(First published on 4/27/2015. Think about how many of those who will lose Decent Medical Care turning to Questionable Advice if the REPUBLICAN PARTY destroys the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.)
As Dr. Oz is again assailed by the Medical Community for Promoting or Advocating Medicine not Based on the SCIENTIFIC METHOD, his Defenders are again crying Persecution.
Dr. Oz. ( Real Name Mehmet Cengiz Öz), has such an Extensive History of Supporting Improper, Unproven and Irrational forms of Medical Treatment, that just a short Trip to Google will give you all the Information you need to know about the Unscientific, and Often Bogus Claims he has Advocated For over the Airways, regarding Specific Products and Their Effectiveness.
However, let us look AT WHY THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, SCIENCE WRITERS etc, consider Dr. Oz., and others like Him, a Genuine Danger for Giving Improper and Unsupported Medical Advice about some of the Products and Treatments that have been Endorsed, Now and In the Past.
#1- YOU EITHER FOLLOW THE PROPER PROCEDURES THAT ARE LAID OUT BY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, OR NOT. IT IS AN ALL OR NOTHING WAY OF TESTING AND EVALUATING ANY CLAIM MADE ABOUT A PRODUCT, TREATMENT OR LIFESTYLE CHOICE. PROPER RESULTS THAT CAN BE REPLICATED, DUPLICATED AND EVALUATED THROUGH CONTROLLED TESTING AND STRICT LABORATORY PROCEDURES ARE NOT VALID IF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IS USED JUST 10, 20, 50 OR EVEN 99% OF THE TIME.
#2- PROPER EDUCATION AND TRAINING DOES NOT GIVE YOU A PASS TO OFFER ANY MEDICAL ADVICE, THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN AT FACE VALUE WITHOUT ANY CRITICISM ABOUT ITS EFFICACY. WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST MUST STAND ON ITS OWN, AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY TRANSLATE INTO FUTURE SUCCESS. JUSTIFICATION FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUPPORT OF DIFFERENT PRODUCTS, METHODS AND PROCEDURES MUST EXIST INDEPENDENTLY OF PREVIOUS OPINIONS AND RESULTS.