Speculation Rises Over Peaches Geldof’s Extreme Juice Cleansing Habits In Relation To Her Death

Did Peaches Geldof's frequent and lengthy juice cleansing contribute to her death?

Confusion, sadness and speculation surround the untimely death of Peaches Geldof, whose body was found yesterday at her home in Wrotham, Kent, a village in England. While the tragedy has been declared “unexplained and sudden,” there was no evidence of drugs in Peaches’ home at the time of her death nor was there a suicide note, leading to a belief that it was due to natural causes. Therefore, all the awful jokes people have made on Twitter should quickly cease (and should never have been made, but the Internet is horrible).



Yeah, a person’s death sure is the best time to make jokes! Anyway, there is another theory completely unrelated to drugs regarding how Peaches may have died: juice cleansing.

Apparently, Peaches told OK! that she had juice for three meals a day for a month at a time.

“I do diet – I do juicing. You juice vegetables and then you drink it three times a day. It’s gross. I do it usually for about a month.
“I have no will-power but with the juicing I’m like: ‘I have to do it because I have to lose this extra ten pounds.’ I’ll lose it and then I’m back going mental for the chips. I juice and then I eat chips.”

At the time, she explained that trying to fit into the small range of “acceptable” appearances that the entertainment industry demands was difficult.

“Sometimes it’s hard. If you open any high-fashion magazine, the girls in it are stick-thin and then they’ve been air-brushed down to the point where it’s just like, ludicrousness. I have days when I wake up and think: ‘I’m so fat.’”

It is a sad but highly prevalent truth: we are continuously shown female bodies that are slender, and while many women are indeed naturally thin and face prejudices of their own, the rest who are not wind up dealing with quite a bit of pressure from the media, themselves, and even their loved ones.

Frighteningly, at the time of the interview, a spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association named Cath Collins to the Daily Mail that Peaches’ diet was dangerous:

“Surviving on fruit is a very dangerous diet. Peaches is at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to acute cardiac arrest. It is what kills anorexics.”

All of this has led to speculation that Peaches passed away due to her diet. While we still don’t know what caused Peaches’ death, we can only hope for the best for her children and loved ones. And that people will stop making horrible jokes, because seriously.

Photo: Pierre Suu/Getty Images

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      Those Twitter “jokes” make me sick. When is death funny? Especially when making false accusations. Also..so sad about the juicing. Even if it’s not the cause of her death, it just goes to show the scary side of binge dieting & to such extremes! it is SO unhealthy too, as is weight fluctuation. Rip Peaches :(

    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Those tweets make so angry — speculating on her death is one thing, but saying that her death is “no great loss” because the person thinks she ODed is so horrible. Her family must be devastated.

      • JLH1986

        Even if she had ODed not caring that another human being died is not ok. :(

      • Kaitlin Reilly

        Agreed! The internet is full of jerks. :(

    • scallywag

      Is it possible that Peaches Geldof lived two very distinct lives. One for the public, feeding off her family’s glam and notoriety and one for herself where she reeled from it in self sabotage which included extreme dieting and a predilection towards anorexia?

      Was this years in the making or just a final decision that she could not bear it all anymore, the facade, the heart ache and the dichotomy she had become….and from where she had risen as she increasingly chose to abstain from even eating…?


    • J_Doe5686

      It’s sad. It’s sad that her kids are going to grow without their mom and when they get older they might read these tweets and get heart broken. And all because their mom was trying to fit into this mold of impossible beauty.

    • Terry Evans

      You never trust a junkie.