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Gwyneth Paltrow’s New $425 GOOP Cleanse ‘A Waste Of Time And Money,’ Say Doctors
hollywoodlife.com ^ | 01.05.2012 | Bonnie Fuller

Posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:11 AM PST by smokingfrog

Gwyneth Paltrow released her GOOP newsletter, Jan. 5, promoting her GOOP cleanse kit, which costs $425, but doctors interviewed by HollywoodLife say cleanses have ‘no scientific proven’ value and are ‘complete bunk’!

Don’t spend your money or your effort subjecting yourself to actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s “cleanse” or anyone else’s, say top NYC doctors.

“‘Cleansing’ is the equivalent of ’snake oil,’” says NYC internist, Dr. Robert Bos.

He adds that “there is no scientific proof” that a cleanse will help give your digestive system a break, eliminate toxins, rebuild beneficial bacteria or give you more energy, as Gwyneth promises in her GOOP newsletter.

Gwyneth’s cleanse program instructs you to drink her protein shake for breakfast, have a solid meal for lunch, another shake for dinner and take her GOOP “clean” supplements (which aren’t explained) throughout the day.

She claims that her cleanse will give “your digestive system a break” and will also “improve energy levels by bringing in high-quality vitamins and nutrients.” She also claims that her program will “rebuild beneficial bacteria” and “eliminate toxins,” and she says she has lost weight doing this in the past.

The cost of her GOOP cleanse is $425!

Now here’s what top doctors had to say about her claims:

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodlife.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: colon; diet; gossip; hollywood
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1 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:20 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like a lot of poop!


2 posted on 01/09/2012 11:46:32 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: smokingfrog

Any time I feel the need for a good cleansing, I stop in at Tong’s Thai restaurant in Springfield.
A plate of Kang Puk and you get Kang Puk Gut !


3 posted on 01/09/2012 11:46:55 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I do something similar... if I need a cleaning out, all I need is some Pizza Ranch fried chicken...


4 posted on 01/09/2012 11:49:37 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: smokingfrog

A crappy topic!


5 posted on 01/09/2012 11:50:01 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: smokingfrog

she’s such a joke isn’t she?


6 posted on 01/09/2012 11:50:20 AM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year Rush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: smokingfrog

She should get her peanut sized brain GOOPED. Maybe eliminate the Marxist toxins roaming around in that vacuous wasteland of a skull.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:23 AM PST by albie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Very low percentage of body fat

8 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:23 AM PST by y6162
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To: cubreporter
Yes Paltrow is a joke and now we can make poop jokes about her. She set herself up for it.
9 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:11 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Any time I feel the need for a good cleansing, I stop in at Tong’s Thai restaurant in Springfield.
A plate of Kang Puk and you get Kang Puk Gut !”

Along the same lines, those of us who are lactose-intolerant get a pretty good clean-out from a pint of Haagen-Dazs!


10 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:23 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: y6162
Very low percentage of body fat

And an IQ lower than her bra size.

11 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:46 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: smokingfrog

Always with the ‘eliminate toxins’ with these things. Eat a good diet. Want a “colon blow” cleanse, buy generic Psyllium husks and take a glass for a day or two.

If you fly a lot, you sometimes get backed up and that’s always worked for a friend of mine so I bought some, of course it could be the airline’s food. I take a lot of meds so it helps when they screw up your GI tract although with anti-biotic, you get the reverse affect and the last thing you want is Psyllium husks...


12 posted on 01/09/2012 11:56:36 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: smokingfrog

Based on the photos from my colonoscopy it appears the colon is completely clean from a simple fast and laxative, in my case I believe it as Go Lightly. Colon walls were pink and nothing else there.


13 posted on 01/09/2012 11:56:50 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: smokingfrog

She’s a huge Obama supporter, so why should we be surprised that she hawks another massively expensive fad product that has been proven ineffective?


14 posted on 01/09/2012 11:58:08 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: paterfamilias
Along the same lines, those of us who are lactose-intolerant get a pretty good clean-out from a pint of Haagen-Dazs!

I hate to make light of lactose intolerant but I used to laugh at it because I thought it was a made up thing but no, I know someone who has it and it is no joke.

