Dr. Oz.: Wizard or quack?

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Is it just me, or is anyone else out there as disgusted with Dr. Oz as I am?

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For a while I tuned in to his show now and then. I even took notes one day when he was espousing some kind of  grass seed from Uganda as a cure for Alzheimer’s.

The next day he was touting raspberry ketone pills from the Ukraine to fight flab, followed by something called Ugly Fruit Energy Elixir to fight exhaustion.   The list of ridiculous and unavailable “natural cures” which you must order from the internet, grows with each passing episode.

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He’s a doctor and he’s on TV so everything he says must be true. Right?  I don’t think so. I think he’s preying on desperate women (mostly) who are grasping straws to regain some sense of wellbeing.
I say he’s in it for ratings and book sales, and knows his adoring public will line his pockets.  Who are these women on his show anyway? I don’t think he allows anyone on the show who is not overweight!

I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s taking kickbacks from companies which promote these off the wall “cures.”   (Note:  They all recommend taking the pills for six months before seeing any results – Ca-Ching!)

He may have started out with good intentions, but his pseudoscience and unproved “alternative” treatments are disturbing, especially since they are foisted upon millions of overweight and worn out women who believe he is messiah returning to save them from themselves.

One more thing: The segment where he rolls out organs of the dearly departed and makes his subjects pick them up and toss them around is unconscionable. That should be against the law.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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