Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Discussions related to nutrition or medical research. Please remember that this is a discussion forum, not a medical advice dispensing forum.

Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby Braininvat on January 9th, 2018, 1:23 pm 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/09/gwyneth-paltrow-goop-coffee-enema-colonic-irrigation

Nice takedown of the whole pseudoscience of "detoxing" the colon from an OB/GYN who blogs in the interest of public safety.
User avatar
Braininvat
Resident Member
 
Posts: 5933
Joined: 21 Jan 2014
Location: Black Hills
Dave_C liked this post


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby BadgerJelly on January 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm 

The whole poop thing is a legitimate force for health. I imagine some people would benefit in some way. I think this is generally a very shoddy and primitive form of treatment that probably has success due to what we now know about the benefits of fecal transplants and such?

I am speculating, not sure how colonic would kick-start the production of more healthy fecal matter?
User avatar
BadgerJelly
Resident Member
 
Posts: 4715
Joined: 14 Mar 2012


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby zetreque on January 9th, 2018, 1:45 pm 

I am not interested or believe in enema's, there is no way in hell I would put coffee near there, but I have to say that that is the worst article I have ever read by The Gaurdian. It's more biased and written by someone who is emotional than informative or helpful.

I do know that the colon is extremely important to health though.
User avatar
zetreque
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 3267
Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Location: Paradise being lost to humanity
Blog: View Blog (6)


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby Braininvat on January 9th, 2018, 1:52 pm 

I found it helpful, as I was unaware of how dangerous the procedure is. I just thought it was unpleasant. (not from personal experience, I hasten to add) :-)

What sort of bias do you think the physician brought to her article?
User avatar
Braininvat
Resident Member
 
Posts: 5933
Joined: 21 Jan 2014
Location: Black Hills


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby zetreque on January 9th, 2018, 1:56 pm 

To me it sounds like the author has a personal problem with both Gwyneth and is grossed out by poop. It is also written with emotion and in a way to perhaps gain readership.
User avatar
zetreque
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 3267
Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Location: Paradise being lost to humanity
Blog: View Blog (6)


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby Braininvat on January 9th, 2018, 2:02 pm 

Can't blame her for trying to get clicks, if she has a rational belief that public safety is at stake. She is a doctor who blogs on public health. I didn't feel that her dim view of Paltrow's "Goop" franchise kept her from making valid criticisms based on clinical research. Guess we will have to disagree on this.
User avatar
Braininvat
Resident Member
 
Posts: 5933
Joined: 21 Jan 2014
Location: Black Hills


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby zetreque on January 9th, 2018, 2:05 pm 

aha, this HAS been an ongoing emotionally charged battle between Jen and Gwyneth.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/07/163302/gwyneth-paltrow-goop-doctors-response
July 13th 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow knows that plenty of people think Goop is silly. Namely, she knows that Jen Gunter, MD, an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, has had plenty to say about Goop, having previously debunked many of the wellness brand's claims.
User avatar
zetreque
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 3267
Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Location: Paradise being lost to humanity
Blog: View Blog (6)


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby zetreque on January 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm 

It's an ongoing drama between the two and looks rightly so. Gwyneth has some kooky ideas and probably gives the worst name possible to enema's.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/06/161871/vagina-glitter-bomb-doctor-health-warning

I prefer to stay out of their drama. Though I'd be too afraid to do one myself I am interested in the science of enema's because many people swear by them.
User avatar
zetreque
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 3267
Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Location: Paradise being lost to humanity
Blog: View Blog (6)


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby Braininvat on January 9th, 2018, 2:23 pm 

I swear when I see an unnecessary apostrophe.

I haven't clicked on the last link, but a phrase like "vagina glitter bomb" ensures I probably will. :-)
User avatar
Braininvat
Resident Member
 
Posts: 5933
Joined: 21 Jan 2014
Location: Black Hills


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby Dave_C on January 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm 

I would side with the author as well. Sounds like Gwyneth is not only a charlatan, but a dangerous one.
User avatar
Dave_C
Member
 
Posts: 277
Joined: 08 Jun 2014
Location: Allentown


Re: Keeping Gwyneth Paltrow Away From Your Rectum

Postby someguy1 on January 10th, 2018, 9:12 pm 

Dave_C » January 10th, 2018, 12:57 pm wrote:I would side with the author as well. Sounds like Gwyneth is not only a charlatan, but a dangerous one.


#Oprah2020 has championed many pseudoscientific products as well. There's a bigger market for pseudoscience than there is for science.
someguy1
Member
 
Posts: 600
Joined: 08 Nov 2013



Return to Health and Nutrition

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests