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GOOP and Tracy Anderson promote anorexia lite for fast weight loss

Summer is here so GOOP is jumping onto the “fast weight loss” fallacy quicker than a jade egg can fall out of a vagina. Their “expert” is Tracy Anderson who shockingly has a new line of granola bars to plug! She is apparently a fitness guru to the stars, but I have never really given … Continue reading

The Senate’s health care bill brings back skinny plans. This should worry you. Here’s why.

The Senate’s version of the health care bill is best summed up as a return of skinny plans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required certain essential services be covered, but before the ACA plans could basically pick and choose what they covered. Often this was very obvious as in we-don’t-cover-prescription-drugs, but sometimes what wasn’t covered … Continue reading

Vaginal ozone therapy is dangerous. Just don’t do it.

My day often starts with one of my awesome Twitter followers sending me a link to an “unusual” vaginal therapy. This morning it was a doozy.  Yes, vaginal ozone therapy. I can’t respond to every one, but this is so unethical and has such potential for harm I felt compelled to respond. First I had … Continue reading

An update on the GOOP infection post

Dear Readers, A representative of Dr. Myers’ claims she never said that magnesium is a therapy for infection and since my sources at the event missed her talk I feel I must take the word of her representative for it. I understand the talk was videoed and if it ever appears then obviously we can … Continue reading

How the Texas law banning dilation and evacuation will kill and maim women

Sometimes a pregnancy half fails. The membranes rupture before viability and an infection sets up shop in the uterus. Medically the pregnancy has to end, whether the fetus is still alive or not does not matter. If an infected uterus is left unevacuated the bacteria will eventually spread to the blood stream and it will … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow admits she doesn’t know what the f**k she’s talking about on Jimmy Kimmel

Gwyneth If-you-want-to eff-with-me-bring-your-A-game Paltrow was on Jimmy Kimmel last night and Kimmel was prepared to ask her about some of her Goop sh*t. He asked about earthing, squatting to empty your bladder, and of course the jade egg. Earthing Regarding earthing, i.e. walking barefoot, Paltrow says she really doesn’t know much, but “they say” (I … Continue reading

Menstrual blood does not contain toxins

Apparently there are some people, specifically “vegan health bloggers,” who believe that menstrual blood is toxic and so they advocate dieting to the point of losing your period, you know so the toxins never accumulate in the first place. This amounts to promoting anorexia not health and displays a complete lack of knowledge of basic … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 3-day anti bloat diet might make you GOOP your pants

Is Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP’s nutritional advice as bad as their medical advice? To answer this question I decided to try the GOOP 3-day anti-bloat diet reset. I really did start with the best of intentions and wanted to give Paltrow and her GOOPsters the benefit of the doubt. Maybe, just maybe they had their food … Continue reading

Florida issuing certificates of nonviable birth concerns me. Here’s why.

Florida just passed the “Grieving Families Act” that allows a parent to obtain a certificate of nonviable birth for a miscarriage between 9 and 20 weeks. At first blush this seems about helping families with closure and I guess this is why it received almost unanimous support across party lines, after all who doesn’t want to help … Continue reading

A newborn baby in Brazil didn’t walk, journalists made a story of a normal reflex. That’s wrong.

There is a “new viral sensation.” Ok, there is one almost every day, but this one is a NEWBORN BABY WALKING AT BIRTH LEAVING MIDWIVES STUNNED IN BRAZIL. This is not news this is normal pediatrics. The baby is exhibiting a primitive reflex called the walking or stepping reflex. There is no weight-bearing and no … Continue reading

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