Dr. Oz promises to come out swinging on Thursday, both against the 10 physicians who wrote a letter to the Dean of Medicine at Columbia and to defend himself against the charges of quakery.
Here are 10 of his recommendations I’d like to see him explain/defend with science (i.e. provide medical evidence above personal experience). Medical textbook or studies (preferable) are required (no case reports or retrospective case series of 10 or fewer patients allowed).
1. Communicating with the dead.
3. What is a toxin and why do so many people have them?
4. Multivitamins (apart from women trying to conceive or pregnant women).
7. Appearances of Joe Merola on the Dr. Oz show when frequently Oz doesn’t directly endorse his claims. Pro-tip: being a maverick in medicine means questioning poorly done studies and ill-conceived national guidelines or discovering something new and proving it with science, not questioning the laws of physics and ignoring medical evidence in favor of expensive “natural” products.
9. Vitamin D to prevent colds/cancer/reverse aging.
10. Every single weight loss “miracle” mentioned on the show. OK that’s too many, let’s start with these 10.