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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals miscarriage: 'I nearly died'

March 18, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla

Gwyneth Paltrow suffered a miscarriage, she revealed in an interview published over the weekend, and because of another health scare revamped her entire diet. 

Paltrow, who has a son and daughter with husband Chris Martin of Coldplay, shared the personal information in the Daily Mail's Sunday magazine You.

"My children ask me to have a baby all the time, and you never know — I could squeeze one more in," the 40-year-old said, noting that seeing pal Beyonce with baby Blue Ivy makes her "very broody." "I am missing my third. I am thinking about it."

It might not be that easy, however.

"I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third and it didn’t work out and I nearly died. So I am, like, 'Are we good here or should we go back and try again?'"

Though she didn't say more, she did go into a bit of detail about a health scare she had at her London home in spring 2011 — one that landed her on a 21-day elimination diet (no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no booze, no bread, etc.) and eventually resulted in a complete diet overhaul.

Paltrow had suffered blinding pain in her head and lost control of her right hand, she said. It turned out to be a migraine and a panic attack, which led her to get a series of tests.

"I was a mess," she learned. "I was vitamin-D deficient, I had anemia, I had thyroid issues, my liver was congested, I had hormonal imbalances and a benign tumour on my ovary that had to be removed — I mean, it was crazy. I knew it was time for change."

One result of her ordeal was the writing of "It's All Good," which she's currently promoting, a cookbook that embraces the elimination diet as a baseline.

By the way, she still does have red wine or a martini along the way, she said.

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