15 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:03 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: smokingfrog

My wife made me watch Country Strong. That movie sucked.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:25 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: smokingfrog
Paltrow briefly studied art history before dropping out of the University of California ... s pffft

then the ho had 3 long term relationships before settling down with current husband (who can't be too bright)

she named her spawn Apple and Moses... enuf said...

17 posted on 01/09/2012 12:00:09 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: cubreporter

She’s always good for some funny comments on FR!


18 posted on 01/09/2012 12:01:52 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: smokingfrog
Also those health and body salons use tout the Ion foot bath de-tox treatments [the salon went out of business by me]..the foot bath water turns colors and/or black from organ drainage from the kidneys, liver,etc said bringing out all the bad stuff out of your system. All this stuff is allowed in the US as falls under some Natural herbalistic type category. This International scam originated in the UK.

The Kadashians had a spot "at the spa" where Kourtney K. tried to push this treatment on her sister--the oil enema--which was part of the massage. First of all who wants to gets an enema on TV? Then there are the Nude Yoga teachers.

Put a Celeb's puss or message on it..and it sells.

19 posted on 01/09/2012 12:04:29 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: smokingfrog

A couple of bucks for citrate of magnesia will “cleanse” the pipes clean as the inside of the barrel on a brand new shotgun.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 12:04:34 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: smokingfrog

GP is a GOOP


21 posted on 01/09/2012 12:04:53 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: Williams
Talk about something I'm dreading. My Doctor mentioned that last time I saw him; I'll wait another year or two for that exam.

You know what's funny is that all these 'cleanse' things inevitably mention how John Wayne was autopsied and had a lot of undigested meat (pounds of it) in his large intestine. Sounded nasty and I knew someone who was parroting the same thing so I looked into it and it's an urban legend. I don't recommend doing the same thing as I ended up reading things you will want to scrub your eyes out with Clorox to forget.

It sucks to have such a thing associated with a man's man like John Wayne.

22 posted on 01/09/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: IronJack

Actors from nepotism have always been idiots; Gwyneth, Sean Penn, John Wilkes Booth....


23 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:26 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: Lx
I remember reading the same stupid stuff about Elvis. Supposed to have had a 30 lb colon when he died or was it 50lbs. Stupid.
24 posted on 01/09/2012 12:09:23 PM PST by Ditter
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To: fight_truth_decay
Also those health and body salons use tout the Ion foot bath de-tox treatments [the salon went out of business by me]..the foot bath water turns colors and/or black from organ drainage from the kidneys, liver,etc said bringing out all the bad stuff out of your system. All this stuff is allowed in the US as falls under some Natural herbalistic type category. This International scam originated in the UK.

1) How did the spa go out of business by you, sounds interesting?

2) That sounds like those foot pads that supposedly leech the 'toxins' out of your system and turn brown as a result. I saw somewhere that they tested the end result and the color was oxidation, no heavy metals or 'toxins'.

25 posted on 01/09/2012 12:11:02 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: smokingfrog

Pretty much sums up her career too.


26 posted on 01/09/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by xp38
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To: smokingfrog
Dang, this stuff used to be cheap when I was a kid.
27 posted on 01/09/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by nesnah
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To: smokingfrog

I thought it meant she was bathing in the GOOP waterless hand cleaner.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 12:11:31 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: smokingfrog
I think we have a potential lawsuit on our hands


29 posted on 01/09/2012 12:11:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Apparatchik
"She’s a huge Obama supporter, so why should we be surprised that she hawks another massively expensive fad product that has been proven ineffective?"

Bravo!

30 posted on 01/09/2012 12:15:59 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: y6162

It’s called Anorexia.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 12:16:42 PM PST by Palladin (Vote for Rick Santorum: He is a REAL Catholic.)
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To: dfwgator
Well, it does say "Multi-Purpose".
32 posted on 01/09/2012 12:18:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: Lx
Made up? The majority of humans are lactose intolerant because they, like just about every other mammal, ‘turn off’ the gene for the enzyme lactase shortly after they cease being nursed.

