Paltrow helps father fight cancer

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 12:49 PM IST

London: Gwyneth Paltrow turned to macrobiotic diet and alternative medicine hoping it will cure her father`s throat cancer.

The Oscar-winning actress, who was very close to her late father, has released a healthy cookbook dedicated to his memory, Contactmusic reported.

"I was convinced he could heal himself with good foods and alternative medicine, even if he was resistant to the perhaps naive idea.

"I read everything that linked pesticides, growth hormones and preservatives to cancer. I enlisted a macrobiotic counsellor, who said she had healed herself from cancer by eating this way, and I brought in a chef to get us started," she said.

"All the information I gathered made an impact on me. In a bid to heal my father by proxy, I went strictly organic, local and macro and eliminated dairy, sugar, meat, liquor and gluten... although sometimes I wanted a slice of cake or a martini with olives."