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Valentine’s Day chocolates won’t give you a yeast infection

One of the most common myths that I debunk is the idea that sugar is a common cause of vaginal yeast infections. Whenever I write about this subject there is always one (but often more) person who becomes enraged and tells me “how dare” I write this because they get a yeast infection “immediately” after … Continue reading

What was the point of In Goop Health?

Since peeking through the Looking Glass that was In GOOP Health I’ve been reflecting on the purpose of it all. Paltrow says they don’t make much profit and that seems right to me. The take from the tickets would have been around $525,000 (500 of the $650 tickets and 100 of the $2000, my best … Continue reading

I tried GOOP’s recovery “bath soak” so you don’t have to

Gwyneth Paltrow has a bath every day. Whether she has always done this or is now just upping her bathing game as GOOP has a line of $35 bath soaks, I don’t know. Apparently, her evening bath is non-negotiable. She must not have to make dinner and clean up afterwards, help with home work, do laundry, … Continue reading

In GOOP Health: Wellness Panem style

I went to the GOOP Health event in New York because I know you wanted me to go. Think if it as repayment for every post of mine you liked or shared. I was on the fence about it, but my friend Dara Kass (also a doctor) convinced me to check it out. She said … Continue reading

Did the military use coffee enemas? I had to know.

I recently delved into the bowels of coffee enemas. I knew that Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP were happy to shill for Big Wellness and sell over-priced, harmful coffee enema kits and of course there are many “integrative” doctors firmly on the groundless coffee enemabandwagon, but honestly I really thought coffee enemas were something people spoke … Continue reading

With Trump’s physical pay attention to what’s missing compared with Obama’s last exam

President Donald Trump had his physical exam today. The Press Secretary told us that he was in “excellent health.” The results will be in next week. Actually, to be more precise “some of the details” will be in next week. That could be because some test results are still pending (although most bloodwork will be … Continue reading

Doctor on SXSW wellness advisory board wonders if Bill and Melinda Gates are “Profit-mongering sadists.” Melinda Gates is speaking at the conference.

The South By Southwest conference, SXSW, recently announced that Melinda Gates will be speaking.   Bill and Melinda Gates and their foundation have taken on many philanthropic roles around the world. From a health care standpoint they have, for example, championed vaccines and dedicated resources to accelerating the decline of human immunodeficiency virus worldwide. What I find curious … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP recommend irrigating your rectum and colon with coffee. Don’t.

It seems January is Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to month for promoting dangerous things that should not go in or near an orifice. January 2016 brought us vagina steaming, January 2017 brought us jade eggs, and here we are in the early days of January 2018 and goop.com is hawking coffee enemas and promoting colonic irrigation. I suspect … Continue reading

What you shouldn’t put in your vagina: 2017’s greatest hits

It seemed as if the medical Internets of 2017 was as the mercy of a random vagina-woo generator. No sooner had I written an impassioned plea about why substance X shouldn’t go into the vagina I was getting tweets and Facebook messages about object Y. I blame Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean why not, but if … Continue reading

A magnet next to your vagina will not treat hot flashes (or anything else)

It appears Gwyneth Paltrow does not have a corner on the “rock in your crotch” market as LadyCare, a product apparently not named by Ron Burgundy, is selling a magnet to clip to your underwear with claims that it can cure pretty much everything, from hot flashes to low libido to stress. Take that you low … Continue reading

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