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Dr. Oz another pill?

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Initial post: Mar 13, 2012 5:26:34 AM PDT
nancy says:
Recently I have been home in time to watch Dr.Oz and at first I was very excited when he recommended a new "safe" pill to take for good health. I know you have to pick and choose from his recommendation but how much is too much. At first I was running right out to get his newest rec., but now I have just stopped watching his show. Anyone else feel this way?

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 3:13:21 PM PDT
Nancy, I've noticed the same thing when I've watched. I've only seen him on tv about half a dozen times, but it seems every show is a new miracle pill or supplement that you need for your skin, hair, weight loss, heart, liver, etc. If you took a third of what he recommened you would be not only late for work, but broke as well.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 7:21:59 AM PDT
At least he had Tennie McCarty on last week. That's the answer, not a pill.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 2:18:31 PM PST
Sherri C. says:
Unfortunately, Dr. Oz has become a sellout. He's educated and personable, but I would rather do my own research than run out and buy the latest miracle pill or potion he's touting.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 3:10:33 PM PST
Meoleo says:
I like the Dr Oz show but I already have a handful of vitamins and supplements I take consistently that seem to give me energy and lift my mood. He really sold me on the raspberry keytone one time and I actually bought it because there it was covering the whole end isle at Sams Club, but I didn't stick with it because it didn't fit in my weekly pill container and I would forget to take it. I feel comfortable with what I do take now and just tune in now to see what he has to say. I've learned a lot of things from watching his show but found out I'm fine with sticking with what works for me right now. We all just need to understand its not a miracle pill that will help us, its exercise and a healthy diet that will work the miracle. : )

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 3:55:31 PM PST
Bala says:
I don't know when common sense is going to make it's entrance onto the diet pill scene but maybe soon. Sensible weight loss is a combination of what we eat and our lifestyle choices. Pills come and go and they always will. Sensible eating and moderate exercise are always the answer. If you go to my web site: it's all there. Good luck to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 12:10:18 AM PST
justjess says:
I stopped watching his show last year but still check it out on (rare) occasions. I just received my order of Garcinia -we 'll see. Has anyone tried it?

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 9:22:22 PM PST
Georgedc says:
Dr Oz advocates shows on numerology and psychics!

Should you believe anything he says?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 10:00:23 AM PST
Linda Watson says:
Nancy, the interesting thing about the diet pill Dr. Oz is excited about is the fact that the Raspberry Ketones and the Green coffee bean extract actually RELEASE fat from your cells, making weight loss easier especially that darn, stubborn belly fat!! Belly fat is very hard to lose because it is basically hormonal in nature. I would love to think that all it takes is eating right and exercise, but as we age, there is SO much more to it. The thyroid gets into play and sluggish and that hinders weight loss. When you're 20 -30 eating right and exercise is about all it takes to keep weight off. It's a DIFFERENT animal for us women and men over forty. How many really healthy thin people do you see over the age of 50? Not many. The dreaded muffin top is prevalent in women over 40. Why? Hormones. People are gaining weight and not eating any more than before... Supplements are needed in certain cases and some women respond beautifully to bio-identical hormones. Take a look at my blog for more information.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 7:33:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 4, 2013 7:34:09 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Oz is not just a pill. He's a quack too. Just my opinion.

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 6:02:34 AM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
OldAmazonian, how do you suppose a "quack" got to be a specialist in cardiac surgery? Dr. Oz has been instrumental in helping me get healthy, but I take all advice with a grain of salt. I know that all the diet pills in the world rely on ONE principle in order to be effective....and that's the Placebo effect. All the supplements might be good for you and have some beneficial effects, but none of them is a "miracle". If you believe in your ketones and coffee beans and acai berries and whatEVER, it will work. Dr. Oz is smart. He's just trying to help people. But he's not the Wizard of Oz, and his best advice is a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercises for body and mind. It's not rocket science, but it's not easy either. The media, food processors and fast-food companies are your hidden enemies. You can't get healthy eating a "hot mess". It will just turn you into one.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 12:18:15 AM PDT
Derek Vela says:
Dr. Oz recommends the african mango that helps you burn belly fat. I joined a company that promotes it called epx body check out my website you can also email me at just to throw this in the company pays you to lose weight.

Posted on May 13, 2013 10:29:44 AM PDT
JoeyZ says:
I learned the hard way that a fool and his money are soon parted. With me being the fool. (Old enough to know better.)

I'd never watched his show before and when the green coffee bean extract pill became all the rage, I happened to tune into his show one day while flipping channels. I wanted to believe it all so badly, and wanted it to work so badly that I ordered 4 bottles with the 5th one "free." Almost $40 a bottle for the four.

I took this for two months, while also following a very low-carb diet. I have lost 17 lbs. in 3 1/2 months, which is about normal for the low-carb effort. I quit taking the coffee bean extract pills about a month ago, and there has been no difference.

Whoever said if you believe it, it will work, ie the placebo effect, is right on. Except scales don't lie, and clothing doesn't lie!!!

Green coffee beans, raspberries, the african mango - you pick one. They will all relieve you of one thing for sure. Your money.

The weight will still be there. Unless YOU do the work, follow a reasonable plan, and exercise or walk regularly.

You know, common sense!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2013 6:17:32 PM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Yes, if it sounds like a quack but has an MD, it's still a quack.

Posted on May 16, 2013 12:07:10 PM PDT
JoeyZ says:
It does make one wonder why these famous doctors end up having a tv show sometimes. Were they really that good? Weird. I was mad that I fell for it because I thought he was a good doc. Agree OA, quack, quack, quack! And shame on me for falling for it. At my advanced age, too!!!

Say, aren't you glad it finally warmed up some in Portlandia? I sure am.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 4:27:30 AM PDT
Ladyluck2 says:
Jo: I am just glad he is not one of those cheesy tv ministers! With his power of persuasion who knows what he could pilfer out of the general public! All I know is that he must be fabulously rich by now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 1:44:48 PM PDT
BJ Sun says:
Agree, do your own research don't just go on what "the expert" tells you is good.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2013 7:08:26 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 5, 2013 3:41:02 PM PDT
I tried the carcinoma cambogia and I might as well thrown my money down the toilet for all the good it did.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2013 6:28:05 AM PDT
N. Black says:
do you recommend anything in particular ?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 2:12:49 PM PDT
Yes,eat less,move more. That is the best thing I have found to work.

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 8:11:37 PM PST
Cindy Hood says:
Well here's a strange turn of events. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia since 2002. Fatigue and horrible pain in back, hips, thighs, knees. Been through about anything available for fibro with little relief unless it knocked me out. Exercise is grueling to do when my leg muscles feel like jelly. And minimal muscle strain brings days of excruciating pain. Recently I woke up during the night with severe pain in my ankles, hands and chest area. Likes. Pain in muscles when taking Abernathy. Had fever 101. Could barely walk. Got to my doc and she tested for lymes disease etc. WBC's elevated but other tests ok. However, I got steroid injection, dose pack and Doxycycline. Well, on those I lost about 10 lbs in 10 days with no change in diet. All my so called Fibro pain gone! At least until meds were out of system. Wt. and pain returned. Recent dx of insulin sensitivity. On Gluten free, wheat free diet now. I did have an elevated cortisol level as well. Any input?

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 7:51:30 AM PST
N. Black says:
Cindy, very happy for you. Keep us posted

Nancy Black
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