Gwyneth Paltrow wants to take your money. The press is helping her

The Wall Street Journal Magazine (WSJM) has a puff piece on Gwyneth Paltrow and her pile of GOOP. People Magazine has an even more cloying companion piece. I expect that from People, but honestly I thought the WSJM might actually offer more than a thinly veiled advertisement. I thought wrong. Both articles have a serious [...]

Jameela Jamil calls out celebrities for promoting potentially harmful weight loss supplements that could give you the shits #teamJameela

Jameela Jamil made news this week for calling out various celebrities for peddling so-called weight loss and detox supplements and teas. She also hoped they might "shit their pants in public." I am #teamJameela. Here is one of the celebrity endorsements that caught her attention, but sadly there are quite a few promoting Flat Tummy [...]

Would an organic flu vaccine convince more people to get vaccinated?

It's an interesting question, isn't it? A while back several people sent me this awesome video from The Beaverton. If you haven't seen it, please enjoy. If you have, please watch it again! It is a very on point skewering of the dangers of medical misinformation and the "natural"movement. And how society gives so-called "natural" [...]

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 [...]

Ellen Pompeo gives terrible advice about ovarian cancer screening on The Ellen Show

Ethical OB/GYNs everywhere sighed heavily this evening when they realized from the action on their Facebook and Twitter feeds that The Ellen Show broadcast incorrect and potentially harmful information about ovarian cancer screening to almost 4 million people. Millions more will likely hear about it on social media. Ellen Pompeo, who plays a doctor on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s time to winterize your vagina

I know you have all just put your decorative gourd attachments on your vibrators, sugared yourself with a candied ball of maple syrup and sweet potato, and spruced up your lady cornucopia with a pumpkin spice douche, but according to the Daily Mirror the Ice Queen cometh and she's a cruel mistress. It's winter vagina time, [...]

“Hot pants! DIY Gynecology” is a Hot Mess

A few weeks ago someone suggested I take a look at the book Hot Pants! Do It Yourself Gynecology and Herbal Remedies. After reading all 95 pages a more apt title would be From Camelot to the Clap, Ancient Gynecology for a Modern Woman. A Herbalist and a Radio Activist turn Fables into Feminism. Because that, [...]

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 [...]