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Chris Martin’s ex advised women on the supposed health benefits on her lifestyle website GOOP. Gwyneth Paltrow just can’t seem to stop herself when it comes to giving bizarre lifestyle advice, and now she’s at it again. The GOOP founder, who’s now known just as much for her healthy lifestyle brand as she is her acting, is renowned for giving outlandish health advice.
But her latest suggestion has angered doctors, who have claimed she could be causing women health problems. In a recent post on her website, titled Better Sex: Jade eggs for your yoni, the star advised her readers to put jade eggs in their vagina. She claimed that such a practice would lead to better sex and overall well-being for women.
“Fans say regular use increases chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance, and feminine energy in general,” said the post.
In a scathing open letter to Gwyneth, Dr. Jen Gunter has claimed the Oscar winner’s claims are “garbage” and could even be a danger to women.
Doctors have warned against it
“I read the post on GOOP and all I can tell you is it is the biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming,” she wrote.
“Pelvic floor exercises can help with incontinence and even give stronger orgasms for some women, but they cannot change hormones,” she continues. “As for female energy? I’m a gynecologist and I don’t know what that is!?”
She continued, adding that there could be serious health issues associated with the bizarre practice.
“As for the recommendation that women sleep with a jade egg in their vaginas I would like to point out that jade is porous which could allow bacteria to get inside and so the egg could act like a fomite.
This could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.”
Mirror Celeb has reached out to Gwyneth’s rep for comment.