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Q&A with TV’s Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick took TV by storm in the early 1990s when she played Shelly Johnson in David Lynch’s quirky television series, Twin Peaks. Since then, she’s worked on a myriad of acting projects and starred in Lifetime’s supernatural drama, Witches of East End. What she does know is healthy eating. Here she sits down with GF&M to talk about her special diet and how she stays well.

Q&A: Actress Rachelle Lefevre on Special Diet Needs

It’s hard not to notice Rachelle Lefevre. Her tumbling mass of red hair, light-up smile and warm, animated personality fill the room. The Montreal-born actress got her breakthrough role in 1991 in the Canadian TV series, Big Wolf on Campus. Small parts followed, including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a film directed by George Clooney. She starred in the Genie Award-winning movie, Barney’s Version, and then in two of the popular Twilight films, where she played evil vampire, Victoria Sutherland. The 35-year-old actress recently talked with Gluten Free & More about food and her dietary issues.

Q&A: Susan Lucci on Her Gluten-Free Food Kick

After an incredible 40-year run playing iconic Erica Kane on the daytime soap All My Children, legendary Susan Lucci is relishing a juicy new role. The busy 67-year-old actress jumped from daytime television to Lifetime’s nighttime soap drama, Devious Maids, where she plays the role of Genevieve Delatour. Here Lucci talks with Gluten Free & More about her health, her dietary needs and her new role.

Q&A: Skater Valerie Maltais Describes Her Special-Needs Diet

At 6 years of age, Valerie Maltais tried on speed skates, gingerly putting one blade on the ice and then the other. “I was so afraid of being on those long blades. I was doing figure skating before then but racing was completely different,” recalls the Quebec native, now 24. Maltais knows what her body needs due to a personal history of digestive problems. Here, the 5-foot, 4-inch athlete talks about her special diet and how she keeps herself healthy and in top form.

Laura Bell Bundy Q&A: “Gluten Creates Big Issues for Me”

Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Laura Bell Bundy made her acting debut in regional theater at the tender age of nine. As she matured, so did her roles. The Southern belle originated the role of Tina Denmark in the off-Broadway production, Ruthless! The Musical, receiving a Drama Desk nomination for outstanding actress in a musical. This led to her 2002 Broadway debut in Hairspray, where she originated the role of Amber Von Tussle. She then initiated the lead role of Elle Woods in Broadway’s Legally Blonde: The Musical, receiving a Tony Award nomination.

Q and A with Actor Kristin Lehman: Dealing with a Dairy-Free Diet

Kristin Lehman, who trained classically at Canada’s Royal Academy of Dance, would have been a dancer had an ankle injury not sidelined her. Looking around for a different venue, she saw acting as a natural segue. Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Lehman now lives and works in Canada. Known to audiences in both Canada and the United States, the 42-year-old actress has played recurring roles in Felicity, Judging Amy and other television dramas. She was critically lauded for her role in the murder mystery The Killing and now stars in CTV television dramatic crime series, Motive. She’s recently completed two films, including Toronto Film Festival favorite, Arthur Newman. Lehman takes great pride in being a hands-on mom. For the past few years, her priority has been raising her 4-year-old son, Sam, with husband and fellow actor, Adam Reed. Recently, Lehman sat down with Gluten Free & More to talk about her special-diet lifestyle.

Debra Messing Q&A: Fighting Through Food and Environmental Allergies

Debra Messing didn’t rest on her laurels after starring in the hit sitcom Will & Grace. She got busy on NBC’s Smash and on the big screen’s Nothing Like the Holidays, The Women and other films. The working mom of 10-year-old son, Roman, currently co-stars on Broadway in Outside Mullingar. In 1998, Messing hit pay dirt when she was cast as Grace Adler in television’s Will & Grace. She won multiple awards, including an Emmy, while starring in the popular show, which ran for eight seasons and made her a household name. But all the while, she was struggling with severe allergies that were sometimes debilitating. Here, the 45-year-old redhead talks about that experience with Living Without.

Andie MacDowell Q&A: Gluten-Free Food, Chocolate and her “Greatest Chill Pill”

Andie MacDowell has graced the covers of countless fashion magazines, appeared in ad campaigns from Calvin Klein to Yves Saint Laurent and is currently the spokesperson for L’Oreal. She is also an accomplished actress, having received Golden Globe nominations for leading roles in Green Card, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.

Denise Richards

Actress Denise Richards looks as radiant today at age 42 as she did when she played beautiful Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film, The World Is Not Enough. Since then, her personal life has made more headlines than her professional one—marriage and divorce to actor Charlie Sheen, raising their two daughters (Sam and Lola), adopting a third (Eloise) and now being supportive of Sheen’s twin sons from his marriage to actress Brooke Mueller. Sheen’s well-publicized antics and Richards generously stepping in on behalf of his young children have kept her in the tabloids.

Eva LaRue Q&A: The Secrets to Her Allergy-Sensitive Diet

Eva LaRue’s eight-year run playing crime scene investigator Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami recently ended when the TV show was cancelled. Now the former All My Children soap star is spending more time with her daughter, Kaya, and her husband of three years, Joe Cappuccio. Living Without spoke with the actress several years ago about her soy sensitivity, discovered after her daughter, then 7 years old, developed severe skin rashes from eating soy. Here, LaRue brings us up to date on her special dietary needs.

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