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Should there be a 2nd tv show to debunk all the lies Dr. Oz tells on his show?

It comes on after our local news now, so I'm frequently horrified to hear the latest myths he's perpetuating or the minor common sense detail he's exaggerating like it's a major new discovery (people have parasites, well, duh, anyone who paid attention in science class should already know that).  He even did a show on gay conversion therapy, touting the treatment, AFTER the guy who invented it admitted it was all lies and apologized for publishing it and putting so many people through hell.

They did a profile on him earlier this year, going behind the scenes of some of the junk science he's promoted and how even the free medical exams he offers people are scripted.

How do you deal with people who believe everything he says without looking up which are true and which are lies?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 9:33 AM on Nov. 6, 2013 in Entertainment

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  • YES! My mom started taking some diet pill she saw on dr. Oz and shock of all shocks it doesn't work! I said Mom diet pills don't work her response It was on Dr. Oz..


    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:36 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Fortunately, I don't have to deal with people who believe everything he says. If I did, I would say, "Use your head for more than a hat rack and read up on your health concerns rather than letting this quack feed you garbage!"

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:56 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • OMG NP! I loathe this man! Especially the older people who think his word is Gods Honest Truth!
    They come out of the woodwork, looking for his new amazing cure all! First thing I ask them, did you see this on Dr Oz?
    90% of the time, the answer is yes. Dr Oz, should have an on-line store to sell his crap!

    Answer by KTElite at 9:58 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • The answer to your question, should there be a second show to debunk, HELL YES!

    Answer by KTElite at 10:01 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Simply said "The masses are asses". This is why the world has turned to crap & we are barraged with all the sickeningly ignorant questions lately here on CM by new members. Like "my baby fell off the bed & what do I do, how do I discipline a baby, my friend OD'd on drugs etc". Lately this site has been seriously sickening me. Sorry for the vent.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:10 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • He makes me crazy just with the weight related crap he talks about ALL the damn time

    it's easy. Count your calories -eat enough but not too much. Eat decent food and don't deprive yourself...
    work out- drink water.

    no need for pills, shakes, weird syrup stuff (something he talked about yesterday even!) or anything else. UGH.
    I think he promotes anything that makes him money
    How do we get people to not pay attention to him or to think what he says is written in stone?
    I have NO idea

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:12 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • I don't know anyone that admits to watching Dr. Oz.

    I think instead of people getting their information from a television Doctor, they should get information from their actual practicing doctor that knows their health history.
    Or from CM Answers section, obviously.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:18 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Lol @ Quinnmae, I agree.

    Answer by HHx5 at 10:55 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • He is a modern-day snake oil salesman, plain and simple.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:40 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Yes, of course. This man is a quack.

    Answer by May-20 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

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