Dr. Oz: Ripped from the Headlines
From deadly viruses to stories of people with gigantism to the Bubonic Plague making a come back nearly 600 years after it nearly destroyed Europe. Everyone has read the stories in the newspaper but how many of them are true. Dr. Oz brought some specialists on to the show to discuses the health issues everyone wants clarified.
Dr. Oz: Shaming Fat Kids
A lot of billboards and advertisements have been going up with pictures of husky looking children on them. The advertisements usually try to shame the children in to losing weight and all the doctors said this is not right.
All the doctors on the show agreed it was going to work. Dr. Richard Besser, chief health and medical editor of ABC News, said it is not right to shame these kids and it is not going to help them one bit. Dr. Jonathan LaPook, medical correspondent for CBS, said all kids will be bad about being overweight and the parents will feel just as bad for not keeping their children healthy. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, said we should be building the children self-esteem, not making them feel bad. She also said we should not be taking exercise out of school and given the children access to bad foods, and then shaming them for being overweight.
Dr. Oz: Extreme Prenups for Weight
Many people are adding in emotional clauses to prenuptial agreements, such as having the right to divorce someone because they grew too fat over the years. The doctors agreed getting married is a leap of faith and not knowing what the future holds is part of getting married. Dr. LaPook asked who can even control their weight through the entire life cycle? What if the wife becomes pregnant and keeps some of the weight? He just thought it was a crazy idea.
Dr. Oz: Do Vitamins Work? Do Doctors Take Supplements?
Dr. Oz asked the doctors if vitamins work and if they take any. Dr. Snyderman said she does take a lot of supplements but she does not know if they all work, mentioning she may just have very expensive urine. Dr. Besser said he does not take any supplements. Dr. LaPook said he takes some vitamins but pointed out the reason they have been in the headlines is because the doses are so high in the health stories. Keeping your dosage at the right amount will keep you healthy.