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GENRE009 SparkPoints: (33,711)
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9/25/13 4:42 P

Be careful about thinking everything he suggests he knows about! I was on weight watchers, just started. And watched Dr Oz, he suggested a pill to take all the fat off areas where it was, the pill was suppose to be a natural substance. I bought it, what he failed to tell me was that this pill would affect my hormones! It screwed me so up, that I had to bail out of ww, and go to a doctors to get straightened out! The pill is called Relora!

Edited by: GENRE009 at: 9/25/2013 (16:44)
SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
9/25/13 2:46 P

Dr. Oz can be so convincing because of his "Medical Facts". I too fell prey to his Green Coffee Bean pills. I took them for 1 month w/ no results. I know pills do not work but he caught me at a time that I was frustrated w/ my progress. Just eat right and move your body. Don't believe the hype !! emoticon

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,779
9/25/13 2:21 P

One thing is for sure, Dr. Oz's bank account will GAIN WEIGHT if you and people like you fall for this nonsense!! Let's all be smarter than the marketing team that Dr. Oz employs, ok? Same as Oprah, these people don't become billionairs just because they talk all the time!

Edited by: ETHELMERZ at: 9/25/2013 (14:22)
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (252,401)
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9/25/13 1:27 P

okay Circle, you sent me to Google.

I couldn't figure out what Tuner Classic Movies has to do with this topic, but I love TCM too!

(not the TCM I'm most familiar with)

CIRCE_NOT_XL Posts: 76
9/25/13 1:06 P

Most weight-loss pills are junk. There have been some studies that show promise but they're all too small and not stable enough to actually be worth much. Too, NONE of the over-the-counter stuff is tested by the FDA (the ones who approve your prescription medications) and so ANY claims they make are just that: claims that they make, not facts.

I mainly reply to say to everybody: If you are on ANY prescriptions medications CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST before you start anything over the counter. I can barely begin to describe to you some of the dangerous interactions that can occur between OTCs and RX medications. St. John's Wort? I run screaming for my pharmacist any time a customer tells me they're taking it. Garlic? The FIRST thing I do is ask a woman if she's on oral contraceptives.

I love TCM but just because something is holistic or natural doesn't always mean that it's safe for YOU. (Homeopathic? Oh, please, GOOGLE THAT. The 'science' is amazing.)

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (158,732)
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9/25/13 11:56 A

If it sounds too good to be true - it probably is. The only way to change ---- is to change.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
9/25/13 11:38 A

Dr Oz began as a reliable resource within the medical community. I had respect for him when he adhered to those principles. Now, however, he's fallen to commercial interests (in many cases his own), and that taints any advice he might offer, IMO.

In re "magic" diet aids... well, if they worked, we'd all be on them and we'd all be our perfect weights. That goes for the calories-in/calories-out with exercise mythinformation, too.

Honest weight loss is a function of healthy living. There's no "magic," no "silver bullet." It doesn't have to be hard - although, it IS hard to break the unhealthy nutrition habits of a lifetime, and the food addictions and cravings that go along with that.

Just eat real food. That means SPECIFICALLY avoiding the recommendations we've been given which got us here to begin with, and which are *still* being promoted. Research the current nutrition science. Take back responsibility for your own health and nutrition. Let BigAg, BigPharma, and our government take their own advice. It certainly hasn't been good for the rest of us. Maybe it will be better for them.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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9/25/13 10:39 A

it has to be too good to be true. Oh and Dr Oz does not impress me one bit.

MARYLIZ54120 Posts: 370
9/25/13 1:00 A

Yes, too good to be true.

TTRABEAU SparkPoints: (1,864)
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9/22/13 8:20 A

I'm glad I read this. I was considering them because I wanted faster results even though it took me a few years to put on the extra weight I don't know why I feel I need to lose it all over night emoticon emoticon

KAYMAXIM SparkPoints: (0)
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9/22/13 12:44 A

I am pretty sure a good diet with exercise is way better in the long run.

9/21/13 10:35 P

No, no, NO! Nothing more than snake oil.

JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,136
9/21/13 9:18 P

I believe in the old rule, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is not true.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (589,274)
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9/21/13 8:59 P

I saw that show too. I tend not to believe those weight loss "miracles"!!!!

9/21/13 8:39 P

I too am disappointed by how much Dr. Oz has changed. I know people who think he just tries to be a "clearing house" and present different points of view. But it is confusing and he's always exactly the same: enthusiastic!

BETHIEMAE75 Posts: 242
9/21/13 8:09 P

Believe in yourself and the old fashion way....calories in vs. calories out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Work out and watch what you eat!

STARMIZER2000 SparkPoints: (142,622)
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9/21/13 7:58 P

Don't believe the hype

KAZZIE531 SparkPoints: (69,735)
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9/21/13 5:01 P

thanks for clarifying that

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (200,147)
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9/21/13 3:28 P


Don't assume that just because Dr Oz's name is on the website, that he actually endorses the product. MANY disreputable companies on the internet just use his name to sell their product. He just did a show on "reclaiming" his good name.

You can watch that episode here.

Also, there was a really good SP discussion about Dr Oz in this thread. You should read it.

KAZZIE531 SparkPoints: (69,735)
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9/21/13 3:16 P

emoticon Dr. Oz just had a show on people who are using his name to promote their products...So, in Dr. Oz's defense....people are using his good name illegally. He does not promote anyone's stuff.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,540
9/21/13 2:46 P

I vote too good to be true

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,300
9/21/13 11:51 A

It's always something, with Dr. Oz. Raspberry ketones, coffee bean extract, white bean something or other. All kinds of pills and supplements. None of which are regulated by the FDA and when you buy that stuff, who knows if you're actually getting what they claim on the bottle. Could be corn starch pressed into pill shapes. Or floor sweepings for that matter.

The thing with Dr. Oz is-- it seems that while at one time he was a respected doctor, since he's gotten his own tv show, he touts all this "miracle breakthrough" weight loss garbage as a way to boost ratings. And who knows, maybe they pay him to push this stuff at people, too. It just preys on people's desires to find an easier, softer way to lose weight quickly. Instead of watching what they eat and getting some exercise. There is no magic bullet, people. If it sounds too good to be true, it IS NOT true.

The man has zero credibility, imo.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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9/21/13 11:07 A

Yes too good to be true and dangerous for you. Max weight loss per week should be 2 lbs. otherwise your body goes into starvation mode and you don't lose.

WLIBERTY SparkPoints: (127,860)
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9/21/13 11:01 A

I think Dr. Oz has sold out. He;s more interested in $ than truth.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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9/21/13 10:24 A

I think Dr. Oz is creepy and I'm not impressed with him and what he has to say.
When the day comes when people realize moderation is the key, that avoiding certain foods, eating X amount of this or that every day, and taking some sort of pill is not the answer, then we will have actually discovered something (luckily for me, I have already discovered it but my common sense, all too practical approach is not very popular and it also includes the hard fact if we are not willing to give up overindulging permanently, we are not going to lose weight and keep it off).

There is no easier softer, way and there is no miracle out there. The answer is simple, but doing what it takes to change your eating permanently (and possibly getting more activity) is far from easy, but it can be done.

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (568,611)
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9/21/13 10:17 A

way too good to be true....better to lose the healthy way....calories in and calories out.

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9/21/13 10:10 A

There are NO magic bullets or diet pills that work. The worlds oldest scam.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/21/13 9:03 A

yes, it's too good to be true!

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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9/21/13 8:46 A

My opinion on Dr. Oz is that he is a sell out and I very rarely pay any attention to what he says or does.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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9/21/13 7:25 A

If it were true then Dr. Oz should be receiving his Nobel Prize for curing obesity any time now...

The Dr. Oz Show is nothing more than a glorified infomercial.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/21/2013 (16:01)
EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
9/21/13 7:21 A

I saw another Dr. Oz ad or infomercial on some kind of tamarind extract for weight loss. They are claiming that they lost about 18lbs in a month.

What do you think? Too good to be true?

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