Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Dr. Oz was called before the Senate today for a hearing.
"I am concerned that you are melding medical advice, news, and entertainment in a way that harms consumers,” Sen. Claire McCaskill scolded Dr. Oz during the hearing.
He has a platform (his tv show and the media) to use to help people in an honest and good way, and yet he has allowed himself to help push products that are fraudulent.
From the above cited article:
McCaskill took Oz to task for a 2012 show in which he proclaimed that green coffee extract was a "magic weight loss cure for every body type."
"I get that you do a lot of good on your show," McCaskill told Oz, "but I don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true."
Oz insisted he believes in the supplements he talks about on his show as short-term crutches, and even has his family try them. But there's no long-term miracle pill out there without diet and exercise, he said.
End of cited article.
Will he stop doing this? For awhile he will. I wonder for how long though. Preying on people who are desperate to lose weight and will spend money on products that don't work...
Shame on him!!!
And thank you Spark People for providing this FREE Resource with all the well researched articles and exercises and recipes that are grounded in well researched and healthy ways to work out and lose weight!!! Yes, they have ads to support their website. But anytime there has been a questionable ad, all you have to do is contact them and they will look into it and remove it! Fame and fortune is not their business! Just my humble opinion.