Tag Archive for Dr. Oz

Green beans as seen on TV were just a scheme

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Oopsie, someone over stated their claims! Another link in the green coffee bean weight loss debacle got smacked by the FTC. Thanks Dr. Oz for doing such a bang up job checking the (flawed) study that this company representative marketed on your show leading people to snap up this product as a weight loss “miracle”. You’re…

The “great” and “doctorful” Oz admits he doesn’t have miracle solutions

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No kidding! This truly is great. I wish I’d seen it. But Consumerist has an excellent summary that sounds like when Dr. Oz went to Congress he got more trouble than he bargained for. McCaskill deserves applause. Dr. Oz Grilled By Senator Over “Miracle” Weight-Loss Claims – Consumerist. Since he started appearing on pal Oprah…

Dr. Oz portrayed as a shill for useless treatments

Oh I do like this piece, with quotes from Edzard Ernst and Steve Novella. Can you trust Dr. Oz? His medical advice often conflicts with the best science. – Slate Magazine. No. You can’t trust him. Edzard Ernst, has dedicated his career to analyzing research on alternative and complementary medicine; he found that the supplement…

Academics call out Dr. Oz as misleading

Long list of academics berate Dr. Oz and urge him to disavow misleading claims. Dr. Oz Presents Highly Innacurate Information. An October 2012 airing of the Dr. Oz television program includes the use of graphic images alleging associations between specific health risks and foods from crops produced using agricultural biotechnology. We the undersigned academics, scientists,…

Dr. Oz – Good at selling magazines, making husbands jealous. Medical advice? Not so much.

Here is a story that makes us gag. Dr. Oz sells magazines because he is believeable. Today’s Key to Selling Magazines: A TV Doctor. When Prevention put him on its October 2011 cover, newsstand sales jumped by 45 percent from the year before. Shape editors reported a more than 10 percent jump in sales when…