A Brief History of Celebrities Giving Dangerous Health Advice

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

Turpentine, in case you haven’t been in a garage for a while, is a pungent oil most commonly used today as a paint thinner and solvent. “A teaspoon of turpentine will not kill you,” Haddish told the magazine. “The government doesn’t want you to know that if you have a cold, just take some turpentine with some sugar or castor oil or honey and it’ll go away the next day. ” She says she picked up the habit a few months back after discovering its supposed health properties on YouTube.

Ever since the rumors that opera star Maria Callas ate a tapeworm to lose weight, the populace has been obsessed with celebrities’ bizarre health and diet secrets, even if they seem almost obviously unsafe.

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