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24 Borderline Insane Pieces Of Advice Gwyneth Paltrow Has Given The World

List RulesVote for the most insane pieces of advice from Gwyneth Paltrow's blog.

Goop is a blog curated by Gwyneth Paltrow and a place where she navigates from the mundane to the downright bizarre. With what can be considered as unrelatable and often ridiculous advice, she jumps from how to make a bed to the phenomenon that is vaginal steaming. She just can't seem to get a handle on any of the meat in the middle, and her veganism isn't even a factor. What's the weirdest Gwyneth Paltrow diet and lifestyle advice on Goop? There's lots of it.

If there were a Euler diagram to showcase the relationship between what successful Hollywood actress Paltrow thinks is necessary information vs. what the rest of the world thinks is necessary information, the circles literally wouldn't touch. Since its inception, Goop.com has provided for much better fodder and mockery than advice. It is arguably a safe place, not for fashion, hair, cooking, and life advice, but for all of Paltrow's humblebrags, wish lists, and attempts to connect to the public in the most bourgeoisie way. 

Paltrow has created enough out-there content for audiences to line up and judge for ourselves. What is the most bonkers piece of advice on Gwyneth Paltrow's blog? Let's look at what's in the box, enter the exclusive world of Goop, and pick a winner.

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    Get Great Skin By Letting Bees Sting You - Advice That Ended A Woman

    In 2018, an article in the Journal of Investigational Allergology revealed a 55-year-old woman passed from something called apitherapy. This is a form of therapy in which a patient is intentionally stung by bees. Proponents claim it can reduce inflammation and scarring, but scientists and doctors find the therapy dangerous. In the article, authors P. Vazquez-Revuelta and R. Madrigal-Burgaleta state there is limited proof the therapy is safe and that it actually has great potential to be dangerous.

    This is especially true with repeated therapy, which could make someone much more sensitive to bee stings. The woman who passed from the therapy had been receiving it every four weeks for two years. During the fatal session, she lost consciousness and passed several weeks later. 

    As is par for the course for Paltrow and Goop, they've endorsed the treatment repeatedly even though it's widely regarded as dangerous by the scientific community. Paltrow has personally talked up the therapy both in Goop and a New York Times interview, in which she stated bee sting therapy is "pretty incredible." 

    Is this advice insane?
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    Eat Spirit Truffles To De-Calcify Your Pineal Gland And Learn ESP

    Paltrow's recipe for Spirit Truffles borders on the bizarre. In her own words: "The spirit dust feeds harmony and extrasensory perception through pineal gland de-calcification and activation." Wait, these truffles give you ESP? Are we sure it's not Angel Dust she's asking us to mix in to these "uplifting" spirit dust truffles?

    Is this advice insane?
  • 3

    A 24-Carat Gold Dildo

    Not satisfied with your intimate life? It's nothing a $15,000 24-carat gold pleasure toy can't fix. An article on Goop rounded up some "not-so-basic" intimacy toys that normal folks should totally spend their hard-earned cash on. A plastic set of handcuffs from the dollar store? Way too basic. Instead, Paltrow recommends a $189 pleasure set complete with silk cuffs and a blindfold, or a $535 whip.

    If that doesn't work, you could always pick up a $395 vibrating Kiki de Montparnasse necklace that doubles as nipple clamps.

    Is this advice insane?
  • 4

    Have Two Careers, It's Easy!

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    Paltrow's advice to women with multiple careers is almost insulting. Besides her own fabulous self, Paltrow uses a woman who is a runway model and web coder as her example of a working mother. What about a retail worker who has to drive an Uber to make ends meet? The advice, in that case, might be slightly different.

    Most people who take up multiple jobs at once aren’t doing for the sole purpose of diversifying their fame portfolio - it's out of necessity.

    Is this advice insane?