17 Worst Pieces of Celebrity Health “Advice”
If you use Instagram, you’ve probably stumbled across the feed of some D-list celebrity trying to use endorsements to pay their bills, who clumsily incorporate ridiculous products like herbal supplements and waist trainers into their heavily Photoshopped photos. While this sort of shilling is pretty transparent, there are some actual celebrities who also put their nonsense health advice out there — and because they’re so famous, most of the time we don’t question what they say.
If one of these wellness ideas has caught your attention, make sure to check it out with a doctor first so they can tell you just how ridiculous it is. Here’s a list of the most insane pieces of celebrity medical advice ever:
Breast cancer can be caused by a too-tight bra
Just last year, Gwyneth Paltrow (aka the Queen of Dubious Health Advice) came under fire for giving credence to the urban legend that wearing a bra that fits you incorrectly can cause breast cancer.
She posted an article by Dr. Habib Sadeghi on her popular lifestyle blog GOOP.com, in which Dr. Sadeghi expounded on his ‘theory’ that if your bra is too tight, it can prevent your lymph nodes from cycling toxins around your body. All of his claims have been debunked.