Wow, I started this thread (question) about Dr. Oz. I was excited and suprised to see what lively postings it sparked!
I'm new to PB eating, and have had the book now for a couple of weeks. I am encouraged by what I've read & heard
so far, and have already lost about 3-4 lbs by my walking/sprinting/grain-free changes.
I took the suggestions about reviewing Dr. Oz and his discussions with Taubes, Ornish & the AHA lady.
I had a little different opinion of Mr. Taubes. He may be right-on with his scientific findings and advice about nutrition,
I won't dispute that. But I had a hard time with his smug, sarcastic and better-than-thou personality. He is SOOOO off-putting,
and I'd like to suggest to him that if he would just get off his high horse with the attitude, he would be in a much better
position to influence others. People are also very hard on Dr. Oz and perhaps he is a celebrity hound. That could be
true. But in professional presence and diplomacy, he's got it going on. I mean, Taubes is so snarky.. Did you hear in the
Youtube video's (4 of 5 I believe) his interrupting Ornish with saying over and over, "just keep it honest, keep it honest,
keep it honest." Ornish could be way off nutritionally but he had several good points and he's done his due diligence. He
remained calm and diplomatic throughout while Taubes acted like every time anyone had a rebuttal he was being
condemned to life on death row... That said, the guy seems incredibly prepared, well researched and is probably off
the ricter scale IQ wise. I'd like to hear a more layman's approach with some humility that's all. I'm sure some might
disagree with my appraisal of him, but if you see these tapes and really look at his body language...WOW, he could use
a few social skills along with those degrees!