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I fact checked Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOPY tampon claims. They’re a hot mess.

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP are hiring a fact checker because they couldn’t Word Salad their way into a publishing agreement with Condé Nast. Sigh. It is troubling that Paltrow finds medical facts tiresome and old school (per her profile in the New York Times Magazine) and yet wants to help women find good information about health. … Continue reading

Dear Science, Thank You.

Dear Science, Today my sons, Oliver and Victor, are 15 years old. It is not a miracle, it is thanks to you. Unable to get pregnant I needed infertility therapy. If you had not isolated the hormones, developed tests, and then designed medications for ovarian stimulation and to trigger ovulation I would never have become … Continue reading

An OB/GYN tackles menopause. There is no wisdom in suffering.

There is no wisdom in menopause, only heat. For many women there is also sleep disturbance brought on by a relentless cycle of waking in a drenching sweat, reigning fury on the sheets, then falling back asleep only to waken shivering as the perspiration evaporates while discarded pajamas silently torment from the corner of the … Continue reading

GOOP posts dangerous, bullshit article on heavy metals

I was hoping I could give GOOP a pass for a while. I have grown tired of the dark side of wellness that is their brand. I’m also tired of doing the job they advertised on LinkedIn for free.    However, someone sent me this atrocious piece on heavy metals and I just couldn’t stay quiet. … Continue reading

GOOP recommends a “sacred snake ceremony” for better sex. I have questions.

I did not make up the term GOOPASUTRA, but honestly it sounds like raw milk pasta, which sounds about as far from sexy as possible. But snakes, right? I mean once you have endorsed a medium as legitimate the next step is clearly a snake charmer. It’s honestly a full on traveling shit show of … Continue reading

Missed a dose or late with your hormonal birth control? Here’s a handy guide.

Wandering though the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) annual conference I came across this interesting poster.   Intrigued, I checked it out and indeed StayOnSchedule.ca is an easy to use, handy guide for what to do if you have missed a dose or otherwise fallen off schedule with your hormonal contraception. OB/GYNs field … Continue reading

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

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