Nor is he thrilled with the macrobiotic diet, because he's opposed to "anything that gets rid of whole food groups," he said. "It's basically dairy-free and meat-free."
In recent years, Paltrow has also followed a strict exercise regimen devised by her trainer, Tracy Anderson, who also trained Madonna. Paltrow told Oprah Winfrey in 2008 that she exercises six days a week, using stretchy bands and light weights. In addition to a 40-minute cardio dance routine, she does leg crunches and arm exercises in a heated room.
Paltrow's condition could be a cautionary tale for young women.
"I tell mothers to tell their teen daughters," Honig said, "to drink milk, exercise, don't smoke, no crazy fad diets, keep their body weight where it should be and they are going to protect themselves against a lot of issues."
For women in their late 20s and 30s, he added, "check things out and don't get too crazy."