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Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP say the joke is on you if you followed their advice

Imagine if I told you something about health and a lot of experts who knew more than I did pointed out I was wrong. They even provided sources. Imagine then instead of being embarrassed that I had passed false information on to women I doubled down and called my detractors desperate for attention and accused … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP are the Couture of Snake Oil and the Fast Food of Health

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP had another GOOPfest this past weekend. I know because several reporters who attended reached out for comment as I am apparently the only medically certified GOOP expert. What a time to be alive. Some of you may be wondering why I didn’t revisit GOOPlandia? I touched that void and it was … Continue reading

Teen Vogue’s Problematic Summer Vagina

Teen Vogue wants women to have their “Best Summer Vagina Ever,” and no that is not a recommendation for a Yankee Candle to take to the beach. The title alone is an issue because it suggests that A) everything in the genital tract is the vagina and B) that “summer vagina” is a thing. It’s … Continue reading

How does a placenta previa “move” on ultrasound? (With video!)

Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta grows over the cervix or is too close to the cervix. This can lead to catastrophic bleeding for both mother and fetus and requires a c-section for safe delivery. Placenta previa is often suspected early on in pregnancy when an ultrasound suggests the placenta is very close … Continue reading

If Trump is the most pro life President he should ban breastfeeding

Hot of the heels of restricting federal funds for contraception for clinics that also offer abortion or refer women for abortions Donald Trump delivered the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for “Life” (a.k.a forcing women to carry fetuses to term without providing them with any assistance to have a healthy pregnancy) Gag … Continue reading

Newsweek writes tabloid worthy article on stem cells for erectile dysfunction

I will freely admit that professionally I am no penis expert, however, I know medical bullshit when I read it and that is why I am focusing on this let’s-turn-a-press-release-into-an article story from Newsweek. It caught my eye when this tweet scrolled through my feed. Pretty bold claim for a headline, so I assumed there must be … Continue reading

Dr. Oz removes warning about “fake” psychics being from “places like Romania”

Using someone’s nationality as a reason they may be untrustworthy is not acceptable. It’s worse when this idea is promoted by a physician, especially one who has the ear of the President. Yesterday I posted about Dr. Oz devoting time to distinguishing between “real” and “fake” psychics. I know. I’m running out of air quotes. … Continue reading

Dr. Oz warns viewers about “fake” psychics wants you to pay for “real” ones.

Dr. Oz has been selected by our science loving President to serve on the President’s Council for Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. This will allow Dr. Oz to get the White House stamp of approval for his “negative calorie foods” and “belly blasting diets.” I am totally sure Dr. Oz will do the right thing to … Continue reading

A menstrual pad with ground up dirt will not help your period pain

Nanotechnology. Am I right? Sigh. And with that I introduce to you the NannoPad™ with “nannogenic™” technology from nanoparticles. Here is the NannoPad™ sales pitch…. So much stupid and snake oil and skulduggery to unpack here, but as God is my witness I am going to give it a try. “Organically occurring earth elements” Mmmmk. … Continue reading

Is the diluted rabies saliva used by the British Columbia naturopath legal in Canada?

A few days ago I wrote about the British Columbia naturopath, Dr. Anke Zimmermann, who claims to have cured a boy’s aggression and fear of monsters, something she called a “rabies state” (no really, she wrote that), with ultra dilute saliva from a rabid dog (no really, she also wrote that). According to Dr. Zimmermann … Continue reading