BBC: Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop series on Netflix slammed by NHS chief

31 January, 2020

Extracts below. Full text here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51312441

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Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series poses a "considerable health risk" to the public, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has said.

The Goop Lab, filmed at the headquarters of the actress's wellness brand, Goop, explores the effectiveness of alternative therapies for physical and mental illnesses...

Mr Stevens accused it of spreading "misinformation"...

Throughout the six-part series, Paltrow enlists the help of doctors, researchers and alternative health practitioners to investigate practices ranging from "energy exorcisms" to the use of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of mental-health disorders.

Mr Stevens...: "Her brand peddles psychic vampire repellent, says chemical sunscreen is a bad idea, and promotes colonic irrigation and DIY coffee enema machines, despite them carrying considerable risks to health."...

"Myths and misinformation have been put on steroids by the availability of misleading claims online."...

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