Mercola hyping vitamins on Dr. Oz’s show

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.

Dr. Oz Hosts Joe Mercola On His Show. Does Oz Endorse Mercola’s Anti-Vaccine Views? – Forbes.

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.

  4 comments for “Mercola hyping vitamins on Dr. Oz’s show

  1. Angela
    February 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    …and that..right there…is why I have zero respect for Dr. Oz. Well that and he can’t seem to keep out of women’s digestive tracts.

    Just read a pretty atrocious article by Mercola about vaccines and Amish communities–making the argument that there were only three cases of autism in a community where the dubious claim of ‘research’ was made. He did say that these were ‘not scientific studies…BUT…*insert pointless rhetoric that shows no factual data*…

  2. Eve
    February 10, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Isn’t Mercola a paid shill for Big Nonsense?

  3. Travis
    February 10, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    I wish someone like Oprah and her researchers would have done more when her show was running. She instead allowed quackery on her stage when what she could have done was promote skepticism and critical thinking on a large scale. Mercola is a waste of life as is Dr. Oz, making our society worse off than it would be had they never lived

  4. Lagaya1
    February 11, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Why, oh why does TV that assumes a female audience have to be so disgustingly stupid?

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