He's not a "real" doctor. IMO, a REAL doctor is one that's eternally curious and willing to learn. That short little segment was so full of misinfo that it's pathetic.
First of all, people that are on thyroid meds do much better on armour than they do on synthroid.
Dr oz failed to mention a critical element in thyroid health, Iodine. He also failed to mention suppressors of thyroid function besides raw cruciferous vegetables(and the role of crucifers in thyroid function is debatable).
Suppressors of thyroid function include....
SOY. He recommends steamed tofu? Tofu SUPPRESSES thyroid function. The only soy one should eat is fermented. Miso, tempeh, etc. Do y'all think that Archer Daniels Midland is powerful enough to have a little say so over the content of "health" segments on TV? I do, hence the plethora of soy "food". Soy meat, soy milk, "energy" bars, textured vegetable protein, soy flour. If you're eating processed foods, you don't stand a chance.
FLUORIDE. Most of the U.S. is fluoridated, foodstuffs are fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride, pesticides contain fluoride, drugs are fluorinated compounds.etc, etc, etc. Fluoride is POISON.
BROMIDE. Brominated flour. Brominated vegetable oil. PDBE's. ETC.
CHLORINE. What's in your water?
MERCURY. One drop is enough to contaminate a 5 acre lake, how much is in your fillings?
Omega 6 fatty acids. Yes, the "good" vegetable oils.
High carbohydrate diet. High carbs create blood Sugar problems. There is a direct link between hypoglycemia and hypothyroid.
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS. Heavy metals, herbicides, fungicides, ETC!
He also fails to mention a very accurate way to test your thyroid function, the Broda Barnes basal temperature test, far more accurate than blood tests.
"If there is a deficiency of dietary iodine, the thyroid will not be able to make thyroid hormone. The lack of thyroid hormone will lead to decreased negative feedback on the pituitary, leading to increased production of thyroid stimulating hormone, which causes the thyroid to enlarge (goiter)endemic colloid goiter. This has the effect of increasing the thyroid's ability to trap more iodide, compensating for the Iodine deficiency and allowing it to produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormone."
People, take your iodine. And if you're just starting out, remember that you need to take large doses to displace the fluoride and bromide from receptor sites. Whether you get to the large doses slowly or quickly is up to you, but it really needs to be done.
Isn't Dr. oz Oprah's pet doctor? I do recall her story about her thyroid travails. It was posted on this forum, many of us commented on the story. Oh, btw, Oprah is a great fan of soy... hmmm.
Oh, he also mentions the "C" word- cancer. What he fails to mention(of course) is that many thyroid cancers are VERY slow growing, they may never affect length of or quality of life.
Dr. oz is just doing his job, I suppose. Propagating misinfo to keep the patients coming in... rather than sharing real info so that people can actually get well!
aaaarrrrgggghhhh!~ I'm so glad I found CZ:) And all of my teachers here!
Well, now that you mention it, I suppose I meant both:)
Thanks for filling in the blanks, I am sure that there are others to be filled...
Do I think that it's on purpose? Yes and no. The "yes" part is something that Dr. oz has no direct control over, that being the stranglehold that pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and huge international behemoth growing like a fungus "food" corporations have over the media(list is not complete, feel free to add:). Think about industrialized processed foods for a moment....where does one see adverts for these food-resembling substances? TV, of course.
Pharmaceutical ads are also abundant- those ads pay for the programming. It goes way deeper than that, I'm merely skimming the surface here, for some real down deep and dirty CZ reporting, see Trapper's, Newport's, Innercalm's, Tony Isaac's, Grzbr's posts to name a few:)
I also think that true doctors, healers, etc have to be able to transcend the limitations of education. One must complete rigorous training in order to become an MD. I am not so sure that that education includes development of critical and intuitive thinking skills- given the woeful track record of western medicine, I think not. Whether that is due to the fact that these people are educated out of their ability to think, the constraints placed upon them by insurance companies, etc, etc, etc, I dunno. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on this, I believe that you are a medical professional?
So, the "yes" part is all of the forces that produce a "dr. oz".
The "no" part is that I don't think that Dr. oz is KNOWINGLY a part of some big conspiracy, I would hope that he's a compassionate, caring physician.
Success in his profession demands that he toe the line. And success as a "celebrity" doc, success on that grand scale, demands that he kowtow to those that finance mass media.
The fact of the matter is that noone will ever care about you as much as you. So, educating oneself in mannners of health is a must.
I do believe that there are competent, caring physicians out there, in fact I know there are, we post their writings all of the time here. I just don't think we'll be seeing them on T.V. anytime soon.
Have you listened to The Dr. Starr stuff yet, Hiawawa? You MUST. It ties together everything we've been talking about for the last 3+ years:) Really reiterates the fact that we've been on the right track:)
And I don't wanna go there re: religion, at the moment:) loves ya! xxoo