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Five Guys Rapper Daymon Patterson Tackles His Fast Food Addiction on Dr. Oz

On today’s episode, Dr. Oz talks to Daymon Patterson, star of several YouTube food review videos that have gone viral, to give him a fast food intervention. He also explains why you might be exhausted on a daily basis and how you can get your energy back.

Patterson’s reviews of fast foods such as Five Guys’ burger and fries, Taco Bell’s Doritos locos taco, and Dairy Queen’s royal mint shake have made him an internet sensation. However, Dr. Oz is less impressed as he looks at Patterson’s weight, which is around 400 pounds, as well as his cholesterol, body mass index, and other health numbers. He tells Patterson that with his high numbers he is in danger of heart attacks, strokes, and other obesity-related complications. Patterson exclaims, “We gotta fix this today!”

Watch the video that made him famous, with more than 6.6 million views.

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Binge Eating Expose on Dr. Oz

The September 19 episode of Dr. Oz will feature discussion about a dangerous eating pattern that more and more Americans are becoming prone to: binge eating.

Dr. Oz Show LogoBinge eating is a disorder in which you consume large amounts of food in one sitting as a regular occurrence. It is sometimes done in secret, and is different from overeating in that behavioral and emotional symptoms such as guilt and depression often create a vicious cycle of continual eating when you’re already full or not hungry.

Women featured on the show confess that they’re disgusted with themselves for binge eating, have taught the pattern to their children, and desperately want to stop.

One guest is 7 months pregnant but no one in her life has known about her regular binge eating that is potentially harming her unborn child as well as putting herself at risk. (more…)

Kirstie Alley Opens up on Dr. Oz About Weight Loss

On September 17, Kirstie Alley joins Dr. Oz to talk about her weight gain and dieting struggles. Hollywood’s most infamous dieter answers questions about her life, healthy changes she has made, and whether or not her weight loss is for good this time.

The actress, who rose to stardom on the television show Cheers, was a Jenny Craig spokesperson from 2005 to 2007, when she started regaining the estimated 75 pounds she had lost while on the program.

In 2010 she launched her own weight loss program, Organic Liaison, claiming she lost 100 pounds through it. However, Alley is being sued for that claim, as she appeared on Dancing With the Stars the same month and may have lost the weight as a result of her intense dance workouts.  (more…)

Michelle Obama Reveals an All New Let’s Move! on Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz’s September 12 episode gets viewers’ attention with a visit from first lady Michelle Obama. It’s the first time Mrs. Obama has been on Dr. Oz, and they sit down for a candid talk about obesity in America, her initiative to combat childhood obesity, and some hands-on activities to get everyone off the couch and eating right.

First, Dr. Oz discusses with Mrs. Obama how he thinks the greatest threat to national security is obesity. The first lady tells the doctor how the right approach to food isn’t about deprivation, it’s about balance. (more…)

HealthBuzz August 24: Green Coffee Bean Fad, Worst Movie Snacks, and Healthier Mexican Recipes

It’s the start of the weekend, and that means it’s time for a dose healthy news. This week’s HealthBuzz features a story about Dr. Oz and his over-hyped recommendation of Green Coffee Bean Extract, the worst snacks at the movie theater, and savory Mexican recipes that are actually good for you. Don’t wait until the end of the week to hear from us! Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, and like us on Facebook.

Dr. Oz’s Green Coffee Bean: Conflicts of Interest and Flawed Studies Abound

Dr. Oz’s new magic pill of the month is Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCBE). According to a study, a mere 16 men and women in India who took GCBE lost a tremendous amount of weight in 22 weeks. However, there are some flaws to the study and Dr. Oz failed to mention to his audience the conflict with his guest expert. Find out why Dr. Oz is promoting GCBE on his show.

Reggie L. Smith Leads Retired NFL Players Losing Weight With Retrofit

After retiring from the NFL, Reggie Smith gained 70 pounds of unhealthy weight. Last year, Mr. Smith started shedding pounds with Retrofit. The program helped Reggie gain control of his weight and life, and career! He was named the new Vice President of Business Development for Retrofit Weight Loss this week. Reggie is excited to spread the benefits to other fellow retired NFL players and the rest of the country.

Michael Strahan Named Ripa’s New ‘Live’ Co-Host: IS He Fit Enough for the Job?

Since Regis Philbin retired from the show months ago, many people wondered if Kelly would ever get a new co-host. Well earlier this week the network announced that Michael Strahan, another retired NFL star, will be the new face of Live, co-hosting with Kelly Ripa. The fit host will begin appearing on the show September 4, and we can’t wait! (more…)

For Dr. Oz’s Green Coffee Bean, Conflicts of Interest and Flawed Studies Abound

Health Tips from Yahoo! Reluctantly Healthy

When Starbucks adds Green Coffee Bean Extract for a “boost of natural energy” in Starbucks Refreshers™, I understand it. But when Dr. Oz calls Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCBE) the “Miracle Pill to Burn Fat,” I don’t get it so much. During the last week of April, (aka bathing suit week), Dr. Oz featured GCBE on his show. From the looks of my inbox, I see another push for Labor Day, second only to January 1st as the best day to start a diet.

