No GOOP, we are most definitely not on the same side

Elise Loehnen, the Chief Content Officer at GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow’s right-hand woman, was recently interviewed by The Times and had some incorrect and less than flattering things to say about Cosmopolitan and yours truly. Loehnen was asked about the ongoing (and valid) concerns about much of the health content and health-related products sold by […]

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 […]

GOOP’s physician branded supplements warrant a closer look

A few months ago GOOP rolled out their line of physician approved supplements. The very best supplements curated by experts direct to you for only $90 for one month’s supply or if you sign up for a monthly delivery only $75 a month. The health claims that GOOP makes about these supplements were recently labelled deceptive […]

Ayurvedic medicines may be poisoning you. Literally.

I often read of recommendations for Ayurvedic medicine on sites espousing alternative medicine. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Ayurvedic medicine originated in India over 3,000 years ago and involves the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other health practices. I didn’t think too much about this practice as a distinct […]

Dr. Oz rattles his glass operating theater as he comes out swinging against detractors

Dr. Oz plans to strike back at the doctors who wrote a letter (see below) to the Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia calling for his resignation. Oz’s response will apparently be in the form of an episode of his show this Thursday. CNN is reporting that an Oz spokesperson had the following […]

How did the University of Toronto IRB approve a homeopathy for ADHD study?

The University of Toronto is taking heat for studying homeopathy in children with ADHD. For those of you not familiar with homeopathy, it is the practice of treating patients “with diluted natural substances aimed at stimulating the body’s healing systems” (this definition is from the paper used as the pilot study for the clinical trial […]

10 natural therapies for killer menstrual cramps

Most women report some painful or discomfort with their period. However, some women have killer cramps (the medical term is severe dysmenorrhea) and for many of them life goes on a 3-5 day hold once a month. Period pain is due to release of a substance called prostaglandins from the lining of the uterus during […]