001. Abby Phillip reports in "How a Fake Doctor Made Millions from ‘the Dr. Oz Effect’ and a Bogus Weight-Loss Supplement" [2015-01-28; my comments are in unquoted bold]:
"Lindsey Duncan appeared on 'The Dr. Oz Show' in 2012 [...] as a 'naturopathic doctor' and a certified nutritionist [...but] he is no doctor [...] the Texas attorney general charged Duncan with deceiving the public for purporting to be a naturopathic doctor. Duncan, the state charged, used a degree from a now-defunct and uncredited 'distance-learning' natural health college whose degrees are illegal to use in Texas [...]";
yet, you'd think perhaps, that an AANP-type ND degree would be BETTER, less DECEPTIVE. I'd argue, NO.
"in announcing a $9 million settlement with Duncan this week, the Federal Trade Commission more accurately labeled him a 'marketer' who skillfully manipulated the so-called 'Oz Effect' to sell a bogus product that he claimed resulted in unbelievable weight loss results [...] green coffee bean extract [...]";
"during the taping, Dr. Oz nodded along with Duncan’s pseudoscience gibberish, according to a transcript that was included in court documents [...] there was then, and there is now, no scientific evidence that green coffee bean extract promotes weight loss [...] yet instead of issuing an apology to his viewers, Oz has attributed to the dust-up to the whims of 'science'[...]";