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    Dr. Oz called before congress for being a charlatan.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5504209.html



    WASHINGTON (AP)Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

    Oz appeared before the Senate's consumer protection panel and was scolded by Chairman Claire McCaskill for claims he made about weight-loss aids on his TV show, "The Dr. Oz Show."

    Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, acknowledged that his language about green coffee and other supplements has been "flowery" and promised to publish a list of specific products he thinks can help America shed pounds and get healthy — beyond eating less and moving more. On his show, he never endorsed specific companies or brands but more generally praised some supplements as fat busters....


    I've never watched this guy and have only heard his name, before seeing some footage from his shows. For me he seems like a real skeevy guy. JMO

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    I watched him a few years back and appreciated that he had a showmanship quality to get his point across with regard to obesity and the need to get in shape. He's helped a lot of people. Perhaps the powers that be are disgruntled because he empowers people to make healthy changes thereby shortcircuiting the need for big pharma intervention (and all the money that generates towards the 1%) MOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by newone View Post
    I watched him a few years back and appreciated that he had a showmanship quality to get his point across with regard to obesity and the need to get in shape. He's helped a lot of people. Perhaps the powers that be are disgruntled because he empowers people to make healthy changes thereby shortcircuiting the need for big pharma intervention (and all the money that generates towards the 1%) MOO
    What congress is upset about is that he's making claims about things that are completely unsubstantiated and may have dangerous side effects.

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    Even if I could forgive Oprah for becoming such a self-absorbed narcissist, I will never forgive her for unleashing Dr. Oz and, even worse, Dr. Phil on humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chlban View Post
    Even if I could forgive Oprah for becoming such a self-absorbed narcissist, I will never forgive her for unleashing Dr. Oz and, even worse, Dr. Phil on humanity.
    She was behind Dr. Oz! I knew about Dr. Phil, but not doctor Oz!

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    I always found Dr. Oz to be really creepy. I don't watch him.


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    Dr. Oz stopped being a "dr" a long time ago.
    I get more spam with his crap, than Viagra.

    At one point (long ago) he was a very effective, sincere doctor who helped many.
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    In the past, he had been a really good doctor with valuable insight and advice.

    Now...I don't know what he is now! A crook? I don't know.

    I agree with others, he is really creepy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chlban View Post
    Even if I could forgive Oprah for becoming such a self-absorbed narcissist, I will never forgive her for unleashing Dr. Oz and, even worse, Dr. Phil on humanity.
    How about Rachael Ray? I used to enjoy her cooking show before she got to be a LOUD, know-it-all talk show host. Wish the "girl next door" had stayed in the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    How about Rachael Ray? I used to enjoy her cooking show before she got to be a LOUD, know-it-all talk show host. Wish the "girl next door" had stayed in the kitchen.
    I don't watch her, but I have a crush on her. She's so cute.


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    Oz looks like a snake-oil salesman. Don't watch him and never will.

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    I agree AbbieNormal, he does look like a snake-oil salesman. I can't stand his show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chlban View Post
    Even if I could forgive Oprah for becoming such a self-absorbed narcissist, I will never forgive her for unleashing Dr. Oz and, even worse, Dr. Phil on humanity.
    If she had also unleashed Dr. Laura, she would have scored a trifecta for offensive, harmful, and inane pseudo-experts.

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    Dr. Oz called before congress for being a charlatan.

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    I agree AbbieNormal, he does look like a snake-oil salesman. I can't stand his show.
    (((((Hugs tezi!)))))

    Can't stand him either. He gives me the creeps...
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