Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she contracted COVID-19 early in the pandemic and has persisting symptoms.
That would put the Oscar-winning “Shakespeare In Love” actor among the 10% of coronavirus patients who are long-haulers, according to researchers.
In a recent post titled “Healing My Body For A Longer-Term Detox” on her GOOP lifestyle website, Paltrow casually dropped the revelation after an introduction about cleaning up her diet.
“A little background: 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.”
Paltrow said she consulted with a functional medicine practitioner, who told her “the road to healing was going to be longer than usual” and put her on a keto- and plant-based regimen. The “Iron Man” star spent much of the remainder of her article hawking products for sale on her GOOP site.
Long-haulers test negative for the disease, but its impact lingers. “This condition can affect anyone ― old and young, otherwise healthy people and those battling other conditions,” according to UC-Davis Health. “It has been seen in those who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and patients with very mild symptoms.”
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