Dr. Oz laid it on thick for Green Coffee Bean Extract. “Breaking news: The coffee bean, in its purest raw form, may hold the secret to weight loss. Women and men who took GCBE lost an astounding amount of fat and weight – 17 pounds in 22 weeks – by doing absolutely nothing extra in their day.” It’s “the magic you’ve been waiting for.”

The segment reported one very small study of 16 healthy adults living in India. The subjects took two different doses of GCBE and a placebo, all in capsule form over four-week intervals for 22 weeks, which is when they lost the 17 pounds. The study wasn’t tight: the subjects weren’t blinded, diet and exercise information was gathered by recall, and side-effects weren’t measured, and so any safety claims are false. The analysis didn’t hold up because, regardless of dosage or even placebo, the subjects all lost weight in the beginning before leveling off just like every other diet. The website Science-based Medicine analyzed the study nicely in Dr. Oz and Green Coffee Beans – More Weight Loss Pseudoscience. (more…)

Health Buzz June 22: Best Cities for Healthy Skin, 4 Ways to Skip Organic, and Summer Solstice Recipes

Before you clock out for the weekend, don’t forget to glance over some news from DIR and our friends. Besides the news we have the perfect recipes to kick off the first official weekend of summer!

News from DietsInReview.com this week

Portland is the Best City for Your Skin; Las Vegas is the Worst

Where you live can play a role in the health of your skin. Daily Glow just announced its 55 Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin, and you maybe surprised to see where your hometown ranks. Plus, Dr. Jessica Wu, dermatologist to the stars, talks to DIR and provides tips to keep our skin healthy.

Summer Food Bucket List

Being that this week is the official start of summer, we wanted to talk about the summertime foods we can’t get enough of. We talked to some of our favorite foodies – bloggers, health writes, and cookbook authors alike – to share their one summer food item they have to eat before September rolls in.

Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Detox Diet in PEOPLE is More Proof He’s Sold Out

PEOPLE magazine awarded Dr. Oz with the title of Healthiest Man Alive. The story also provides readers with Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Detox Diet. Do the two contradict one another? We think so. (more…)

Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Detox Diet in PEOPLE is More Proof He’s Sold Out

Dr. Oz may be “America’s Doctor,” according to Oprah, but he’s not my doctor. If my heart were breaking down and truly needed saving, I might look him up and try to be one of the 200 cardiothoracic surgeries he personally performs every year. However, I don’t know that I’d follow any other medical advice he was prescribing.

Calling him a sell-out may sound harsh, but that’s how I’m starting to feel. His TV show is wildly popular, and puts health front and center in this country like never before. He has prime real estate to give Americans sound medical advice that could actually change their lives. Instead, he fills his airwaves with diet pill jokes like raspberry ketones, forskolin, and two-day wonder cleanses. How is any of this helpful?

Our resident dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, spoke out after Dr. Oz’s raspberry ketone episode aired. “And so, did Dr. Oz lead us astray on the raspberry ketone claim? He did if you believe he has a medical obligation to the viewer. Call me jaded, but I believe Dr. Oz’s only obligation is to his network.”

I believe he is medically obligated to the viewer, and I also agree that his obligation has been prioritized to the media.

This week, PEOPLE called him the Healthiest Man Alive, and the good doctor appears on the cover alongside Matthew McConaughey’s wedding photo. Under a photo of “Summer’s Hottest Bodies” appears the headline “Bonus: Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Diet.”

I just have to ask why? (more…)

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Resume Deems Him Worthy of ‘America’s Doctor’ Title

The man Oprah has called “America’s Doctor” is one of the nation’s leading health gurus today. Dr. Mehmet Oz was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine in 2008, listed in “Doctors of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine, and was chosen as 2011’s Most Trusted Voice in Daytime Television. He became a household name through appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, but he has since begun a media empire of his own, including hosting the Dr. Oz Show, authoring seven New York Times Best Sellers, hosting a daily satellite radio talk show, and penning four regular columns for Esquire Magazine, Time Magazine, AARP, and O, the Oprah Magazine. In addition to this, Oz performs more than 200 heart surgeries annually as vice chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University.

Oz was born in Cleveland in 1960 but was raised outside Philadelphia. Both of his parents are of Turkish descent and early in life he was exposed to Muslim spiritual practices, which continue to influence his life. Oz received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to establish his medical career at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University, and also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Oz is annually listed in top medical journals as a highest-quality physician, specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. (more…)

Weight Loss Pill Forskolin Promises to Speed Metabolism and Fight Fat

Whatever Dr. Oz says on the topic of health is gold, and a new weight loss supplement called forskolin is no different.

Dr. Oz recently featured the new naturally-derived weight loss pill on an episode of his popular daytime show, with Lisa Lynn as an expert on the topic. Lynn is health and fitness expert and former personal trainer to Martha Stewart. She’s also a regular on the Dr. Oz Show and says she has been prescribing Forskolin to all of her clients who are trying to lose weight as a natural, fast-acting way to boost the metabolism and fight fat.

Forskolin – which Dr. Oz calls ‘lightning in a bottle’ – is derived from a plant that’s in the mint and lavender family. And scientists are reportedly just confirming that it has benefits for weight loss.

The pill helps enhance the metabolism if, Dr Oz. says, your metabolism is sleeping. It works by igniting the metabolism almost instantaneously, almost like turning the jets on high in a jacuzzi. And when that happens, the body begins to burn off fat stores and enable users to lose weight. (more…)