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.
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."
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?
According to Paltrow, the real golden ticket is a Mugworth V-Steam, whereby you "sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam treats you to an energetic release."
But here's a fair caveat: physicians are warning Paltrow fans - "don't try this at home."
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.