A Snake Oil Salesman Alive and Well in Dr. Oz

June 30, 2014 9:19 PM

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A Snake Oil Salesman Alive and Well in Dr. Oz

I was born a skeptic, and that is to my advantage. I don't buy products based on someone's glowing claims of success. Even as a woman who has always been looking to "lose a few pounds," I never bought into the absurdness of miracle diets or gurus. There are none. No pills, no magic beans, no quick fixes. So you can imagine my disappointment in a man, a medical doctor, who pushes "miracle" products to his viewers.

When his show first came on the air, I used to watch Dr. Mehmet Oz for his decent factual health tips. He is, after all, a personable man with a charming way of winning over his audience, and his medical knowledge was on target. But I quickly became disillusioned with him because of my skepticism. W...

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