When Did Tom Brady, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kylie Jenner Become Our Doctors? | BU Today


Here’s just a sampling of the absurd health misinformation spread on social media that astounds veteran nutritionist Joan Salge Blake: Claims made by actress Gwyneth Paltrow that vaginal steaming is good for you and that underwire bras may cause cancer. Drink enough water and you don’t need sunscreen, says Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Relentless social media posts from Instagram queen Kylie Jenner pushing hair vitamins and detox fads, like FitTea, to millions of followers.

It’s a registered nutritionist’s nightmare.

“Do you really want to get your health and wellness information from ‘Dr. Kardashian’?’” Salge Blake asks, rolling her eyes. “You really have to make sure you get your information from someone who knows what they’re talking about.”

That is why Salge Blake (Sargent College’84, Wheelock College’16), a Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences…



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