Skip to comments.Dr. Ozís Miraculous Medical Advice (Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain)
Posted on 01/05/2013 3:30:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
As people were getting ready for the holiday season and its accompanying waist expansion late last year, Dr. Mehmet Oz let viewers of his TV show in on a timely little secret. Everybody wants to know whats the newest, fastest fat buster, said the board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and one of People magazines sexiest men alive. How can I burn fat without spending every waking moment exercising and dieting?
He then told his audience about a breakthrough, magic, holy grail, even revolutionary new fat buster. I want you to write it down, Americas doctor urged his audience with a serious and trustworthy stare. After carefully wrapping his lips around the exotic words Garcinia cambogia, he added, sternly: It may be the simple solution youve been looking for to bust your body fat for good.
In Dr. Ozs New York City studio, garcinia extractor hydroxycitric acid found in fruits like purple mangosteensounded fantastic, a promising new tool for the battle against flab. Outside the Oprah-ordained doctors sensational world of amazing new diets, theres no real debate about whether garcinia works: The best evidence is unequivocally against it. Advertisement
The miracle cure isnt really a miracle at all. Its not even new. Garcinia cambogia has been studied as a weight-loss aid for more than 15 years. A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of garcinia as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people. The conclusion: The pills were no better than placebo for weight and fat loss.
More recently, a group of researchers summarized the evidence for this breakthrough extract in a systematic review of 12 randomized trials involving 706 participants. Some trials reported short-term slimming, but the overall effects were so small and most studies were so methodologically flawed that the authors were unable to conclude that garcinia extract has
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To be expected from a FOO. (Friend of Ofrah)
That Oz dude has always seemed kind of smarmy and gay.
I don’t know if anything he says is valid or not.
He just seems creepy-faggoty.
That looks like one of those creepy new barcode thingies people can scan with cellphones.
This is one of the supposed benefits of multi-level marketed Vemma (mangosteen). And doesn’t Oz also push saffron extract as appetite suppressant?
While I think Oz started with good intentions, I believe he has turned into one big time, advertising guru.
Day by day, he’s becoming more and more of a snake oil salesman, a quack.
I thought it was green coffee beans he was hawking for weight loss.
I’ve never heard of him before now but looking at his photo, I agree with you.
What I can’t understand is how Columbia University can fail to sanction him. Are there no ethical guidelines whatsoever for business enterprise associated with university tenure? Is he donating a bunch of money back to the school?
>>That looks like one of those creepy new barcode thingies people can scan with cellphones.<<
I didn’t want to appear to be endorsing one particular type of equipment.
Heck if I know.
I just think he looks & acts like a creepy fag.
>>While I think Oz started with good intentions, I believe he has turned into one big time, advertising guru.<<
Just like that arrogant self-promoter Dr. Phil.
I’m not a fan of either but if you read the entire article the authors question the benefits of fish oil and vitamin D. So what do they know?
I can’t tell you how many of my friends actually listen to this man. They usually don’t talk about it around me because they know I’m going to roll my eyes at them. Of course, they also think Oprah is just the best.
I don’t know if Dr. Oz is a quack or not; all I know is that if I bought every supplement he recommends every day, I’d not only be taking tons of capsules and pills, I’d go broke paying out the hundreds of dollars such a regimen would cost. - I used to try to buy every “wonder” supplement he recommended on the days I watched his program - and I didn’t watch every day - but very soon fell out of that habit. I simply can’t swallow all those pills, or eat all the fancy food he recommends. I do what I can; but am not in that “Oprah” echelon, thank goodness!
...and bee pollen plus something else to help your body utilize nutrients more effectively......
Tenure in clinical appointments is so rare it almost does not exist.
I would be very, very surprised if this shyster has tenure at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Eat like your great grandparents did, meat dairy, animal fats and vegetables. Limit grains and sugars to lose weight. Do the opposite of what liberal media says and you will live healthier. And avoid vegetable oils, soy, and processed things, they are fake food.
In other words, reverting to his Turkish roots.
Seems like the next biggest snake oil salesman. And yes he IS more or less a salesman even though he is supposed to be a Dr. In any health food store there will be products that will say “as seen on Dr. Oz” which to me scream of collusion, between Dr. Oz and the manufacturers as it is cross promotion, win win for them as the Dr. Oz audience IS Oprah’s audience.
It seems like the majority of females in this country view him as having an inerrancy far beyond any religion expects from their holy book.
I don’t like Phil , liked what few shows I watched of oz.
I have my own doctors and take information
from Dr TV and Dr Internet with a grain of salt.
I do agree with him on organic apple juice.
Not really a fan of the FDA$ either.
I see what you mean and I agree 100%
As a fitness trainer, I completely agree with you! LOVE that graphic!
Dr. Oz is a heart doctor.
One day I saw him take the blood pressure of a guy who was on stage. The guy was obviously very nervous being on stage.
Dr. Oz found his BP was high and concluded that he had High Blood Pressure and needed to get to his doctor and get some medicine.
