A former NASA scientist slammed healing stickers from Gwyneth Paltrow’s health and wellness website a “load of BS.”
NASA Refutes Claim that Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP ‘Healing’ Stickers Share Properties with Space Suits https://t.co/4GYIrRxHdu
— People Magazine (@people) June 23, 2017
The actress’s website “Goop” promoted “Body Vibes” stickers which, selling for $120 for a pack of 24, claim to “rebalance energy frequency in our bodies,” according to the website.
But the stickers, with therapies like “Unicorn Skin,” “Anti-Anxiety,” and “Self Love” purport to be made from “NASA spacesuit material.”
“Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems,” Paltrow’s website states.
“Body Vibes stickers (made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear) come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances,” the site continued.
But a former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division called the product a scam.
“Wow. What a load of BS this is,” Mark Shelhamer told tech website Gizmodo.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) June 23, 2017
He refuted the idea that carbon material lines space suits and said even if it did, the purpose would be for adding strength to the suit, not for monitoring vital signs.
“Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” he said. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?”
Goop later pulled the NASA claim from its website and issued a statement regarding the products.
“As we have always explained, advice and recommendations included on goop are not formal endorsements and the opinions expressed by the experts and companies we profile do not necessarily represent the views of goop,” the company said.
“Based on the statement from NASA, we’ve gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification,” the statement concluded.
Paltrow’s website and company are no strangers to criticism as they have come under fire in the past for promoting what could potentially be dangerous to women, like vaginal steaming and placing jade eggs in the vagina, according to the Washongton Post.
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