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Female Rapper Missy Elliot, 15 Celebs with Thyroid Disorders

Friday, June 24th, 2011



Hip-Hop Music star Missy Elliott is one of many celebrities to suffer from thyroid disease, a condition that causes the thyroid gland to malfunction.  The award-winning rap singer opened up about her recent diagnosis for Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that impairs the neurological system and causes hyperthyroidism.

Graves’ Disease: It’s a Thyroid Thing

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:

  • Anxiety
  • Inattentiveness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Bulging eyeballs
  • Tearing
  • Low energy
  • Overactive bowel
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Excess perspiring
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Loss of muscular strength
  • Hypertension

Fifteen celebrities who also battle with thyroid disorders

Grammy award-winning Missy Elliott had the shock of her life recently; while driving, her leg wouldn’t respond as she attempted to step on the brake pedal.  She almost had a car accident.  A recent diagnosis indicated Graves’ disease, a condition that impairs neurological functioning.  She says, “I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad — I couldn’t even use a pen.”

Oprah Winfrey, the talk show legend who recently called it quits, admitted in 2007 that her weight gain of 20 pounds was a result of having thyroid disease.

Jillian Michaels, former fitness trainer of The Biggest Loser, keeps her thyroid and weight problems in check by exercising daily and eating a low-fat diet.

WeedsMary-Louise Parker doesn’t let an underactive thyroid get in the way of her movie star fame.

Sex & the City siren Kim Cattrall revealed that she suffers from Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland.

Katee Sackhoff, who played Dana Walsh on 24, underwent surgery for her thyroid in 2009. Although the operation was successful, the scars remain.  “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” she admitted in 2010. “I’m still in therapy trying to get over it.”

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara successfully battled thyroid disorder in 2002.  The actress who also recently gave voice to The Smurfs’ character, Odile, told reporters, “I’ve been through it all, so I don’t take life’s little dramas too seriously.  I say, don’t sweat the small stuff, because there’s bigger stuff that can really make you sweat.”

Tipper Gore, wife to former vice president Al Gore, underwent surgery to have half of a nodule removed from her thyroid gland.

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of heavy metal giant and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne, blames her longtime struggle with her weight on a thyroid condition.

Rock star Rod Stewart required surgery when a benign tumor developed on his thyroid gland.  Thankfully, the famed musician suffered no damage to his vocal chords.

Catherine Bell, star of the hit TV series Army Wives, is one of many thyroid surgery survivors.

Linda Ronstadt suffers from a lifelong underactive thyroid condition.

Model Kim Alexis claims that diet and exercise have helped her avoid weight gain, a symptom of her hyperthyroidism diagnosis.

Former president George Bush and his wife, Barbara, both suffer from Graves’ disease.

Film critic Roger Ebert gives two thumbs down to living with thyroid disorder, a condition with which he has had his battles.

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15 Gluten-Free Glitterati, from Aniston to Zooey

Monday, June 13th, 2011



For many celebs, gluten-free dieting is not just about Celiac.


It’s a light, gentler diet: that’s what today’s celebrities have to say about gluten-free dieting, a food plan which eliminates all products which contain gluten, a protein which occurs naturally in wheat, rye and barley.

The gluten-free diet evolved as a treatment for celiac disease, a gastrointestinal disorder that affects 1 in 133 US citizens. It seems that today’s hottest entertainment A-listers have gluten intolerance; celebrities such as indie-star Zooey Deschanel and The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck have gone off gluten-rich breads, pastries and pasta in lieu of gluten-free specialty goods.

So, where do the rich and famous go to indulge in celiac-friendly treats? To BabyCakes, which has branches in Los Angeles, New York and Orlando, and specializes in baked goods that are free of refined sugar, gluten, casein, soy, wheat and animal products such as eggs and milk.


Don’t be a Glutton for Gluten

Here are 15 celebrities who have shared their experiences about gluten-free dieting:

1) Zooey Deschanel once guested on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, demanding that contestants concoct a vegan gourmet meal for her that was also gluten-free and soy-free. Zooey has since given up the vegan lifestyle, but remains true to gluten-free living, given that she is allergic to the wheat protein.

2) Comedienne Jenny McCarthy believes that her son, Evan, developed autism from a rubella vaccine. She attributes his current well-being and decreased symptoms of autism to a gluten-free diet.  “We believe what helped Evan recover was starting a gluten-free, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and antifungals for yeast overgrowth that plagued his intestines,” said the outspoken activist to CNN.com.


3) Gwyneth Paltrow published her favorite gluten-free recipes on her website, Goop.com.  Although she is not a sufferer of celiac disease or gluten allergy, Gwyneth claims that cutting gluten out of her life has helped her maintain a healthy weight.

4) The View‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck spoke about her celiac disease and commitment to gluten-free living on Good Morning America, where she also pitched her cookbook, The G-Free Diet. When asked about her adjustment to what many consider a restrictive diet, she answered,  “You’re not deprived… You’re more energized.”

5) Jennifer Aniston owes her slim waistline to the “Baby-Food Diet,” the short-lived weight-loss plan consisting of small jars of pureed, gluten-free vegetables and fruits.


6) Keith Olbermann, host of Countdown, chose a gluten-free diet after being diagnosed with celiac disease.

7) Victoria Beckham is allergic to dairy, but also harbors a secret addiction to gluten-free chocolate cookies.

8) Rachel Weisz, star of 2010′s The Whistleblower eschews gluten because of her wheat intolerance.


9) Dana Delany of television’s Body of Proof declared that since she quit eating gluten products, she feels less “bloated and sluggish.” The former Desperate Housewives star, who was diagnosed as gluten-intolerant, told Prevention that she also skips meat, opting instead for fish, tofu and veggies.

10) Juliette Lewis has not come out of the closet as a celiac or gluten-intolerant patient, but it has been rumored that the upcoming Foreverland star favors non-glutinous noshes.

11) Chelsea Clinton’s gluten-free wedding cake was the talk of the town. Her 2010 New York wedding menu featured vegan gourmet main meals, gluten-free side dishes and grass-fed organic beef for the non-vegan guests.  Her father, former president Bill Clinton, has also had his flings with gluten-free treats.

12) Not to be outdone by Chelsea, Madonna served gluten-free brownies at her 52nd birthday bash.


13) Discovering he has a gluten protein allergy has been the best thing to happen to tennis star Novak Djokovic. Since swearing off pizza, pretzels and beer, the celebrated athlete has ruled the court.

14) Jennifer Esposito, multi-talented actress and star of TV’s Spin City and Samantha Who? has never felt better since she was informed she had celiac disease and proceeded to cut the gluten out of her diet.

15) Terence Stamp, who played Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars: Episode I, also joins the ranks of celebrities who have sworn off gluten products.

Read more about gluten-free dieting:

Celiac Disease and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

6 Great Diets for Autistic Children

Can a Gluten-Free Diet Ease Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?











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