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Dr. Oz wins "Charlatan of the year" award


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A few days late, but I found this kind of funny, and pleasing.

LA Times here

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awesome. i hate that fraud.

yes, agreed.

I've heard people at work talk about this dude. Some of the stuff I've heard sounds dubious at best. Dare I say ludicrous? Never watched his show but I'll have to share this with some of the folks who have/do. Heh.

I've not watched his show, but I have seen him on talk shows and on the news. He talks in sound bits. Too commercial for me to pay much attention to him.

I love Dr. oz!

Original Post by jessica_ann_87:

I love Dr. oz!

is that...sarcasm? did you read the article?

 

Also, wikipedia's article on what a charlatan is. Its ok, I had to look it up the first time hearing it

An honor he so richly deserves.

Never heard of that 'prize' before.

And after reading the article, that he was given the award because he entertained the possibility of faith healing or Jon Edwards hearing what dead people say... I don't fault him for not saying it's impossible.  I don't think it's impossible.  And if it is real, I am certain that there is a scientific explanation for it - not that it would be magic.  I'm sure that things like germs seemed preposterous when someone first proposed them too.

A friend of mine called me the other day and asked me what my pee smelled like. I thought I was prepared for anything, but I didn't know how to respond to that. So I just said, I try not to smell my pee or anything else that's in the toilet, if at all possible, and if unavoidable, for as short a time as possible, and I don't dwell on what it smells like.

He said that Dr. Oz had people on his show smelling different containers of pee because you can tell things from it?  The only two examples he could remember were that you could tell if someone had eaten asparagus (duh! we all know that!) and that you could tell if someone had uncontrolled diabetes (never heard that before).

But I just thought, wow, that guy can get people to do anything. I bet he'll have them sniffing poo before long.

But I don't have a problem with someone reserving judgment on things like faith healing or energy healing or whatever.  Because we don't know everything yet.

 

A recent discussion about Dr. Oz with my grandmother resulted in her informing my mother and me that she has never measured the size of my grandfather's...YOU know.

Let's just say, i'm not a fan of Dr. Oz.

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Original Post by jules817:

A recent discussion about Dr. Oz with my grandmother resulted in her informing my mother and me that she has never measured the size of my grandfather's...YOU know.

Let's just say, i'm not a fan of Dr. Oz.

I'm seriously finding that funny. That must have been an awkward moment.

Dark yellow pee with a strong amonia oder can indicate dehydration. While I don't think people should be sniffing containers of their urine, they should be aware of the color of their urine and if it has a stronger odor than normal.

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Never heard of that 'prize' before.

And after reading the article, that he was given the award because he entertained the possibility of faith healing or Jon Edwards hearing what dead people say... I don't fault him for not saying it's impossible.  I don't think it's impossible.  And if it is real, I am certain that there is a scientific explanation for it - not that it would be magic.  I'm sure that things like germs seemed preposterous when someone first proposed them too.

A friend of mine called me the other day and asked me what my pee smelled like. I thought I was prepared for anything, but I didn't know how to respond to that. So I just said, I try not to smell my pee or anything else that's in the toilet, if at all possible, and if unavoidable, for as short a time as possible, and I don't dwell on what it smells like.

He said that Dr. Oz had people on his show smelling different containers of pee because you can tell things from it?  The only two examples he could remember were that you could tell if someone had eaten asparagus (duh! we all know that!) and that you could tell if someone had uncontrolled diabetes (never heard that before).

But I just thought, wow, that guy can get people to do anything. I bet he'll have them sniffing poo before long.

But I don't have a problem with someone reserving judgment on things like faith healing or energy healing or whatever.  Because we don't know everything yet.

 

 Actually, that is true.  My husband is diabetic and urine changes noticeably when his diabetes isn't well controlled.   http://www.riversideonline.com/health_referen ce/Questions-Answers/AN00958.cfm

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