AceShowbiz - The first ever edition of Goop magazine features none other than the life style brand founder Gwyneth Paltrow. The 44-year-old actress is covered in mud from the neck down. She seemingly wears tiny undies and nothing else. "Earth to Gwen," reads the tagline.
In her cover story, the mother of two reveals about getting bee venom injected into her C-section scar. "The doctor stings you [with a live bee] like it's an acupuncture needle," she says. "I had it done on my cesarean scar… I had some buckling in the scar, and it really evened it out."
Returning to nature is another alternative remedy to living a healthy life for her. She says, "For me, when I take my shoes off and walk in the grass, it's so healing. It's hard to find scientific evidence for the idea that 'I feel good.' But by trying, you get so much juice out of life."
Her late father who lost battle from cancer in 2002 made her change her lifestyle. She recalls, "I was sort of pushing this can of processed protein food directly into his stomach. And I remember thinking, 'Really? Is this really healing? There's a bunch of chemicals in this.' It was the first time I contemplated [the idea] that you could have autonomy over your own health."
She also recalls her first cleanse, "I remember standing in a hippie health-food store in Greenwich Village and I saw a little paperback book describing a 'master cleanse,' and I was like, What's that? I remember the next day [after I finished the cleanse] I was like, Oh, wow, I just did this cleanse, and I feel so much better. I can have a beer and a cigarette now, right?"
Although she always tries to live a healthy life, the "Mortdecai" star is not overly worried about failing. "You can only be a perfectionist if you think, erroneously, that there's a finish line in life. I try to succeed and fail all the time in all kinds of ways," she explains.