And the Great Witch Hunt For Doctor Oz
The government thought they could shut him up by intimidation by making him appear before their mighty counsel and take him to task by stating that his claims that certain natural foods could help in losing weight was not accurate. They claimed there was no proof in this and he was just getting people’s hopes up. They told him to cease making these kinds of claims even though there are people who have actually lost weight using these foods. He lacked the “scientific proof” they were requesting. This is the best they could do at the time.
Coincidentally they did this after he started exposing the danger that was in some of our major food sources. Dangers that could actually put our health and very lives at stake. Findings that ABC News senior health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser did not believe and people at the top felt threatened enough to have this other Doctor publicly condemn the findings. Dr. Oz was challenged by numerous sources very publicly with these findings that named the brands that came from major corporations. When you adversely effect the profits of any large corporation you had better be prepared to put your money where your mouth is and Dr. Oz was prepared because he challenged Dr. Besser to send samples for independent testing himself and Dr. Besser later agreed with Dr. Oz’s findings that we do have dangerous levels of arsenic in our apple juices.
Ironically he appeared before The Senate consumer protection panel who apparently, just aren’t doing their job and neither was the FDA as you will see if you click on the above link. I was amazed that the FDA would even think of hiding findings for any reason but now know that our government covers up whenever they feel like it.
We live in a very material world with capitalism the base of America. Every time Dr. Oz gives people natural remedies or a way to be naturally healthy, that’s one less pill or diet supplement that will be sold. That’s loss of profit for that business. Anytime he warns people of the dangers in our food source, that’s less products being purchased and again it effects the bottom line of that company. Even though we may be healthier, in a capitalist society that is heresy!
I don’t know about you but I only have one life and I want to live it as healthy as possible. I want to be given all the facts so that I may choose what I wish to do. I do know that Dr. Oz is for the people and our government will cover up dangers we need to be aware of in favor of corporate greed. That doesn’t say very much about our country but it doesn’t surprise me at all since corporations are large contributors to reelection campaigns and don’t contribute to anyone that is not a “team player.”
That being said, I am disgusted at the obvious attempt now to again try and shut this good Doctor up and make him lose his credibility. I for one felt a need to speak up in his defense. This latest attack by some in the medical community only confirms my worst fears about them. Most are only in it for the money now. I am sure this is a group of snot-nose sell-outs who got through medical school on some trust fund from their parents and now think they are too good to be linked with Dr. Oz at Columbia University or feel some type of pressure from unnamed sources to pull a stunt like this. In the typical “liberal with an agenda” style, they are attempting to get Dr. Oz removed because they seem to feel he is not holding up the Hippocratic oath of “first do no harm.”
I think they better look in the mirror.