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Twitter makes a twit out of Dr. Oz

November 17, 2014

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Ah, Dr. Mehmet Oz.  Fierce, Freethinking Fatties is here to talk about you again and, like last time, it’s not going to be pretty.

In the last several years he has come under scrutiny for his questionable claims of numerous health products. He’s also accused of being an anti-vaccine sympathizer. So far, he’s ignored the criticism and continues to stand by the items he promotes. All this makes you forget that he’s really a cardiologist.

Last week, he wanted Twitter users to ask him their biggest questions:

Twitter responded, of course, but not in the way he probably wanted it to. Let’s have fun reading some of the many, many, many questions that were tweeted:

Despite people having fun at Dr. Oz’s expense, the fact that so many went on Twitter to call him out for being a snake oil salesman first and cardiologist last is a good thing. It means there are people out there who are tired of him and others like him who refuse to realize there is no miracle cure for every ailment under the sun, and that the promise of fast, easy weight loss is really nowhere to be found. Would you feel safe and confident going to a doctor who apparently spends more time as a celebrity spokesperson and one who got publicly criticized by the government?

I’m not against alternative medicine at all and sometimes it can be just as beneficial as mainstream medical treatment. But Dr. Oz’s brand of alternative medicine has been proven to really have no effect on human bodies, just pocketbooks. Save your money, not to mention your sanity.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2014 10:33 am

    I’m all about alternative medicines and have found many great natural remedies that help. However, Oz gives alternative medicine a bad name. It’s something new and miraculous every week. I would not be one of his patients if he paid me to be.

  2. Dizzyd permalink
    November 17, 2014 12:50 pm

    All I can say is HA!!!

  3. vesta44 permalink
    November 17, 2014 3:23 pm

    “Dr” Oz has to be really divorced from reality to think that he would get actual medical questions from Twitter users. I think he has endorsed so many quack remedies that he can’t remember what he’s said from one show to the next and doesn’t realize how contradictory his endorsements of those “remedies” are. I don’t think he really cares either, after all, all those endorsements are making his bank account grow larger and larger (as if he doesn’t make enough money as a surgeon).
    The really sad thing is that despite being called out by the government, he hasn’t stopped making outrageous claims about everything under the sun being the “cure” for this, that, and the other ailment. And his Twitter debacle isn’t going to stop him either, not as long as these “remedies” are paying him, and not as long as there are people gullible enough to buy into the hype. 😦

  4. Len permalink
    November 17, 2014 3:24 pm

    Oh god … I have autoimmune illnesses and the number of people who have tried to tell me that I CAN cure my own broken body and I am ONLY sick because I WANT to be etc etc. I 150% blame this man and his ilk.

    People like him make a living peddling false hopes and allocating blame. Pointing accusations is no way to deal with illness. How nice to see him taking a dose of his own bitter medicine.

  5. Jennifer Hansen permalink
    November 20, 2014 2:08 am

    “All of the fat patients you see have heart problems because all of your patients have heart problems. You’re a cardiologist.” KAPOW!

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