J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted December 17, 2012

Published in Celebrities, Food

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Dr. Oz---still promoting the diet gimmick of the month

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The Doctors Who Say Everything You Know About Cholesterol Is Wrong

That was the title of the lead segment of the Dr. Oz show on 12-11-12. While he occasionally presents some very helpful information (See my "home run" blog below), his typical audience has no idea what to believe. That's because the information presented on Tuesday is likely to be contradicted a few days later.

But let's not blame Dr. Oz. We must understand that he is in the entertainment business---not the health-promotion business. If he just talked about healthy stuff, his show would be cancelled in less than a month.

But the sad part of this story is that millions of Americans take everything they hear on his show as fact---and that could sometimes be hazardous to their health. Confusion over clarity is not good for promoting health. But it is good for making money.

Cholesterol mythSo what about this new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth? Dr. Oz interviewed the two authors, a cardiologist and a doctor of nutrition and simply asked them questions. From their book's description on Amazon, here are a few examples of things that Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra covered in the interview. Click here to continue reading this article, which includes a comment by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. 

Blogging daily at the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation