Gwyneth Paltrow is under fire from health professionals after hopping on a “wellness” podcast and promoting everything but.
On the Art of Being Well podcast, Paltrow promoted a 24-hour routine of bone broth, coffee, fasting and vegetables. Professionals are concerned that this is nothing but disordered eating due to the lack of vitamins and nutrients from proper food.
She also promoted IV drips to fill your body with vitamins (I wonder why she needs those) and admitted to using “ozone therapy rectally”, among other things.
Here are the videos below:
And now here is a little round-up of some professionals and other content creators slamming this so-called “wellness” advice:
“For the vast majority of people, this is not going to be healthy physically or psychologically.
“Maybe don’t take any kind of advice from someone who released a candle that smells like their hoo-ha.”
“So on brand for both of us” – you mean promoting disordered eating habits? I agree. Lets NOT normalise unnecessarily using things that are typically used in CLINICAL settings for actual medical issues 🤦🏼♂️ – and NO you dont need to detox 🚩 #nutritionist #gwynethpaltrow #nutrition #wellnesstips #personaltrainer #lukehannanutrition
TikTok’s Dr Rubin slammed the TikTok in which Paltrow and the podcast’s host bond over their frequent use of IV’s.
“You do not need an intravenous infusion of vitamins,” said Dr. Rubin.
“It’s not shown to have any benefit, it’s only a way to show some type of elitism.
“Eating food is okay.”
Other content creators called out Paltrow’s “deadly” promotion of disordered eating.
“Regardless of platform or money or fame, at the end of the day, Gwyneth Paltrow seems to be a woman who seems to be pretty deeply in the grips of an eating disorder,” said activist AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez.
“It sounds like she’s hurting herself as much as she’s hurting others.
“That doesn’t make it okay. That doesn’t give her a pass.”
What’s being described in this video is disordered eating. It’s dangerous. It’s deadly. More so than fatness will ever be. It’s okay for us to expect more from those holding social power. No one is exempt#GwynethPaltrow #goop #EatingDisorders #FatLiberation #IntermittentFasting pic.twitter.com/sE27wRT9hy
— AnaYelsi R. Velasco Sanchez (she/her) (@brwneyedamzn) March 14, 2023
Ozone is directly (and indirectly) toxic to all animal cells. So Gwyneth Paltrow’s health advice is literally toxic. https://t.co/nYq5Bn7x05
— Ryan Marino, MD (@RyanMarino) March 14, 2023
Some folks took a more comedic approach in slamming the Shallow Hal actor.
I shed real tears at this next vid, which was loaded with delicious sarcasm.
The amount of women on TikTok stitching actress/self-styled life guru Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest video interview on her “healthy” diet 😂 pic.twitter.com/c1YpKcnu2n
— Kudsia Kahar 🇲🇾, Malaysian First (@Kudsia_Kahar) March 16, 2023
Dietician Kim Lindsay reacted to Paltrow’s video and dissected which parts of her day were actually healthy and contributed to a proper “wellness” routine and which were just dieting techniques or fads.
#duet with @dearmedia #gwynethpaltrow So much diet culture in this ‘wellness routine’. I worry about how many people will follow this. Please remember to eat regulalry over the day and enjoy all foods as part of a balanced diet xx #dietculture #wellness #dietitian
Other TikTokers claimed to be very close to Paltrow’s age but have a much healthier look to them because they consume food and most importantly, healthy fats.
Keep in mind these videos were not made to compare bodies, but instead inform young women that the body having fat on it is not only normal but incredibly important to looking good and functioning as a human.
#stitch with @dearmedia I will NOT sit silently by while the women who created MY generation’s eating disorders do it again. Y2K was a horror show of who could starve themselves in the most expensive ways. Your skin shows the deprivation. Stop glorifying Disordered Eating.
“As someone who has tried to deal with their relationship with food… this glorifying of under-eating makes me so upset,” said health and wellness blogger Janelle Rohner.
“It makes me so upset that this is being advertised as wellness.”
Stay safe out there friends and remember, it’s probably better to take advice from a talking tree in your dreams than it is to listen to Gwyneth Paltrow.
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