Nikki Stamp’s Feb. 12 Wednesday Opinion essay, “Goop isn’t just Gwyneth Paltrow’s fault,” was very astute. The wellness industry has grown, in part, as a result of the lack of compassion on the part of the medical profession. We need both sound science and compassion. Sound science to heal the body and compassion to heal the soul of the suffering.

Jill Lipton, Kensington