EP 81: Celebrity Women Selling You Stuff: Beware the Celebrity Trap

If you see a celebrity partnering with a celebrity physician for a product, I’m here to tell you it won’t help. It’s a money grab.

Menopause is getting a makeover, and menopausal women are spending a lot of money. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, and celebrities in their mid to late 40s and 50s are leveraging their menopause experiences into cash grabs.

By sharing their stories and teaming up with doctors – who may or may not be medical professionals – they’re leading women to believe that their proprietary supplement formula is the miracle that saved them from the difficulties of menopause.

I’m so sick and tired of seeing these ads, and today, I want to expose this disturbing trend. I’m talking about Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, and Drew Barrymore’s entry into the menopause product space, how they use emotional appeals and unproven claims to sell their products, why it’s crucial to use evidence-based recommendations, red flags that should trigger your skepticism, where you can find real help, and more. Enjoy the episode!

Episode Highlights:
-The trend of celebrities leveraging menopause and perimenopause experiences for financial gain
-Gwyneth Paltrow’s path into menopause offerings and her collabs with doctors
-The problem with these celebrity-backed menopause supplements
-Red flags to look out for with “kitchen-sink” style supplements
-Halle Berry’s menopause products and marketing strategies
-The lack of scientific evidence behind a lot of celebrity-endorsed products
-Why it’s risky to rely on the product reviews that brands post on their websites
-Breaking down some of the claims and deceptive marketing language used for these products
-Drew Barrymore’s on-camera menopause experience and subsequent supplement promotion
-Why supplements that claim to solve tons of problems at once are often ineffective

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This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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