Monday, October 22, 2012


 He's a WOW guy.

Dr. Mehmet OZ was an Oprah Winfrey discovery. She has an uncanny ability to sense a personality that masses of TV viewers will like and trust, and like Oprah,, Dr. OZ seems to know what's on our minds.

At present, he's fascinating his audiences with his 21-day sure-fire way of losing weight, and fixing wrinkles, and hair loss. Though he himself is not selling the products, Dr. Oz has been promoting Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffee Bean Extract as "belly-blasting supplements," recommending a "48-Hour Weekend Cleanse," and some of his food recipes.

Hmm. It makes me uneasy.. Is he benefiting financially from promoting this stuff? He's focused on major problems for women. His show is on the air twice a day, five days a week.

Big "Holy smoke wow"  things:

      Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and author, earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his MBA and MD from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He's a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, researching heart replacement surgery, while performing more than 100 heart operations annually.

     With  collaborators, Oz has authored more than 400 research papers, book chapters, and medical books that often are on the New York Times' best sellers list: “YOU: The Owner’s Manual,” “YOU: The Smart Patient,” “YOU: On a Diet,” “YOU: Staying Young,” “YOU: Being Beautiful,” “YOU: Having a Baby,” “YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens,” as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart.”

(Wow -- those titles -- OZ, and his collaborators know how to "sell.")

More Holy Smoke stuff:  The Dr. Oz show has won two Emmy Awards; Oz appears regularly on TV's “Today” show; was featured on “Good Morning America,” “Larry King Live,” “The View," “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Charlie Rose” show, and Dr. Oz has appeared, at some point or other, on ALL the evening news broadcasts.

This man, age 52, is a non-stop achiever -- winner of the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship; awarded an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University; voted “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates Magazine; was recently "#3" on Forbes Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list; on Esquire Magazine's list of the "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century."

Mehmet Oz was married in1985; he and his wife and their four children live. They live in Northern New Jersey.  His salary is $5000 per show or $25,000 per week. His net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $7 million.

So what does Oz want? What more is there for him to win, achieve, or sell to us? He is into everything that's current -- transcendental meditation, homeopathy, exercise, vitamins -- all the super-special antioxidants, and live-longer pills such as Reservatrol.

His strong, positive, confident, manner -- rat-tat-tat way of talking -- whatever Dr. Oz says or does, presents him as the be-all, end-all, of what there is to know.

Hmm ... He talks too fast -- strongly, dispassionately -- is too certain that his way, his ideas, his recommendations are the right thing for you.  Hmm ... He said, regarding meditation:  "When I meditate, I go to that place where truth lives.  I can see what reality really is, and it is so much easier to form good relationships then."  Hmm ... He's also a spokesman and adviser for the website, which the New York Times has criticized for its pharmaceutical marketing practices.

His neighbors think he's an arrogant, selfish guy because he planted trees so that his swimming pool couldn't be seen by others -- his trees cut of the neighbors' light and view.

That, maybe, represents what bothers me. His too strong, too fast, over-certain be-all end-all, opinions cut off my light and view.

Is Dr. Oz going to be your health guru?

Hmm ...

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