Gwyneth Paltrow Wellness Claims

When listening to celebrity wellness claims, do you sometimes get the feeling we’re all getting punked? I’m Amy E. Feldman.

In a recent podcast appearance, Gwyneth Paltrow said that as a wellness treatment, she’d used ozone therapy rectally.  Is that a joke? On us? Is it a fancy way of saying that someone is blowing smoke up her behind? Because, yeah, I suspect a lot of famous people have a lot of clingers who do that, figuratively, at least.   

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans spend over a billion dollars a year on supplements, foods, and devices in the “wellness industry”. But you should know that to be approved by the FDA as an authorized health claim, there must be significant scientific agreement among qualified experts that the claim is supported by scientific evidence. So, if someone is trying to sell you a treatment, check the FDA and FTC websites, and ask to see the data to know if someone is just blowing smoke.

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