15 Terrible Health Tips from Out of Touch Celebrities
Just like how you should never Google your medical symptoms (the answer is usually some kind of cancer), you probably shouldn’t be turning to celebrities for health advice either. Here are 15 celebrity health tips that you’d probably be better off not taking.
Gwyneth Paltrow loves vagacials
Gwyneth Paltrow has built an entire GOOP website/book empire on giving pretentious, out-of-touch-rich-lady advice to the unwashed masses and always somehow manages to sound completely clueless yet cultured at the same time. One of her most memorable moments was when she extolled the virtues of steam cleaning your vagina. Not only does she claim that it “cleanses the uterus,” but she also says it’s rooted in ancient Korean medicine has “healing properties.” Gynecologists however disagree, saying that the vagina is a self-cleaning organ and that steaming it could actually have adverse effects.
Shailene Woodley thinks you should eat clay
This earthy it-girl has never been shy about her natural approach to health and beauty and is known to be a fan of techniques like oil-pulling and using organic products. However perhaps her most bizarre practice is one she admitted to having picked up from a taxi driver, who is perhaps the next worst person after a celebrity to get your medical tips from. Woodley said, “I’ve discovered that [eating] clay is great for you … It is one of the best things you can put in your body.”
Tom Cruise thinks your depression is made up
Remember back in 2005 when Tom Cruise, who owns neither a medical degree nor a uterus, went on live TV and criticized Brooke Shields for treating her post-partum depression with prescription drugs? According to Tom Cruise’s religion, the Church of Scientology, mental health issues don’t exist and therefore don’t need to be treated with mind-altering drugs. According to Cruise’s “religion,” the best cure for the blues is a regimen of vitamins, exercise, and auditing, which of course we now know requires a sizeable investment of your money, time, and free-will.