Dr Oz Weight Loss

James asks…

Does the raspberry keynote supplement really help with weight loss?

Dr. Oz suggested raspberry keynote as a weight loss aid and I was wondering if anyone had tried it and had success? What brand is affordable and good quality? How long did it take to see results? Thanks for your help!

admin answers:

It’s unfortunate that Dr. Oz, a commercial celebudoctor, had to mention Raspberry Ketones (RK) on his TV program because the inevitable result was, as happened with Oz and acai on Oprah, a sudden global demand for this mysterious new cure for the overweight. The facts are, however, quite different from the buzz on the internet which is always driven by advertising and profit motive.

RK is has not been proven in any scientific studies to be efficacious in humans. The active ingredient, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one, is not known to have the effect Dr. Oz stated and the side effects of RK on humans when taken orally as a supplement are not established or well understood. Hence, people with fat issues, should do as the best minds in nutrition and health on the planet, the US National Institute of Health, have be recommending for decades and avoid all supplements unless recommended by a health care professional.

The fact is that a person buying RK will not know how much of the active ingredient is in the product and if they did know, they would not know if that amount was effective for them. And, because the side effects on humans are not clear and supplements makers hate law suits, they’re not inclined to put much of the active ingredient in their product. Supplements are not required to be tested and there is no guarantee what is on the label will be in the package. In short, most fat loss supplements are little more than scams.

When it is proven that 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one is efficacious and safe for humans, you will see Big Pharma producing it in a prescription-only oral form and, of course, that will be followed by national advertising in mass media…something you don’t see now because scammers can’t afford serious ad campaigns and are stuck with the cheap “reach” of the internet. There’s considerable profit to be made. In the mean time, the best option for the average person with fat issues is proper eating, plain & simple.

Just as with acai, the buying public will eventually learn RK is no panacea for fat problems, the mania will subside, and we’ll be waiting for the next big fat loss supplement that doesn’t work to come along.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of experts who are speaking out against Dr. Oz.

Ref: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/jref-news/1260-pigasus-2011.html
“The Media Pigasus Award goes to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has done such a disservice to his TV viewers by promoting quack medical practices that he is now the first person to win a Pigasus two years in a row. Dr. Oz is a Harvard-educated cardiac physician who, through his syndicated TV show, has promoted faith healing, “energy medicine,” and other quack theories that have no scientific basis. Oz has appeared on ABC News to give legitimacy to the claims of Brazilian faith healer “John of God,” who uses old carnival tricks to take money from the seriously ill. He’s hosted Ayurvedic guru Yogi Cameron on his show to promote nonsense “tongue examination” as a way of diagnosing health problems. This year, he really went off the deep end. In March 2011, Dr. Oz endorsed “psychic” huckster and past Pigasus winner John Edward, who pretends to talk to dead people. Oz even suggested that bereaved families should visit psychic mediums to receive (faked) messages from their dead relatives as a form of grief counseling.”

Ref: http://www.ktradionetwork.com/health/dr-mehmet-oz-is-a-fraud/
Note the excerpt: “Dr. Mehmet Oz is a huge promoter of vaccines. He’s been on television reinforcing fear about H1N1 swine flu and telling everyone to get vaccinated. But what he didn’t tell his viewing audience is that he holds 150,000 option shares in a vaccine company that could earn him millions of dollars in profits as the stock price rises. It is in Dr. Oz’s own financial interest, in other words, to hype up vaccines and get more people taking them so that his own financial investments rise in value.”

Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/for-shame-dr-oz/
“So what has led me to conclude that I’ve finally completely had it with Dr. Oz? Or, as Popeye would say, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!””

Ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04gaxcrVRxY
This one you have to watch.

Good luck and good health!!

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