Do TV Dr.’s Have Your Best Interest In Mind?

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Just Because You’re Called Doctor…

Does That Mean I Should Trust You?

 

I’ve been involved with muscle building, weight loss, and fitness all my life. I’ve seen a lot of gimmicks.

Sadly, I’ve fell for a few of them myself. Like eating every 2 or 3 hours to get the metabolism and muscle building going at full capacity. I’ll have to explore that myth with you time too.

Today, I want to stick with authority figures exploiting the trust people have of their profession.

It’s downright criminal.

Take Dr. Oz for example…

In my opinion the guy is no more than a snake oil salesman in a doctor’s costume.

He’s there to make money for himself, advertisers, and the network.

He’s not the only one out there doing it either. You see doctors endorsing many bad weight loss and muscle building products. Remember Dr. Ho and the ab trimmer?

I don’t have a problem with people selling things and making money. I love to buy gadgets. Everyone has to earn a living.

What gets me is that everyone involved is using the trust people have in doctors to sell snake oil. Dr. Oz pedals weight loss products. There are other doctors out there doing the same thing with muscle building.

We expect salesmen to trick you. We expect marketers throwing a curve ball in your direction. What we don’t expect is doctors spreading rubbish around the airways and over the internet.

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An occasional mistake or some misinformation would be acceptable. Though as a cardiothoracic surgeon, I’m willing to bet that Dr. Oz doesn’t make many mistakes.

It’s irresponsible of him to do what he does.

Spreading baseless diets, ineffective workouts and products as a solution to viewers weight loss problems.

I saw him doing a workout with Tracy Anderson and 3 pound dumbbells. Totally useless.

Exercise works wonders to banish the belly. I have everyone lift weights. But come on, 2 and 3 pound dumbbells? Give me a break. My grandmother lifts more than that doing daily chores.

If you want results, do real workouts.

What you see a lot of is the promotion of worthless supplements.

I don’t want to bore you with all the evidence of how full of bull he is. If I didn’t give you some resources I’d be just as bad….

 

    I also saw a clip where Dr. Oz was pimping out Raspberry Ketones, to burn belly fat. With his reach it caused the sales of Raspberry Ketones, to go through the roof. He called it..

“The number one miracle in a bottle to burn fat.”

What a load of bull!

From what I can tell, there has never been studies conducted on people. There have been rat tests, test tube experiments, but never anything in real live people.

Research done on rats required an incredibly high dose. Based on the rat finding scientists say that if this supplement did have any effect on humans, the amount needed would be astronomical.

Come on Dr. Oz., how can you call this the “number one miracle in a bottle to burn fat?” He even went on to say…

“I have vetted these; I’ve looked at them carefully; I am absolutely enamored. I know they work.”

His science is kind of sketchy anyway. He did an article on how artificial sweeteners cause cancer. The study he used as proof actually concluded the opposite…

As seen in - Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk in a network of case–control studies

“In conclusion, therefore, this study provides no evidence that saccharin or other sweeteners (mainly aspartame) increase the risk of cancer at several common sites in humans.”

Nearly every week he has some new breakthrough to share. I don’t even know how this is possible. Even if it was, what happened to last month’s miracle cure. This gets even more suspect when you think of all the other experts finding their miracle to.

Just because it’s doctor recommended doesn’t mean it works.

Maybe I’m just old school. Maybe I just like what works. You can’t go wrong with good old fashion hard work.

Proper nutrition and a solid exercise program is guaranteed to work every time.

No hype.

No gimmicks.

Just the time trusted basics.

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Be wary of the shaman

Jason

Jason, CSCS