complementary and alternative medicine

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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

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 is hawking coffee enemas and promoting colonic irrigation. I suspect … Continue reading

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

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