Gwyneth Paltrow's Dangerous Advice: How Goop Is Misleading The Public With Damaging Pseudoscientific Nonsense — #090


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Gwyneth Paltrow is arguably one of the most famous movie stars on the planet, however, she's not really seen on the screen much these days. Instead, a lot of energy is focused on her company Goop, which has turned into a $250 million information distribution and sales powerhouse.

Recently it came to my attention that Paltrow and Goop have just received their own Netflix show, which inspired me to create this episode. I've been critical of what Goop does in the world of health for quite a long time, though for the most part, those views have been kept to myself. In any case, I think I need to share my opinions on the matter, to showcase why I think Goop as a company is dangerous for people's health.

Most of Goop's audience seem to be women, and because of this, women have been the target of a lot of the pseudoscientific nonsense that the company peddles, as I'll share with you in this episode. And it does get scary, with women experiencing serious damage to their bodies for following practices endorsed by Goop. The good news is that the company has been fined almost $150,000 USD for their misleading practices, though I'm sure that's not much of a saving grace to the woman who experienced second-degree burns on her vagina by taking part in a practice that has been endorsed by the company.

Mostly in this episode, I'm using Gwyneth Paltrow as an example of why you should take the health advice you get seriously, and not just believe everything you hear, read, or consume online. And yes, I mean the information you get from this podcast as well. Yes, I'm a biohacker, and yes, I care about the state of my health, but that doesn't mean I always get everything right, or that I'm creating information dedicated to your unique body and biology.

We all need to do better when vetting the information we use to make decisions about our health. But in my opinion, Goop isn't a resource anyone should be using when it comes to accurate health information based on what they've disseminated in the past.





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