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Ben Goldacre pulls chain on 'the poo lady' once again

Gillianmckeith3 Nobody gives healthy eating quite such a bad press as Gillian McKeith, the nutritionist who today finally agreed to drop the "Dr" title from her publicity. The quinoa-loving, self-acredited dietry dominatrix seems to revel in the self-denial and pain of eating well, and never makes it look as enjoyable and easy as it can be. Just looking at her is enough to make me want to reach for the Krispy Kremes, and I'm someone who actively prefers healthy options...

Which is why we've been enjoying Ben Goldacre's column in the Guardian, and his Bad Science blog so much recently. His rants about the 'Awful poo lady' today reached a crescendo when he published a 'digest' of dirt he's dished out on McKeith over a series of articles, presented under the heading of 'What's Wrong with Gillian McKeith?' There's a healthy six pages in response to the question, which (be warned, those of a sensitive disposition) includes a full-frontal double page spread of McKeith posing nude on a bed of broccoli, carrots and watermelons. Tasty!

If you don't think you're quite ready for the illustrated version, there's a transcript of Ben's article here.

February 12, 2007 in Columns & Opinion | Permalink

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God, I *love* Dr Ben Goldacre.

Posted by: Katie | 12 Feb 2007 15:39:35

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