Dr. Oz's miracle diet is nonsense

  • Article by: Julia Belluz and Steven J. Hoffman , Slate
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Oz may be the most credentialed of celebrity health promoters, but lately, a lot of what he's has been saying is downright wrong.

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sjhuotJan. 2, 13 9:39 PM

I briefly watched his show a day or two ago and he was featuring "psychics." That told me all I needed to know about his credibility.

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luzhishenJan. 2, 1311:53 PM

There used to be an actual display of quackery in the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices...the Science Museum was given the collection and then deep-sixed it, which was a real loss. As for Oz, go to any Wal-Mart and see the displays touting these miracles...what a waste.

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gopherpharmJan. 3, 13 7:12 AM

Give the people what they want. There is a sucker born every minute. Like most of our culture's problems, if you want to identify the root cause, we need to collectively look in the mirror.

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ruphinaJan. 3, 13 8:07 AM

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...". Bill G.

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medvezhonokJan. 3, 13 9:06 AM

Want to lose weight. Exercise and limit your intake of food. I have lost 70 lbs. in 1year by reducing the amount I eat at night, eat breakfastt in the morning, limit the amount on my plate and go for a 2.5 mile walk every day. No need for the fads, pilss, powders or whatever. Exercise and limitation of food intake works. Oh! Yes I will still eat ice cream, and peanuts, and chips. I just limit my intake. On to the loss 25 more pounds and I will be fine.

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SMandtJan. 3, 1310:11 AM

Congrats to medvezhonok! That's the way it needs to be done. Personal accountability is really the only way to a healthy lifestyle. Anything Dr. Oz says should be promptly ignored - he's nothing more than a talking head who gets paid based on the shock value of his statements.

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boatinJan. 3, 1312:59 PM

I like the Elf diet. Eat Less Food.

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johndontJan. 3, 13 1:24 PM

wanna lose weight?

burn more calories than you consume.

rocket science not.

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tpatmahoJan. 3, 13 1:38 PM

TV corrupts everything it touches, and you should believe absolutely nothing you see on it. In this case, a man who once was probably a pretty good doctor has been corrupted by the magic of TV into a quack.

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orr333Jan. 3, 13 1:45 PM

I would also like to congratulate medvezhonok on the loss! I went to a wellness facility in South Carolina in April of 2011. Using 'rocket science' of consume less than you burn, exercise regularly and eat what you want so long as you account for it, I have lost 150 pounds and on the final 40 for my loss portion of the journey. I applaud you for this article! He once spoke of GREAT stuff around reducing cancer risk, etc and now has turned into a shill for whomever will pay him to say it. Dr. Oz is a joke now but unfortunately, people want an easy-out. I know this because I used to be one of them and then I learned the truth!

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