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Child got an ear infection? Blame dairy products, says Gwyneth Paltrow

Published 19/07/2014 | 11:13

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Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow's latest theories suggest that dairy could be the cause of your child's ear infection, or that lack of zinc could be behind your child's stomach issues.

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During the week, the actress-turned-nutritionist (41) posted a blog on her website Goop to promote her latest dietary advice theories.

She wrote about American nutritionist Kelly Dorfman and her attempts to bridge the gap between medicine and diet.

Dorfman's book 'Cure Your Child With Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments' claims it is possible to cure ear infections by cutting out dairy, while ditching gluton could solve a stomach ache.

"In a study in D.C., it was found that 89pc of the time, if you take dairy out of the diet, earache resolves," the book claims.

Ms Paltrow backs up this theory in her blog post.

"The way to know if a food is bothering you is to look for signs of irritation. You or your child’s body will tell you it does not like something with a rash, a pain, or mood swings," she wrote.

She continued by listing symptoms that could point to food intolerance, that includes stomach pain, ear infections, red cheeks, eczema, asthma, temper tantrums and sleep disturbances.

"Take the suspicious food out for a month, if you can. I recommend that long because there is always a birthday party, illness, or visit from grandma that might skew the trial results. You need a long enough period to see a clear trend," she wrote.

Ms Paltrow added that you should "find a nutritionist or doctor with nutrition training" for further input.

The Academy award-winning actress seems to have returned to her dietry theories since her "conscious uncoupling" with husband Chris Martin in March.

The couple got married in December 2003 and share two children together, daughter Apple and son Moses.

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