intolerance. geesh, if you could cure your known issues of, say, MS, migraines, brain fog, eczema, IBS, etc, why not stop eating what was in essence poisoning you? And, are the celiacs aware that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is cited by some experts as 10% of the population? that is, it is more likely that a person is non-celiac gluten sensitive than gluten sensitive. So, should we kick a famous person who recognizes and addresses health issues in themselves and their family? And, seriously, should we kick a famous person who brings a POSITIVE spotlight to gluten sensitivity?

    I agree. Celiacs don't have the monopoly on gluten-related disorders. I haven't been diagnosed with celiac but have discovered the hard way that I'm very sensitive. I had worsening symptoms that I couldn't resolve until I started dealing with gluten contamination. I went on a day trip with my family yesterday and had to pack all my meals and snacks. In restaurants, they got to order from the menus while I had to pull out my own food. It felt awkward and was pretty darn inconvenient too. We non-celiacs face many of these same issues. Considering we're all in the same gluten-free boat, we need to work together to raise awareness and support each other.

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    Just fine but when will they all get off this bandwagon? I am sick of a non-celiacs getting into this area. I wish to God anymore that I did not have to eat gluten-free. I get in a bad mood over it plainly after 21 years. It is inconvenient when traveling and I am sick of saying, I can't eat that!! I am on the wrong planet and these people want to join my colony??? Go figure! GEEZ ... it is not the best diet for anyone, PERIOD. If you have to then you have to adhere but to go looking for it? Please! Get a life!

    My theory is that the more people want to do the diet the more that people will realize how we as celiacs suffer to find good food, and then maybe more gluten free food will be available in stores.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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