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
Doctors are stuck in a box. Many conform to the box because it is a safe haven. This box protects them from litigation AND malpractice suits. Their board of review can easily take their livelyhood away. What doctor wants to throw away 8+ years of school and 3~ years of commitment after at a low pay to advance to a high paid MD status. Most of us would just practice what was preached in school than deviate out into potential no money waters. Paying off that loan suddenly creates more incentive, if loans exist. The system today harbors very little sympathy for doctors if an alternative treatment is practiced.
There is some wiggle room still, but it mostly revolves around the approved medication and procedure list.
At the end of one of Gary Taubes lectures, it was asked why don't we just change recommendations - Taubes says, because if a patient comes in today & a doctor recommends a low carb way of eating & he dies tomorrow of a heart attack (even though he would have died anyway) then the doctor is open to litigation of a malpractice suit for deviating from government recommendations (of a low fat, high carb diet) even though what the doctor is recommending IS malpractice.
I always wondered why I could never get a flu shot at a doctor's office. They were always "out" year after year, it didn't matter which doctor or where. I recently found out doctor's don't get flu shots (due to mercury) & potential health hazards. So the very best they can do is say nothing - isn't that a sad response.
I highly recommend everyone to listen to this. Taubes book is a hard read but his lecture is fascinating. Basically same info in abbreviated lecture, he just talks fast but a few extra nuggets in the longer version.
American Heart Association's low fat, high carb recommendations are based on flimsy, faulty science. Time has proven that this does not work without a doubt. It has been proven that carbs not dietary fat cause VLDL, high triglycerides, high blood pressure & high blood sugars - yet the American Heart Association still recommends a low fat, high carb diet. American Diabetic Assc uses the AHA recommendations (for a "healthy" heart) even though the disastrous effects of carbs on a diabetic have NEVER been in dispute.
U.S. government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & lowered their fat intake by 11% & increased their carb consumption. In this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbohydrates are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes.
Until the govt. officially changes their recommendations, doctors can be charged with malpractice recommending anything else. We have to force a change, this info is vital to public health.
I hold no medical degrees or certifications, well, except CPR. I do work in the medical field though and enjoy learning about alternative medicine. I've been observing a trend on poor health such as increasing rates of autism and lacking evidence on cures, but treatments for symptoms are many. The trends are increasing diseases, more pharmacy-drug therapies, and lack of accurate nutrition information in an era of soil depletion, including the plethora of other ails you've mentioned.
I consider myself an ever-learning student, education never ends. If I'm right about something, then it turns out wrong, I hope to learn where that error occurred and not make it again. The knowledge through experience and wisdom everyone shares here is much more engaging that any standard education. The critical aspect of learning, I believe, lies in our ability to discern the truth from false claims. There was one course that engaged all, Logic (philosophy) and Reasoning. By learning logical fallacies in reasoning, a person is more apt to discern reality.
Iodine is in certain foods. The concentration may be low so itís good to focus on these foods and eat a lot of them.
Tincture of Iodine and Betadine scrub used to disinfect cuts should never be ingested but the Iodine in them does absorb through the skin. Rub a teaspoon and a half onto your forearm or abdomen and cover it with a petroleum jelly so it doesnít evaporate. Reapply every few hours or when it starts to fade.
Text: KI pills, Nascent iodine, Iodoral, Iodozyme HP, or Lugol's solution found at Pharmacies and Health Food Stores
Text: Kelp, Dulse, Asparagus, Garlic, Lima Beans, Mushrooms, Seafood, Sea Salt and Fortified Salt, Sesame Seeds, Soybeans, Spinach, Summer squash, Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens. Avoid Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Peaches, Pears, Spinach, and Turnips.
Text: Penn State Hershey Medical Center experiments showed a significant blocking of radio-iodine uptake from the trans-dermal application of tincture of iodine.
Thereís also Potassium Iodide in Maui Babe Tanning Lotion. The exact concentration is a family secret but thereís definitely iodine in there and if you put it on your skin liberally it will get absorbed and its likely to do the job. Incidentally, Maui Babe also contains a coffee extract thatís been shown reduce the threat of skin cancer, so itís not only good for you, youíll look great too.