In most Northern European populations, and some cattle herding African populations - there is a mutation in the control region that would result in the lactose gene being packaged up (i.e. turned off) in chromatin after breast milk was no longer part of the daily diet.

As a result some populations continue to produce lactase (the enzyme that digests lactose - the sugar in milk) throughout their life.

YAY ICE CREAM!!!!

33 posted on 01/09/2012 12:20:49 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SW6906

Never buy a product from someone who named their kid, “Apple.”


34 posted on 01/09/2012 12:21:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I've used Goop for years.
 
Never paid no $425 for it though.
 



35 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:07 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: smokingfrog

$425?

As the wise W.C Fields once said “A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.”


36 posted on 01/09/2012 12:29:53 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: DemforBush
I will say, though, at least Paltrow is easy on the eyes. Unlike the creepy guy I see hawking the same kind of product when the late night infomercials come on:


37 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:26 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: Ditter
Elvis abused so many drugs that his intestines didn't know if they were coming or going. At autopsy, he was found to be severely impacted. Severe as in severe.
38 posted on 01/09/2012 12:34:36 PM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: smokingfrog

There are some “cleansing” products that work, but only when you have a condition they will improve in the first place.

For example, if you have poor digestion, psyllium husks, similar to psyllium seed, like Metamucil, will give the fiber and bulk to improve intestinal tone and speed up your digestion somewhat.

After the stomach uses acid to digest food, it uses bile to neutralize the acid before the somewhat digested food goes into the small intestines. The bile is then reabsorbed and reused. However, bile also tends to accumulate unwanted metals that are also recirculated. For this reason, at long intervals, it is good to consume “water soluble fiber”, because it tends to bind with bile so that it is flushed from the body, so that the liver makes fresh bile.

If you live and work in a temperate place, and don’t sweat a lot, a trip to a sauna could help you skin considerably, as sweat is one means the body uses to eliminate toxins.

There are a bunch of other cleansing techniques that work, but again, only if you need them. Most people don’t.


39 posted on 01/09/2012 12:43:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Apparatchik
She’s a huge Obama supporter, so why should we be surprised that she hawks another massively expensive fad product that has been proven ineffective?

It's the Gwynnith stimulus program (billfold bulge). Is she donating the profits to democrat re-elections?

40 posted on 01/09/2012 12:55:35 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Williams

Same here. Two servings of the pre-colonoscopy elixir
and the plumbing was clean as a whistle.


41 posted on 01/09/2012 12:59:11 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: DemforBush

I saw that guy once. First though was, “what a sleazy looking dude!”


42 posted on 01/09/2012 1:07:44 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: smokingfrog

They should have bought one of my cleansing crystals. Last forever and it also gives you lots of positive energy.

Dummies.


43 posted on 01/09/2012 1:07:59 PM PST by bkepley
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To: dfwgator

Now that GOOP really works!


44 posted on 01/09/2012 1:08:31 PM PST by Seeking the truth
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I live in Houston.

No trip to the sauna is necessary...


45 posted on 01/09/2012 1:08:33 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: allmendream

<YAY ICE CREAM!!!!

I have been lactose intolerant for years. Most people of color are lactose intolerant to some degree.

I’m all about ice cream, but find that I can’t tolerate the premium stuff; too much real cream, not enough air! But give me some Blue Bunny and I’m all right, as long as I don’t eat too much at once.

I got 1 scoop of local dairy ice cream at our county fair and was sick before I got home, which took maybe 10 minutes. So yeah, no fine ice cream for me.


46 posted on 01/09/2012 1:11:33 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: smokingfrog
My wife has done lotsa research on this sort of thing, and now has the entire family on the GAPS diet.

My poor diet in the past might explain my posting history to date. :^)

47 posted on 01/09/2012 1:12:36 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: y6162

That picture makes poor Gwyneth look like one good, healthy dump and she’d fold in half like a seven-dollar suitcase and follow her own excrement down the porcelain convenience!


48 posted on 01/09/2012 1:15:56 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: y6162

So which end does it flush? ;-)


49 posted on 01/09/2012 1:21:13 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: donozark

LOL! If anyone looks like a rat leaving a ship without makeup she sure does!


50 posted on 01/09/2012 1:24:01 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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