Gwyneth Paltrow shares about her 'Rectal Ozone Therapy' and all of us wish she hadn't
Gwyneth Paltrow is once again making everyone uncomfortable. Though this time, it isn't a candle that smells like body parts-that-shall-not-be-named. Oh no, this is arguably worse. Rectal ozone therapy.
Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, the weirdest thing Gwyneth has ever done for "wellness" is rectal ozone therapy, which involves delivering powerful gas into a person's colon via a catheter.
Now, why would anyone in the world ever even consider for a split second having this done to themselves? It's apparently supposed to reduce pain and inflammation, increase energy, improve metabolism/circulation, stimulate the immune system, help with detoxification and anti-aging, and fight bacterial/viral infections. And also probably traumatize you for all time.
According to Timothy Caulfield on Twitter, who is a Professor of Health Law and Science policy, this "therapy" is actually pretty dangerous because ozone is a toxic gas with no medical application. I don't typically defer to the authority of random people I find on Twitter, but I think this instance may be the exception.
Gwyneth discussed this "therapy" on the Dear Media podcast 'The Art of Being Well'. She said, "It's pretty weird. It's pretty weird, yeah. But it's been very helpful."
I'll take her word for it. Other than the rectal gas injections, Gwyneth also consumes ketone drinks that apparently "help with cognition and brain fog and energy." And they taste very bad. She also follows a very strict paleo diet, which eliminates grains, legumes, and dairy. Her daily wellness routine involves "transcendental meditation, Pilates, a Tracy Anderson workout, and infrared sauna sessions."
Don't get me wrong, health and fitness are very important. But some of these Hollywood types seem to take it on as a kind of replacement for religion. I don't know anybody who has time to go get gas blown into their rectum, then do a "transcendental meditation" followed by a sauna session. Frankly, I don't really know what any of that means. But it doesn't sound fun.