John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. Then he invites George R.R. Martin, Steve Buscemi, the Black and Gold Marching Elite, and some fake real housewives on the show to illustrate how to pander to an audience without hurting anyone.
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As on point John Oliver is usually, I have a problem with the part about L-tryptophan. Having a long time problem with insomnia, that was the only thing I found that worked fairly reliably. After taking it off the market, it turned out that the whole problem was contamination from one company. Unfortunately, the whole myth had spread so far that as far as I know, it's never been put back on the market. Which is exactly what John is talking about. People jump on something on the internet or TV and don't look any farther than what agrees' with their beliefs.
My folks used to be all about Dr. Oz. They'd Tivo his show if they couldn't watch it, they'd follow his advice and honestly he does give good health advice. You know exercise, eat right, reduce fat, sodium and empty calories and so on. But my Dad especially was all into trying these supplements that he sold and he'd go out to the health food store to find them and try them for a bit. For all intents and purposes he is a bit of a health nut. In the gym every day. Doesn't eat processed foods. Shuns sugar in all it's forms and stuff like that. I told him he was wasting his money and then showed him this.
Neither one watches him anymore. This one thing tainted the way they saw him.
The simple recipe to eatery: eat less, get thinner. thats basically 75% of what you can do. of course you can eat veggies instead of sodas to get your calories, but nodoby will die of scurvy. The problem with that: Kraft an Nestle don't earn on you eating less. Their solution: Eat as much as before or even more and then also sink your cash into supplements that don't work, but you are told they do. That's a win-win-lose situation for the food industry, the diet product industry and you. Don't be selfish and help those poor industries!
I suggest the take "Discovery Science Channel" off the air until they 'fact check' all their claims. More disinformation, pretend- science on that channel than any I've seen. When they quote "Ancient Astronaut Theorists (or "Authors") they should not have sponsors ! While Discovery does some great history shows (most of us know woefully little accurate history even of our own country) they also produce 'crappy in-search-of series in which two guys with little relevant background go out with expensive equipment.(Like ground penetrating radar and always find ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Watch some time... What a bore! And record- setting mis- information! How can they do that?
It gives me immense pleasure to see that sold out politicians not only exist in countries like Bangladesh or India they do exist also in a 1st world country like America. Great to know that we are one America's level.
How did this guy get qualified. He memorised some stuff. He never learned to think criticalls, or understand the research process, and the value of research, and how to conduct it scrupulously and rigorously. He also skipped ethics clases. How many people have suffered because of his snake oil advice? Or even died?
Dr Oz is not unlike Dr. Sanjay Gupta........hmmm...'sales'...the old tricks still work on people as well as they always have. When will we learn not to buy on someones word and do REAL Research first?.. People first. Scammy Companies need prosecution ps, personal note, Dr.Oz bites it..
I enjoy his content but worry that he isn't drawing the right conclusions from the information he is providing. I don't think he is instilling the philisophical framework needed to understand and guide the correct amount of regulation or the way to contextualize these issues
I get what you are saying, and I agree. But, to be fair, there is a small mortality benefit from decreasing colorectal cancer by the mechanism of decreasing angiogensis in the colon. Multiple studies have studied it's effect since 2010. Most recently in 2015, US Preventive Services Task Force published a paper in Evidence Syntheses, which updates it's finding . USPSTF currently gives it a B rating , which falls under "offer and provide this service" to patients by the prescribing physicians .
I would bet it's at least in part because the supplements are aimed at old people and soccer moms - people who absolutely _love_ getting all up-in-arms about stupid nonsense and writing letters to congress.
Reagan deregulated the FDA which began the downward sprtal.Corporations started testing their own products instead of unbias regulatory scientists.I stopped watching Oz when he stated that circumcision was the healthier alternative .He is wrong.That kind of trauma is really mentally and physically harsh on a baby.And it gets rid of the protecting layer.I understand maybe when the Jews were wandering the desert unable to wash regularly.It seems against Nature or God to remove what was provided to protect
... How can you possibly win people over, saying that loosely regulated companies shouldn't have to list warnings on their products?... Fucking America... Y'all crazy and deserve the soiled bed you've made.
Take with a grain of salt but these sites have seemed really thorough, honest and informative
https://examine.com/ - Provides research backed positives and negatives about many supplements with links to all studies involved ... "Our goal from day 1 has always been: read the research, make sense of it, and put it online. We’re an education company that looks at the research — nothing more, nothing less."
Labdoor.com - "We independently buy supplements from retail stores and test them in chemistry labs. Then we publish the results and expert reviews for free, so you can buy the right products for you."
Might as well stop singling out Hatch; this sort of thing, and it's FAR from limited to the FTC & FDA, has been our governing philosophy every since Reagan convinced the most powerless (and largely the worst educated) whites, that: "We-all don't need no big gubmint lookin' after us!".
Of course, this is exactly the sort of attitude publicly lauded by the wealthy–can you say Koch Brothers? The Waltons?–while the truth is, behind the scenes, they actually luuuve themselves some "big government". Just so long that is, as that government behaves itself by acting in their interests only.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.