Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about Goop once again, and while last week’s comments were about the criticism she has received for some of her company’s products, this week, Paltrow discussed Goop’s blog posts. Specifically, a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! resulted in the actress turned businessperson revealing that even she has found herself questioning some of the advice promoted on the Goop website. This may come as a surprise, considering Paltrow’s reputation for offering unusual, some might say eccentric, advice on everything from homeopathic healing to skin care secrets.
Sometimes Gwyneth Paltrow Is As Shocked As Her Goop Followers
The Toronto Sun reports that Gwyneth’s visit to Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show began with a discussion about “Earthing” and ended up revealing Paltrow’s true feelings about some of her site’s more outlandish articles. The entire line of conversation started with Kimmel asking the Goop founder to explain Earthing, a practice recently suggested in a Goop post.
Gwyneth began by explaining that the concept, which simply involves walking barefoot upon the Earth in natural atmospheres (beaches, fields, forests, etc.), was initiated to help people reconnect with nature. Paltrow explains that Earthing allows people to access the electromagnetic fields of the planet.
That explanation may have raised some eyebrows because Gwyneth quickly added a disclaimer.
“I don’t know what the f— we talk about,” said Ms. Paltrow.
She also admitted to Kimmel that Goop sometimes goes overboard with some of the ideas it suggests to its readers.
Things got really interesting when Jimmy revealed he had been a Goop reader for the 10 years or so since Paltrow first published the site. Everyone remembers Gwyneth urging women to urinate in the bathtub. Everyone, except the Goop founder.
“Squatting while urinating strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in a flatter stomach and more satisfying life,” Mr. Kimmel asked, referring to an article previously written by Gwyneth. “Is that something you believe in?”
“I don’t know, I’ve never read that before,” said Paltrow, giving Jimmy a confused glance.
Later, Kimmel and Paltrow discussed a few products offered by Goop. The one that drew the late-night host’s attention, however, was the jade egg, which Ms. Paltrow revealed was a bestseller with customers. Gwyneth shared that the practice was taken from Chinese lore, which involves inserting the egg into a woman’s lady bits to help “tone the pelvic floor,” though Gwyneth admitted she didn’t really know how or why that worked.
“I need to start some jade egg practice,” says Ms. Paltrow. “We sell tons of them, and women have actually had incredible results!”
Gwyneth Paltrow Also Confesses Her Fitness And Diet Isn’t As Strict As She Lets On
Last year, Gwyneth committed to a seven-week cleanse, an experience she confesses was “awful” and never to be repeated. In spite of what her fans and her Goop followers may think, ABC News reports that Paltrow doesn’t live life on a permanent cleanse. In fact, she sometimes doesn’t even adhere to her own fitness and diet guidelines, confessing that just like the rest of us, she cheats.
“At home, I loosen the reins: a glass of wine, maybe a baguette dripping in cheese, some fries,” the Goop founder confessed. “On vacation, I eat what I want — and there’s no exercising, either.”
Years ago, Gwyneth was dedicating two hours a day to fitness training, but today, Ms. Paltrow reveals that’s no longer feasible. She’s too busy between acting, running Goop, and parenting. She adds that her back aches regularly, so that inhibits her trips to the gym, as well.
“There’s just no time anymore. I’m getting old, my back hurts! It’s depressing,” says Gwyneth Paltrow.
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