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GOOP gives horrific and harmful advice about thyroid cancer. From a ghost.

This is no Halloween joke. The post is by Anthony William the self-described and strangely medically confident “medical medium.” William claims he was born with a the ability to commune with a high level spirit that (or is it who?) can diagnose medical conditions.  William is a GOOP regular. When GOOP and Paltrow attacked me back … Continue reading

The only thing feminist about GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow is the desire to be the female version of Infowars and Alex Jones

Gwyneth Paltrow recently claimed her detractors don’t do their homework and are afraid of empowered woman. She stated: “The difficulty is that you’re suggesting that people have autonomy over their health and some people love that and some people are like, ‘fuck you, just write me a prescription.’” she says of “challenging medicine as it … Continue reading

A lotus birth is leaving a newborn attached to a decomposing placenta

Perhaps you have heard of the latest “natural” birthing trend called a “lotus birth”? This practice involves leaving the newborn attached to the placenta until the umbilical cord separates “naturally” or, to be blunt about it, rots off. Let’s get two sets of basic facts established before we continue: The placenta receives its oxygenated blood from … Continue reading

Washington Post embraces alternative facts on adrenal fatigue, fuels death of expertise epidemic

Adrenal fatigue does not exist and by this I mean board certified endocrinologists say that adrenal glands can’t be exhausted or over worked. Internal organs don’t fatigue, it would be a pretty poor evolutionary design if they did. Early Homo sapiens had just a little more stress than we do in 2017, so if adrenals … Continue reading

GOOP gaslights women re: vaginal jade eggs claiming selling them is no endorsement!

The piece I wrote on why women shouldn’t put jade eggs in their vaginas, never mind wear them for extended periods of time, has caused quite a stir. There are major issues with the post on GOOP, which is not surprising as they did not interview a gynecologist or a pelvic floor physical therapist. My … Continue reading

Some women are treating vaginal yeast infections with garlic. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Vaginal yeast infections are common, up to 75% of women will have at least one and 5% of women suffer from chronic yeast infections (meaning four or more a year). Many women out of frustration with allopathic medicine (preventing recurrent yeast infections can be challenging) or because of their beliefs turn to alternative medicine options. … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow is still steaming her vagina for $wellness. She’s still wrong. Here’s why.

In an interview with The Cut non gynecologist, Gwyneth Paltrow extolled the virtues of “vagina” steaming for wellness or something called “swellness.” Sigh. It’s this abuse of the term wellness that bothers just as much as the idea of “vagina” steaming. That wellness is about trying unproven yet expensive mystical therapies that must be healthy … Continue reading

Livia isn’t a new off switch for period pain, it’s an expensive TENS unit

I’ve been asked so many times about Livia in the past month that I figured it’s time for me to just post on it. The makers of the device claim it is an “off switch for period pain” and that it is a “new device.” It’s neither. What Livia appears to be is a TENS … Continue reading

Whoopi Goldberg’s menstrual marijuana has lots of issues, a GYNO explains

My phone blew up this morning with health reporters asking about Whoopi Goldberg’s new health venture – medical marijuana for period pain. Why did the health reports ask me? Yes I’m a doctor on social media a lot, but I’am also board certified in OB/GYN as well as holding two different board certifications in pain … Continue reading

Andrew Wakefield is apparently a legimate source of vaccine info at University of Toronto

Earlier this year two groups of academics (scientists and faculty members) at the University of Toronto wrote letters of concern to the President of the University regarding the course Alternative Health: Practice and Theory HLTD04H3-S, Special Topics in Health taught by Beth Landau-Halpern, a homeopath. One group wrote about their concerns that the course presented … Continue reading

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