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Gwyneth Paltrow wants to monetize menopause

Gwyneth Paltrow is out to monetize menopause. She’s telling everyone about her pre menopausal journey and COINCIDENTALLY has a  supplement called Madame Ovary. Ha ha. Get it? A play on Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. The name did make me wonder if anyone at GOOP has actually read the book, because as much as I enjoyed it … Continue reading

Sorry Gwyneth Paltrow, a lot of products and therapies offered on GOOP are pseudoscience

Gwyneth Paltrow was recently interviewed by the BBC about GOOP’s British invasion. She was asked about the criticisms of a “Canadian Gynecologist” and about much of GOOP’s products and health advice being categorized as pseudoscience. I am not the only person to suggest there are a variety of dubious and unsupported medical recommendations and therapies … Continue reading

I reviewed all 161 of GOOP’s wellness products for pseudoscience. Here’s what I found.

Abstract Objective: To identify evidence that Gwyneth Paltrow is correct in her statement that the website GOOP does not sell pseudoscience. Materials and Methods: A search of the products sold on GOOP.com in the wellness section. Results: Biologically implausible therapies and ill-researched products were identified. The majority of health products (90%) could not be supported … Continue reading

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Did the District Attorney Bring Their A game?

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Once upon a time (okay, last year) you said that anyone who was going to fuck with you had better bring their A game. This, I was led to believe, was a response to concerns that I and others had raised about the quality of the advice and value of the products … Continue reading

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

GOOP posts dangerous, bullshit article on heavy metals

I was hoping I could give GOOP a pass for a while. I have grown tired of the dark side of wellness that is their brand. I’m also tired of doing the job they advertised on LinkedIn for free.    However, someone sent me this atrocious piece on heavy metals and I just couldn’t stay quiet. … 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

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

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

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