Okay, so this heart surgeon has never heard of people’s BP going up temporarily due to anxiety???? I think most MD’s learn that the first year.
His advice on herbs and diet is pretty useless, but also not really dangerous. I would seriously wonder about his advice on other issues, tho.
Guess swarmy may be in the eye of the beholder, but if you've seen pictures of his wife and 4 kids you may rethink the "gay" part. BTW he's a cardiologist
It’s standard practice for doctors to take BP in stressful situations, and then try to admit the patient to the emergency room. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but it is.
“I would be very, very surprised if this shyster has tenure at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.”
Sadly, Dr. Oz is a Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; this type of appointment IS a tenure-track appointment.
A major embarassment for this P&S alumnus.
“BTW he’s a cardiologist”
He is NOT a cardiologist. He is a cardio-thoracic surgeon.
Nobody expects surgeons to think.
Everyone has a job title.
I made reference to his mannerisms. They are faggoty.
He can have as many wives and kids as he pleases, he still acts like a fag.
Been on committees with him. He was a pretty nice guy back then. I have never watched him on television. In general, I don’t think it’s a good idea to become a television personality as a doctor, but I guess there’s a role for this.
He’s not worthy to shine Dr. Atkins’ shoes.
“Its standard practice for doctors to take BP in stressful situations, and then try to admit the patient to the emergency room. Maybe it shouldnt be, but it is.”
Can you ‘splain that one?
Are they that dumb?
Good point. One could never lose weight walking, running, swimming, playing tennis...
As someone who has lost right at 100 pounds in the last 18 months, I can tell you how to lose weight
Eat right, exercise more.
That’s it - no tricks, no gimmicks, no pills.
The good thing about exercising more is that you can eat a bit more - not a whole lot, but enough that I’m rarely hungry and still losing slowly.
Not very fancy, but there it is
I couldn't post every sport on earth. My POINT is there is no miracle: you need to exercise (and eat right) to lose weight.
it works. i can’t take it because lots of these pills have some of the outer mango and rind part in them and mangoes are in the same family as the poison ivy, oak and sumacs - their outer skin/rind has urishiol oil in it and if you have a lot of reaction to the poison ivis, you will get a rash from taking the supplements.
lots of what he says is valid. he’s at least looking at alternative options than just big pharma. and he is married. i think you’re just reacting to his ethnic looks and mistaking them for something else. gotta retune your gaydar.w
Oz is/was a successful surgeon. Now he is a very, very successful entertainer. His audience is almost entirely women, presumably very easily impressed women.
In the words of Mark Levin, “What the hell is a Dr. Oz? I know what The Wizard of Oz is, but not a Dr. Oz.”
All this Oprah-sanctified guy has to do is pronounce something the new weight-loss or health cure-all, and the same women who swooned over Oprah will rush to grab it.
I can’t even stand the commercials for his show——filled with the same hysterical shrieking and screaming by the dupes who screamed for Oprah.
the problem is most people hve enough wilpower to do one, but not both. and that isn’t enough to take off the existing fat.
Then he took my temperature...and it was 99.1. Told him I never run a temperature. He grabbed a different thermometer and took it again....and it was my usual 98.4. Digital stinks.
I still have my mercury thermometer.
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) from which these pills are made is not at all the same thing as mango (Mangifera indica).
I’m sure he has some he’ll sell you too
I’ve seen this Dr. Oz a grand total of once on television. I’ve worked with herbals and nutraceutical companies in a marketing capacity, having done catalogs and website content for a few very recognizable ones.
I’ll say that there is some genuine benefit to many herbal nostrums, herbal anti-inflammatories and antimicrobials in particular. But, this basically unflashy benefit gets spun into some sort of panacea when it really isn’t, routinely.
I know showmanship when I see it, and I know quite well how to write sales copy in order to legally avoid FDA scrutiny. Structure/function. Always with the qualifiers. May. Helps with. That sort of thing. Sounds very persuasive if you’re wanting to be persuaded, and people with a particular nagging problem, persistent condition or even terminal diagnosis are really looking hard for something to latch onto. Women in particular.
Dr. Oz was going on about people claiming he’d endorsed certain products when in fact he doesn’t. The “as seen on Dr. Oz” rack danglers do not imply that he endorsed that particular marketer or manufacturer, but it does mean that he has advocated the use of that particular nostrum.
Use of a carefully cultivated, famous name for an implied if not actual endorsement is not free, I can also tell you that from the same professional exposure.
He’s in my opinion a salesman first and foremost. Draw your own conclusions.
Oz is/was a successful surgeon. Now he is a very, very successful entertainer.
Bingo. Now just add Dr Phil and the list will be complete .... entertainers. Once they get out to LA and see how easy it is to steal from supposed smart people they go all in. If Oz wasn’t making big bucks off these fools, he would be up in Oregon somewhere living in sustainable housing, have a sustainable garden, having 1.3 sustainable children, etc.
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