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Timothy Caulfield: Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity diets not healthy

If glossy, celebrity mags are part of your beach reading fare this time of year, Timothy Caulfield says beware: Celebrity culture could be turning dangerous for our health. Today, we ask, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"
Which "G.P." do you trust for health advice? Your General Practitioner, or Gwyneth Paltrow? Author Timothy Caulfield says we should listen more to the former, and less to the latter. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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My health had improved dramatically and I saw how what we eat and our health... how inextricably linked that is so that's why I decided to write my book.-  Gwyneth Paltrow on her passion for everything she deems is healthy.

But what does Gwyneth Paltrow, or any other celebrity for that matter, really know about the science behind keeping us healthy?   

We delved into that subject in January of this year when Anna Maria spoke with Timothy Caulfield, the author of "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash." He is also the Research Director at the University of Alberta's Health Law and Science Policy Group.
 

What do you think? Are celebrity culture and science clashing? Do you follow the advice of celebrities when it comes to a healthy lifestyle? 

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This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott. 
 

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