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Dr. Oz vilified in Twitter feed

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by CFS_for_19_years, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Here's what happened when Dr. Oz asked Twitter for health questions

    http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7203269/dr-oz-health-twitter (twitter excerpts included)

    America’s quack Dr. Oz asks people to ask him questions on Twitter. Hilariously, the results aren’t quite what he expected.
    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2...-quite-what-he-expected/#.VGRoiJGv4h4.twitter

    I can't choose a favorite tweet - there are too many of them. There might have been more, but I'm sure people were torn between ogling Kim Kardashian's butt and making fun of Dr. Oz. It was a busy day.

    Here's the live twitter feed: https://twitter.com/search?q=#OzsInbox&src=tyah

    For an earlier thread on Dr. Oz, see
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...-student-who-wants-to-bring-down-dr-oz.31452/
     
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  2. Revel

    Revel Senior Member

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    @CFS_for_19_years, oh dear, he certainly opened Pandora's Box with this bright idea.

    They say 'Laughter is the best medicine', so thank you Dr Oz, feeling better already!
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    That's hysterical!

    I especially like the videos titled Dr. House of Cards.

    Thanks, I needed that!

    Barb
     
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  4. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    @CFS_for_19_years

    Yes! ! I hadn't heard of him before today. The guy is a genius!

    There is no redundancy when it comes to humor. I think somone famous said that.

    If you haven't seen House of Cards, he has Kevin Spacy's character to a key!

    Thanks.

    Barb
     
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    What fun! I do enjoy good Hollywood gossip once in a while, especially when the Mighty are laid low.
     
  7. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I like Dr Oz. He is very open-minded and more open to alternative healing modalities than anyone else on tv. AND... he is the only media personality who was EVER willing to do a segment on CFS.

    I think the attackers are just a bunch of nasty asshats with nothing better to do with their energy, and that's sad.

     
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  8. barbc56

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    Isn't this a bit dated?
    Barb
     
  9. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    A Prescription for BS?

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/a-prescription-for-bs-1.2835840
    Bonus licks: He takes a few swipes at Dr. Phil......can I get a Woot Woot :cool:


     
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  10. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    So what if it's dated. The point is that Dr Oz actually was WILLING to talk about the serious debilitating disease of CFS on his show, and he did so in an empathetic way without dismissing it as a psychological condition. Name one other major talk show host/tv personality who has ever been willing to do so. There are none that I know of.
     
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  11. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    So you think it's OK for a licensed medical doctor to go on a TV show and spout medico-babble just because he ran an episode on CFS/ME? Do you tolerate the psychobabble doctors because they're nice people? How is that any different than someone spouting medical BS?
     
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  12. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Are you seriously going to compare Dr Oz with Ted Bundy (who was a serial killer)...?

    I have nothing further to say.

    To each his own.
     
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  13. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Alright, I took Ted Bundy out of the mix, so here is where I stand:

     
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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    The thing I find so frustrating is that when Dr. Oz first started as a regular guest on Oprah, he was giving some good medical advice. As he gained more fame, started his own show he became slicker, more sensationalist and started giving dodgy advice which still had enough credible information sprinkled here and there making what he recommended difficult to sort through. People, adore him. There's a term called the Oz effect which means when he mentions a product, sales go through the roof.

    I don't know if he does this but when he shows things such as the power of prayet and I believe some find it helps does he say prayer can be useful but not as a substitute for medical care. This topic has recently been in the news of two young children dying of curable conditions becase of the parents disdane for medicine interventions. I really believe these parents believed they were doing the best for their children but this does not negate the tragic consequences of their decisions.

    One of the other things I find irksome is his touting all these weight loss and anti aging products which buy into the "if I am not a size two, or am showing my age, I'm not worth as much as those who are." mindset so he attracts a lot of viewers as unfortunately, the reality is that these values are still held in high esteem carry a in our culture.

    I could go on and on, but I won't. :D

    Barb
     
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    If you haven't watched House or House of Cards, this is still funny. He has Kenin Spacy's character in House of Cards down to a tee.



    Barb

    ETA I repeated almost word my comment from my above posr about Kevin Spacy's character as portrayed by Dr. Zdogg MD. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    He's got some zingers in there such as, when referring to Senator McCaskill, he says, "I love that woman like a hematologist loves blooooood" and "Hell hath no fury like a physician forced to spend the first five minutes of a six-minute visit undoing the nefarious teachings of Dr. Jack and his magic beans." His super creepy southern drawl really kills it.
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    @Jonathan Edwards @Butydoc @Dr.Patient enjoy the laughs guys
     
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  18. perchance dreamer

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    I know why Dr. Oz is controversial, but our paper runs his column once a week. It has common-sense nutritional advice and ideas about things like preventing heart disease and diabetes. I like this column and find nothing objectionable about it.

    Since I've had health challenges for a number of years and have done a lot of research, I rarely find anything I didn't know already, but my husband does. He's fortunate enough to enjoy great health, so he hasn't done the research I have.

    He's 53, and I tried to convince him for 3 years to get a colonoscopy. He just wouldn't do it until he read that Dr. Oz had one and had precancerous polyps. My husband figured that if someone who lead such a healthy lifestyle could get polyps that he should get a colonoscopy, too. I had told him that for years, to no avail. Men!

    Anyway, he had the procedure and had 2 precancerous polyps himself. We are both glad they are out of him instead of inside.

    @CFS_for_19_years, this has nothing to do with the thread, so apologies for going off topic, but is it Ann Rule that you know who worked with Bundy at the suicide hotline in Seattle? Were you living in Seattle and old enough to be aware of the missing women at the time?

    We live in Austin, and when we first moved into our house, I started reading Ann Rule's book The Stranger Beside Me. The story of Bundy is so ghastly, but it's fascinating, too.

    My husband had to leave town suddenly on a business trip, and the first time I was alone here I was in the middle of that book. It's hard to put down once you stop.

    Reading it when I was alone was HUGE mistake, of course. I left the lights on and didn't sleep a wink all night.

    Part of the reason I was so spooked is that it is somewhat rural where we live, no sidewalks or streetlights, and most of the houses are set way off the road. Lesson learned!
     
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    I went to Central Washington University, where he probably grabbed one student and tried to grab a couple more in the parking lot a few decades earlier. One of the failed attempts was the mother of a girl who lived in the same dorm that I was in.

    Ted Bundy is the reason that there's now blue emergency lights all over campuses in Washington, which can be activated to signal for help.
     
  20. perchance dreamer

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    @Valentijn, I once visited a friend going to school in Ellensburg, and she told me the same thing about Bundy.

    Part of the reason I was so interested in the story is that I lived in the Seattle area part of the 80s and still visit family and friends there. So I recognized a lot of the places mentioned in the book.

    A friend of mine lives in Olympia, and during the time when girls were disappearing, she was sunbathing at a local lake,a little distance away from the other people there that day.

    A guy approached her and asked her to help him move his boat. She refused, thinking it odd that he would ask a small woman when there were guys a short distance away.

    She said he had different hair color and was probably someone else, but it still chilled her.
     
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