Busy Philipps Opens Up About Her Anxiety & The Very Specific Diet She’s Doing To Fight Inflammation & Allergies

Busy Philipps is the definition of a modern multi-hyphenate: actress, author, soon-to-be talk-show host, influencer, and mom (to Birdie and Cricket). Perhaps most notoriously, she’s gained a legion of fans in recent years from her candid (and prolific) Instagram tales, which people tune into like a more glamorous (and self-aware) version of The Truman Show. We caught up with her in Midtown Manhattan, where she was doing a press day in support of the new Tropicana Kids juice pouches, to talk about her new sinus diet, how she deals with anxiety, and more.

The diet Busy’s using to treat her sinus issues.

True to form, Busy jumps in as soon as she sits down, opening up, ironically, about her very closed-off sinuses. “I was born with deformed sinuses, so they were always 90 to 100 percent blocked,” she told me. “I was constantly in facial pain and feeling pressure, literally since I was on Dawson’s Creek.”

She tried to treat the problem with Western medicine, opting for a surgery in May. “I felt great for the first two weeks,” she said, “and then I flew to New York and I got a cold, and I haven’t been better since.” After completely losing her sense of smell, she visited another doctor who told her that she’d developed polyps in her lower sinuses. For Busy, it was the last straw. “I was like, I’m done with this, it’s not working,” she said. “Whatever I’ve been doing—the whole approach I’ve been taking—it’s just not working.” [Full Article]