The Dr Oz Effect

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The Dr Oz Effect

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:22 am

i was looking for something else and stumbled on this:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0wKeokWUU
John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry.

4:38 lol :)
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: The Dr Oz Effect

Postby nullrejector » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:57 pm

Oz spews a great deal of pseudoscience.
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Re: The Dr Oz Effect

Postby centenarian100 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:44 pm

great video-especially the part about the hot seat

I don't know why people have such confidence in Dr. Oz just because he is good looking and charismatic. The Dr. Oz show is basically an entertainment show. They can't talk about basic nutritional principles and health screening every day and stay on the air-they have to mix it up and talk about things people want to talk about.
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Re: The Dr Oz Effect

Postby Loriyas » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:03 am

I think people like Dr. Oz because he will at least discuss alternative therapies. Most doctors will only go with FDA approved whatever (drugs, devices etc). Oz will look into other ways of treating patients. You are right, his show is entertainment. However, there is some value in his exposing new ideas to people.
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Re: The Dr Oz Effect

Postby centenarian100 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Lori-there is definitely some value in what he does. He does try to encourage healthy behavior in general such as improving diet, exercise, and avoiding smoking.
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