As part of her recovery, the lifestyle guru said she has embarked on a “keto and plant-based” regime, with no sugar and alcohol, and takes infrared saunas. She said a “functional medicine practitioner” had recommended an “intuitive fasting” healing regime.
Professor Stephen Powis, the national medical director for the NHS in England, criticised this type of response on Wednesday, saying that “serious science” should be applied and that “influencers” have a responsibility to promote it.
“Like the virus, misinformation carries across borders and it mutates and it evolves,” he said.
“In the last few days I see Gwyneth Paltrow is unfortunately suffering from the effects of Covid. We wish her well, but some of the solutions she’s recommending are really not the solutions we’d recommend in the NHS,” he added.