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Scientist Debunks Gwyneth Paltrow’s Health Tips, Says Celebrities Cannot Be Blamed

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May 12
9:42 AM 2015

Professor of Public Health Timothy Caulfield called out Gwyneth Paltrow and other famous celebrities for advocating several health tips including body cleanses, colonic irrigation regimes and even vaginal steaming. Caulfield says Paltrow and other celebrities who share their diet and fitness regimen with their followers cannot be blamed; instead, Caulfield believes that it's simply the "nature of pop culture."

Gwyneth Paltrow was recently added to a long list of celebrities who claim to be "lifestyle gurus" and shares her lifestyle ideas through her newsletter, "Goop." The 42-year-old actress made headlines for preaching her fans and followers on the importance of getting a vaginal steam. Paltrow reportedly gets her vagina cleaned at the Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica and she claims that the process "cleanses your uterus, et al," helps balance out female hormones, and gives an "energetic release."

The "Iron Man" actress also recently shared a snapshot of her so-called "SNAP challenge," wherein Paltrow tried to live off a week's worth of food for less than $29. Paltrow attempted to raise awareness on the struggles of families who are living off on food stamps, but the actress was criticized for her wrong food choices.

Public Health Professor Timothy Caulfield, who authored the book, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?" criticized Paltrow for preaching health tips and mixing in "a little bit of wrong." Caulfield admitted that he tried to get in touch with the actress via her management and on Twitter, but the 51-year-old scientist only managed to reach Paltrow's cleansing doctor, Alejandro Junger.

Caulfield revealed that the idea of cleansing the body has "an intuitive appeal," but sadly, the act is "faulty in so many levels." "There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it, and yet... people really believe in it," he remarked.

Caulfield believes that Paltrow is genuine when it comes to helping other people get fit and healthy; however her advices and that of the other "lifestyle gurus" like Angelina Jolie are seemingly overpowering medical facts. Caulfield also debunks several health tips from celebrities including Kate Middleton's facial lotion, which allegedly contains bee sting venom and Victoria Beckham's bird-poop facial cream in his book, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"

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