‘The Goop Lab’ and other controversial documentaries: Why Netflix is facing criticism for promoting ‘pseudoscience’
Netflix is stirring up controversy by giving Gwyneth Paltrow a platform to share what several critics are calling “pseudoscience” with her new show, The Goop Lab, which debuted this week.
The show, which Netflix files under “provocative” and “quirky,” is described as the following: “Leading with curiosity, Gwyneth Paltrow and her goop team look at psychedelics, energy work and other challenging wellness topics.”
But in the show’s defense, some of the featured wellness practices are supported by science. In one episode, for example, it appears that Paltrow is getting a PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, facial (what some call a “vampire facial,” which is a trademarked term) — an anti-aging treatment that’s popular with celebrities.
With the facial, “venous blood is taken from the patient and separated into the cellular component and the plasma component,” Nava Greenfield, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, explains to Yahoo Lifestyle.
Source: Yahoo! Lifestyle – ‘The Goop Lab’ and other controversial documentaries: Why Netflix is facing criticism for promoting ‘pseudoscience’ By, Rachel Grumman Bender