Dr. Oz Pens Harsh Letter To Critics, Promises To Continue Pushing Alternative Medicine On Show
The world of daytime talk shows has always been one where hosts offer counsel to each episode’s guests. Whether it involves paternity questions on Maury or threeways with animals on Jerry Springer, the host is always the bearer of advice. But rarely do hosts come under fire as much as Dr. Mehmet Oz for his health-and-wellness series The Dr. Oz Show. But he hasn’t turned a deaf ear to his many critics, and he recently fired shots back at them in a defensive and take-no-prisoners essay, as well as a short section on Thursday’s episode.
In an exclusive piece in TIME, Dr. Oz responded to his most recent criticisms from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, as well as the British Medical Journal. Oz downplayed the backlash and took a few shots back at the authors of the Columbia report.
That mostly ended his offensive strike, and the rest was a balance between backing up his own angles on approaching science and medicine, and pointing out that his views aren’t in direct contrast to traditional medicine. He points out that he tries to help patients who are suffering from things like a lack of energy and moodiness, areas that conventional practitioners might not pay too much attention to, since those problems aren’t money makers for doctors.
As well, he says that while it’s true some of his methods haven’t been 100% proven through clinical trials, so haven’t many of the things the CDC and WHO stand behind. Dr. Oz is gonna Dr. Oz, and nobody is going to stop him, regardless of what kind of antagonism they throw at him. Here’s his clearest point of view on his own position.
In the end, it’s up to viewers and citizens to decide what we want to do with our bodies, and Dr. Oz also condones this. He just condones it on a TV where millions of people have access to his words.
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