Gwyneth Paltrow's most outrageous Goop controversies

"Almond mom" Gwyneth Paltrow blasted online for "out of touch" wellness routine

Stars Insider

15/03/23 | StarsInsider

FOOD Controversies

After conquering Hollywood, Gwyneth Paltrow famously took a break from acting in 2008 to launch her lifestyle website, Goop. Since then, her tiny health blog blew up into a wellness empire, complete with a podcast, magazine, and shop filled with Goop-branded products.

While it was already questionable for someone with no educational background in health and wellness to be recommending things for women’s wellness, especially when so many of her fans would do anything to be like her, the company tripped up and fell down into controversy time and again. Goop has come under fire from doctors, scientists, government officials, and readers, and Paltrow herself has been criticized for her business ethics and her strange ideas about health.

The so-called wellness guru is being lambasted online again as TikTok users are calling her an "almond mom"–a term used for adults who push disordered eating onto their children–after her appearance on 'The Art of Being Well' podcast on March 13. Paltrow had an IV in her arm (“I love an IV, I’m an early IV adopter") as she spoke about her daily wellness routine.

She revealed she intermittent fasts, and eats something "that won’t spike [her] blood sugar” around noon, adding, "I have bone broth for a lot of the days." Then she does an hour of movement, dry brushes in the sauna for 30 minutes, and has a vegetable-heavy paleo dinner to “support [her] detox.”

Viewers criticized the way she is always promoting a detox, with many saying she looks "physically sick" and calling her tips "out of touch," per Page Six. “The mother of all almond moms,” someone wrote, as another added, “what is she detoxing from if she doesn’t eat?”

Well, there's a lot more controversy where that came from. Click through to see Goop’s weirdest and most controversial endorsements, retreats, and financial scandals, as well as some bizarre personal quotes from Paltrow to round it all off.

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