Dr Oz, the television doctor who has been found to give out advice that either has no evidence behind it, or is just wrong, is set to be appointed as Trumps council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
Dr Oz who found a bit of fame on the Oprah Winfrey show and following this was given his own platform to offer out health and fitness advice.
But the kicker is, that Dr Oz isn’t really a very good doctor at all. In fact, the man potentially in charge of keeping Americans fit and healthy is either wrong or making shit up without evidence half of the time.
Don’t just take our word for it though. A team of researchers took the advice of Dr Oz and actually checked it against scientific studies. What they found was pretty shocking, but not exactly surprising.
The study took place in 2014 and was carried out by a team of researchers based in Canada. They investigated 445 recommendations by the Dr Oz show. They found, hilariously that only half of the information given was correct. Most was the opposite of what science has found out and other bits just completely baseless.
It’s not really surprising, Dr Oz is a guy who regularly uses the word ‘miracle’ when talking about products or advice. But it’s very rare that anything is actually a miracle. If at all.
Either way, the chances are that we’re going to be hearing a lot more about Raspberry Ketones, mouth wash causing heart attacks, dangerous mercury levels in tuna and the benefits of pre surgery reiki.
2018 is probably going to be the year when all Americans are prescribed a quick rain dance whilst covered in honey to cure the common cold…