Gwyneth Paltrow has confessed her husband Brad Falchuk helped her through an ’emotional’ MDMA trip.
The first episode of her six-part Netflix series, The Goop Lab, is set to delve into how psychedelics can promote healing, prompting the 47-year-old actress to discuss her own experience of psychedelics.
When the Hollywood star uncovered a case study in which the drug – referred to in some forms as Molly or Ecstasy – helped one man with his post-traumatic stress disorder, she was very intrigued.
Candid confession: Speaking in her Netflix series, The Goop Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed her husband Brad Falchuk helped her through an ’emotional’ MDMA trip
Recalling the time she tried MDMA in Mexico, she said: ‘I never thought of MDMA as a psychedelic and when I took it, I didn’t hallucinate.
‘It wasn’t a rave, it was actually very, very emotional and I was with my then-boyfriend, who’s now my husband, and he’s a very empathetic, very profoundly wise person and he was able to help me through it.’
‘It does make me think there’s so much to unearth if I did it [for therapy purposes].’
Gwyneth previously revealed that she had tried MDMA in an interview on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast.
She said of Brad helping her: ‘He’s a very empathetic, very profoundly wise person and he was able to help me through it’
The actress divulged some of her former indulgences, which were mainly of the tobacco-based variety.
‘I smoked a pack a day probably until I was 25 years old,’ the Shakespeare in Love star said. ‘Like wake up and light a cigarette, I really was into it – I loved it.’
Paltrow told Shepard she ‘never really did drugs,’ noting, ‘I’ve never done mushrooms, I’ve never done acid.’
The Oscar-winning actress added that she’s ‘tried a couple of things,’ adding, ‘I did MDMA once.’
Paltrow delved into detail about her emotions upon ingesting the psychoactive drug, noting that she felt the emotional experience ‘was productive’ in all.
New show: Gwyneth’s new Goop Netflix series about ‘unregulated’ wellness treatments is set to premiere on Netflix on January 24
‘I feel like it was more of a shamanic experience? I had a lot of trauma come up and I was crying,’ she said. ‘But it wasn’t like, I’m at a rave with my shirt off.’
Paltrow said after one incident in which she smoked too much marijuana, she hallucinated.
‘It really freaked me out, I’m just not a good drugs person,’ Paltrow said
Gwyneth’s new Goop Netflix series about ‘unregulated’ wellness treatments is set to premiere on Netflix on January 24.
It focuses on the boundary-pushing — and sometimes dangerous — wellness treatments featured on her lifestyle website.
Breaking taboos: It focuses on the boundary-pushing — and sometimes dangerous — wellness treatments featured on her lifestyle website
Social media users, health experts, and doctors are slamming Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show as ‘horrifying,’ ‘potentially harmful,’ and ‘dangerous health misinformation,’ calling out the actress for continuing to push pseudoscience to a wider audience.
The trailer is broken down into sections: energy healing, psychedelics, cold therapy, psychic mediums, and orgasm — all topics that have been explored by the lifestyle guru and her team.
But since Goop took off, Gwyneth has been called out by scientists and medical professionals, who have accused her of pushing unproven and even dangerous practices.
And now those experts are coming for her new show.
Dr. Jen Gunter, an OBGYN and author of The Vagina Bible who has been frequently critical of Gwyneth, was one of the first to add her opinion.
‘Hear me out. Medical ideas that are too ‘out there or scary’ should, you know, be studied before [they] are offered to people as an option,’ she tweeted.
She also told Bustle that the that she ‘can’t stomach’ watching the trailer again.
Meanwhile, Victoria Forster, a cancer research scientist, wrote for Forbes that the new trailer ‘fills me with dread as it is highly likely that the show will be an unashamed menagerie of mainstream pseudoscience.’
She wrote that that the Goop website is filled with dubious information, like the debunked claim that underwired bras could cause breast cancer, and she suspects the show will be the same. Several doctors have chimed in on Twitter.
Drama: Social media users, health experts, and doctors have slammed Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show as ‘horrifying’ and ‘potentially harmful’