Jan 30, 2020

NHS chief slams Paltrow's health claims on Netflix

Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series poses a "Considerable health risk" to the public, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has said. Netflix says the series is "Designed to entertain, not provide medical advice". The controversial health and wellness series debuted on the streaming platform on Friday, 24 January. Throughout the six-part series, Paltrow enlists the health of doctors, researchers and alternative health practitioners to investigate practices ranging from "Energy exorcisms" to the use of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of mental-health disorders. "Goop has just popped up with a new TV series, in which Gwyneth Paltrow and her team test vampire facials and back a body worker, who claims to cure both acute psychological trauma and side-effects by simply moving his hands two inches above a customer's body," said the chief executive.

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