Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter, Goop, and its nonsense ramblings has long been an irritation to me. The woman has no medical training and offers ludicrous advice, not to mention suggestions for everything from clothing to household items that are so costly they'd eat my whole check. Parks and Recreation has done incredible spoofs of her "work." She's competely out of touch with the rest of us "peasants," which makes her annoying at best, but now one of the pieces of advice that she gives her readers has led to the death of a woman.
The woman may or may not have been a reader of Goop, but she did use bee sting therapy, which can create sensitivities if used over time. Doctors have long warned against its potential harmful effects but the spread of misinformation has made it sound like a godsend treatment.
Please don't follow the advice of celebrities over that of your doctor.
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