Dr. Oz Is An Asshole

Here's an example of an asshole.
I really have to get my snark together.
An asshole will tell you that health is complicated. So complicated that you'll have to buy special pills.

An asshole will tell you that exercise is complicated. So complicated that you'll need to buy special equipment or memberships.

An asshole will tell you that fad diets, like calorie counting, are required for health. And you'll need to by special food only from them or you'll be fucked.

Some people are not trying to be assholes. Some people are trying to help others, but are giving bad advice, working from outdated science, or packaging their message for personal gain. Eventually, the poorly educated, poorly trained, and ethically misguided individual accidentally becomes an asshole.


I feel the need to point out that some folks have diseases and disorders that require hardcore medical treatment. Metabolic syndrome is not one of those conditions for most people.