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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals that her late father Bruce’s battle with cancer is what led her to the start of her wellness journey at age 25.

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Gwyneth Paltrow attributes her interest in health and wellness to her late father Bruce Paltrow's battle with cancer. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, died of throat cancer at the age of 59 in 2002 (pictured in New York in October 2001).

Gwyneth Paltrow attributes her interest in health and wellness to her late father Bruce Paltrow’s battle with cancer.

The influencer, 51, who headlined the MAKERS conference in Beverly Hills, took to social media shortly after to host an ‘Ask Me a Question’ session.

The first question that came up was “How did you get to wellness?”

The Goop founder, who was at her company’s headquarters in Santa Monica, said it all arose from a family tragedy.

“I got into the wellness world when my father was diagnosed with cancer when I was about 25,” she said.

Gwyneth Paltrow attributes her interest in health and wellness to her late father Bruce Paltrow's battle with cancer. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, died of throat cancer at the age of 59 in 2002 (pictured in New York in October 2001).

Gwyneth Paltrow attributes her interest in health and wellness to her late father Bruce Paltrow’s battle with cancer. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, died of throat cancer at the age of 59 in 2002 (pictured in New York in October 2001).

“That started to catalyze my foray into understanding food, environmental toxins, food as medicine, and alternative things like acupuncture,” she explained.

“So it started a long time ago… I don’t know, in the mid-90s, thanks to my dad.”

Gwyneth worked with the esteemed director on the 2000 film Duets, two years before his death from throat cancer at age 59.

The Shakespeare in Love star revealed in March 2023 that she was following an anti-inflammatory diet under the direction of her doctor to deal with long Covid.

‘So, lots of cooked vegetables, all kinds of protein and healthy carbohydrates to really reduce inflammation. “It has been working very well,” he maintained, adding, “This is based on my medical results and the extensive testing I have done over time.”

About him The art of being well Podcast, with Dr. Will Cole, the wellness guru explained, she also exercises for an hour every day. “So I’ll go for a walk or do Pilates or do my Tracy Anderson toning workout.”

The American Institute for Cancer Research reported: “Scientific evidence shows that eating primarily plant-based foods (whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans) plays an important role in preventing cancer and contributing to a healthier life.”

‘This is because plant-based foods are rich in types of fiber, nutrients and phytochemicals (natural substances) that can help prevent cancer. Plus, plant foods can help you manage your weight and give you the energy you need to enjoy physical activity.

The Goop founder, 51, revealed: “I got into wellness when my dad was diagnosed with cancer when I was about 25,” during a social media Q&A after being asked “How Did you reach well-being?”

The influencer said her father’s diagnosis “started to catalyze my foray into understanding food, environmental toxins, food as medicine, and alternative things like acupuncture.”

Gwyneth's mother, Blythe Danner, 81, is a cancer survivor and is in remission from the same cancer that claimed her husband's life. The Emmy winner said she used alternative therapies in addition to Western medicine to combat the disease (pictured in West Hollywood, CA, in May 2015).

Gwyneth's mother, Blythe Danner, 81, is a cancer survivor and is in remission from the same cancer that claimed her husband's life. The Emmy winner said she used alternative therapies in addition to Western medicine to combat the disease (pictured in West Hollywood, CA, in May 2015).

Gwyneth’s mother, Blythe Danner, 81, is a cancer survivor and is in remission from the same cancer that claimed her husband’s life. The Emmy winner said she used alternative therapies in addition to Western medicine to combat the disease (pictured in West Hollywood, CA, in May 2015).

Gwyneth’s mother, Blythe Danner, 81, is a cancer survivor and is now in remission after suffering from the same oral cancer that took her husband.

The Emmy winner revealed that she combined some alternative therapies with Western medicine to combat the disease. An estimated 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Another question in the Q&A session was whether The Politician star believed in reincarnation.

“I guess I believe in reincarnation,” he admitted, “but I wish I didn’t.”

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