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Dr. Oz

Bacopa Monnieri

20 Mar 2017

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. When our early ancestors foraged for plants to eat, they encountered some that had benefits other than curbing hunger. Maybe it was pain relief from...

Dr. Oz's Sweet Tooth

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz is talking and nutritionists are shuddering. It’s almost a daily occurrence. This time he is all excited about a sugar substitute that according to him does not have a “chemical taste,”...

Metal in the Micro

20 Mar 2017

Because I take the odd shot at Dr. Oz (he is after all such an inviting target) people send me reports of some of his antics. Apparently he, or one of his guests, muttered something about using...

Green coffee beans give science a black eye

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz  didn’t mince his words when he described the wondrous effects of green coffee bean extract. “Magical,” “staggering,” an “unprecedented discovery!” “Finally, a cure for obesity” he...

Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

20 Mar 2017

Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s “Dr. Oz Show,” where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn’t claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does...

Dr. Oz’s “Two Day Holiday Detox” should be flushed

20 Mar 2017

One would think that producers of the Dr. Oz show would pay at least a little attention to the widely publicized study that appeared in the British Medical Journal examining the health...

Phytoceramides

20 Mar 2017

“As seen on the Dr. Oz Show” is a claim that is guaranteed to boost sales for any product. Like the “phytoceramides” glorified by a couple of plastic surgeons on the show. Incorporated into dietary...

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