Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken about the death of her beloved father – insisting she tried using “Eastern medicine” to ease his suffering.
Bruce Paltrow was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and his eventual death in Italy in 2002 left the Iron Man star totally devastated.
And Paltrow admits that before her father passed away, she tried using alternative remedies in a bid to nurse him back to health.
She says, “In 1998, I was filming The Talented Mr. Ripley in Ischia, a little island off the coast of Naples in Italy. I got a call that changed my life. My father had been diagnosed with throat cancer, and it was stage four. Although he underwent treatment and survived for another four years, I watched his health deteriorate slowly until his death in 2002.
“During this time I began to read about Eastern medicine and the body’s capacity to heal itself. I tried to get my father on board – with mixed results. He loved acupuncture but hated macrobiotic food, which he likened to ‘biting into The New York Times.’”