Recall the news not so long ago that excessive doses of vitamins are NOT good for you, may be BAD for you and overall vitamins are worthless if you have a decent diet? Well what if your business is to sell vitamins? You market yourself. Where do you market? On a TV show by a mass market doctor who seems to be fine with pushing pseudoscientific garbage. Joe Mercola will be on the Dr. Oz show Monday telling millions of people silly unscientific stuff.
Mercola is also one of the loudest voices and worst offenders in the anti-vaccine movement. Among other misinformation, he claims that the hepatitis vaccine causes autism, and his website urges people to use his supplements instead of getting vaccinated.[…]He’s appearing on the Dr. Oz Show on Monday, February 10 (the day after I’m writing this) to talk about multivitamins. Apparently his 10 minute segment wasn’t enough (for him), so he posted an article on his website with the “Information I couldn’t share” on Dr. Oz’s show.
Does the article explain why multivitamins are actually good for you? Well, no. Most of the article is a big red herring, in which he argues that supplements should not be regulated as drugs, because “ we have all the regulations we need.”
He doesn’t cite science (because he can’t) but uses ad hominem attacks against real researchers like Dr. Paul Offit. Dr. Oz is once again giving a platform to a dangerous quack.