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Gwyneth Paltrow’s detox smoothie has too much arsenic for my taste

Gwyneth Paltrow threw down the gauntlet. Having people ask about the validity of second-hand medical information from a ghost, wanting explanations about the antiparasitic properties of goat milk, or questioning the physics of recharging a jade egg with lunar energy is apparently more tiresome than adrenal fatigue. Too much entropy!  To remind herself that chicks … Continue reading

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science

Dear Ms. Paltrow, I understand you recently said that anyone who is going to fuck with you better bring their A game.   I’m pretty sure you don’t mean comment on your recipes but rather the growing exasperation from medical professionals and journalists alike at the almost constant debunking of the health “advice” and all … Continue reading

GOOP wants you to drink activated charcoal chai. Here’s why it’s crap.

Activated charcoal is one of the latest “wellness” trend and by wellness I mean things that charlatans want you to buy that have no hope of helping you. So yes my friends that leads us directly to GOOP and their latest installment in medical stupidity, activated charcoal chai. This concept is so medical inept I hardly … Continue reading

My Sweet V claims they can make your vagina smell sensual for $29.99. Just no.

There are seemingly endless ways to hack the vagina for cash. This week’s installment of vagina-cash-grab is a product called My Sweet V. The company claims their product can boost your libido and give your vagina a semi-fruity taste and a sensual smell. You know, to empower women because nothing says I’m a woman, hear me … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP give dangerous info on iodine. Their expert gets his info from a ghost.

GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony … Continue reading

Lo Bosworth wants to eliminate vaginal shame with potentially harmful products

  Today’s installment of gynecologist versus celebrity arrives courtsey of Lo Bosworth, who I must admit I had never heard of before this week. She is selling products for vaginal health and they concern me greatly. I am a board certfied gynecologist so I get to say that. Allie Jones from The Cut called earlier in … Continue reading

Glamour gives risky period advice, recommends dangerous sea sponges

Of course I clicked when this tweet from Glamour came across my timeline. The article mentions the following four products: washable period underwear, washable pads, menstrual cups, and sea sponges.  The first three are great, but menstrual sponges are not. This is what Glamour said about sponges: Yup, you can stop your period before it … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s toxic lube advice

Today’s episode of Gunter v. GOOP involves the post on lube, written of course by a naturopathic doctor, for Gwyneth Paltrow’s tepidly awaited first sex issue. After all, why ask a board certified OB/GYN when you can ask someone with infinitely less training in both medicine and science. Want to know about naturopathic training, read this … Continue reading

Don’t “detox” your vagina or uterus with a bag of herbs in your vagina. Really.

I woke up to someone forwarding this tweet: Your vagina (and your man), will thank you after you use these https://t.co/9Wx4fIEH0m pic.twitter.com/XscBbvmPOh — xoNecole (@xonecole) January 12, 2016     Yes, some company is selling tiny bags of herbs (they call them pearls) to stuff in the vagina for 3 days to cleanse your uterus … Continue reading

University of Toronto adds homeopathy to health benefits, dilutes care

While universal health care in Canada covers doctors fees and hospital stays a lot of care is fee for service. Out of pocket costs can add up for dental care, prescriptions, mental health care, glasses/contacts, and in some provinces (like Ontario, home of the University of Toronto) physical therapy. Many places of employment offer supplemental … Continue reading

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