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Don't blame Gwyneth Paltrow for Goop's success

Updated: Jan 27



Goop deserve all the criticism that's been flying their way but to *only* concentrate on them is to miss the reason snake oil wellness peddlers like goop and charlatans like chiropractors are doing so well. The modern medical system is failing a lot of people.


I'm not suggesting for a moment that those highlighting the pseudoscience and danger of goop are wasting their time - especially ahead of Netflix's disappointing decision to air 'The Goop Lab', which will spread goop's BS yet further. I believe we should challenge bad science wherever we see it. I am just providing a slightly wider picture to explain why alternative medicine continues to enjoy success despite so many wonderful advances in actual medicine.


I'm a practicing doctor and like almost all my colleagues, there are many aspects of modern medicine that frustrate me. This channel deals with a lot of them. I believe we need to spend as much time turning a spotlight on the medical system as we do on the quacks and wellness gurus.

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