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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Is the diluted rabies saliva used by the British Columbia naturopath legal in Canada?

A few days ago I wrote about the British Columbia naturopath, Dr. Anke Zimmermann, who claims to have cured a boy’s aggression and fear of monsters, something she called a “rabies state” (no really, she wrote that), with ultra dilute saliva from a rabid dog (no really, she also wrote that). According to Dr. Zimmermann […]

Naturopath claims to treat aggression in children with diluted dog rabies saliva. No, really.

The headline just about says it all, but let’s unpack it a bit because there are many levels of WTF on display. A friend sent me this link on Facebook. At first I asked if this was from The Onion, because honestly after reading I wasn’t sure. But no, Dr. Zimmerman is really a naturopath […]

Dear Alabama Voter, I’m an OB/GYN and Roy Moore is wrong about “ninth month” abortions.

Dear Alabama Voter, I am an OB/GYN who trained to do abortions almost as late as they can go. For several years I practiced in a state with no gestational age limit, meaning I could technically have done “due date” abortions. While I don’t do abortions anymore I think it is fair to say that […]