Apart from your family doctor, the only doctors you probably encounter on a regular basis are the ones you see on TV. Given his popularity, that’s probably Dr. Oz, who for years has been the face of medicine for millions of Americans with “The Dr Oz Show.”
But with great power (and a big audience) comes great responsibility, and Dr. Oz has been anything but responsible with his role as America’s…
So here we are, turns out I didn’t die when I entered cheese withdrawals last week. Instead I read this book that was recommended to me by at least a dozen people. This book (written by ANDI-score inventor Dr. Joel Fuhrman). When I flipped it over at book warehouse I read that it contains a highly effective, scientifically proven way of eating. It promises to help you live longer, reduce dependence on medication and dramatically improve you overall health. I like science, I love food, so (naturally) I jumped in feet first and it turns out…Doctor Joel is onto something. Not only has this book kicked my weight loss off to a great start (6lbs to be exact) it has also improved my understanding of what I have been doing to my body for the last 26 years. It forced me to rethink and re-look at how I respond to and cause cravings in my own body. Just so you know; THIS ISN’T JUST ANOTHER DIET BOOK. This is a book for someone looking to change their lifestyle. This book changed the way I want to eat. The formula is simple: health= nutrients/calories, which means you eat heaps and heaps of nutrient dense food so you no longer crave fat, sweets and high calorie food. Like any lifestyle chang it has its restrictions, the nice part is he explains why they exist and what they do to our bodies. Not sure if you caught the eating heaps of food I mentioned a couple of sentences back…that might possibly be my favourite part. I am truly enjoying what and how much I get to eat. Plus the book includes a sample grocery list and more recipes (yes their easy and they taste good) than I can count.
Conclusion? I will no longer eat a fist size piece of cardboard or a 6-almond “snack” again. I encourage you to read this book. It will apply to someone in your life (or in your future..hello skyrocketing childhood obesity). It’s a gem..
“When you look at the sheer magnitude of the misinformation…[Dr. Oz], throughout the year, and even long before, [has] ensnared untold amounts of people with [his] falsehoods to the point of potentially putting their own health at risk…[He] has caused the most harm week in and week out as millions watch and are potentially fooled [with] everything from diet scams to homeopathy to fear-mongering about potentially beneficial technologies such as GMOs and even questioning the benefit of vaccines. With one unsubstantiated claim after another, going against both the scientific evidence and standard medical practice. As the show wins award after award, and one media group after another comments on its influence. It’s impossible to count how many people have been harmed, which is why it’s important to bring as much attention to this as possible, that someone so careless and fraudulent can be listened to and respected and admired by so many is beyond reprehensible. It is an epidemic all on its own.” - Shane Killian
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” - Daniel J. Boorstin
Considering that half of his medical advice has been confirmed to be bogus, and that he has been dragged before Congress to testify on behalf of his own bogosity, one has to wonder why Dr. Oz hasn’t had his medical license revoked yet.
(Originally posted to deviantART on January 6, 2015.)
If you watch Oprah (and who doesn’t), then I know you’re familiar with Dr. Mehmet Oz and his famous “green drink”. Dr. Oz says he drinks it just about every morning and if you look at Oprahs weekly meal plan, you’ll see that she too is drinking it every morning. Me too — Me too!! Yummo!
Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Green Drink Recipe – SERVES 3 to 4
2 apples (cored, but leave the skin on them)
2 BIG handfuls of spinach
1 medium cucumber
3 ribs/sticks of chopped celery (if you’re using Vita-mix, you only need to cut the celery rubs into thirds)
½ inch or teaspoon ginger root, peeled
1 bunch parsley
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of ½ lemon
After everything is combined in a blender (I highly recommend Vita-mix), this recipe makes 28 to 30 ounces — about three to four servings. After Oprah tried this on the show, she was pleasantly surprised and exclaimed “It’s a glass of fresh!”
If you’re not used to green drinks, you may find them a bit “earthy” in the beginning. An easy solution is to increase the fruit content until you get used to the earthy taste. I betcha one day you’ll be craving green drinks just like Dr. Oz’s recipe (I do). But in the beginning (and for as long as you want), feel free to increase the apple, or add a banana, or add in my favorite … fresh mango or cooked sweet potato!