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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 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

Newsweek writes tabloid worthy article on stem cells for erectile dysfunction

I will freely admit that professionally I am no penis expert, however, I know medical bullshit when I read it and that is why I am focusing on this let’s-turn-a-press-release-into-an article story from Newsweek. It caught my eye when this tweet scrolled through my feed. Pretty bold claim for a headline, so I assumed there must be … Continue reading

Dr. Oz removes warning about “fake” psychics being from “places like Romania”

Using someone’s nationality as a reason they may be untrustworthy is not acceptable. It’s worse when this idea is promoted by a physician, especially one who has the ear of the President. Yesterday I posted about Dr. Oz devoting time to distinguishing between “real” and “fake” psychics. I know. I’m running out of air quotes. … Continue reading

Dr. Oz warns viewers about “fake” psychics wants you to pay for “real” ones.

Dr. Oz has been selected by our science loving President to serve on the President’s Council for Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. This will allow Dr. Oz to get the White House stamp of approval for his “negative calorie foods” and “belly blasting diets.” I am totally sure Dr. Oz will do the right thing to … Continue reading

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