If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is, part 5

I have long cautioned to be wary of exercise and nutrition programs that make promises that sound too good to be true.

We have all seen the promises “lose 10 pounds in 2  weeks”, or “get ripped, six pack abs just by taking a pill”.

Along the same lines, there are no miracle pills or miracle cures. There is no substitution for exercise and healthy eating. Anything promising you that you can get into shape without exercising or without healthy eating is lying and trying to take advantage of you. They are trying to take your money.

I like Dr. Oz. I feel that he has some good ideas on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. He is a heart doctor and that will shade his perception of how to take care of yourself. But overall he is very good.

Recently Dr Oz has come under fire again for making outlandish claims and hawking weight loss miracles.

This isn’t the first time that Dr. Oz has come under fire. Within the past year he came under fire while facing a senate subcommittee for trying using his position to push products that make miraculous claims that are not backed with any research.

Even though he has come under some criticism as of late, not all of what he has to say is bad. A recent study proved that 1 out of 3 claims that Dr. Oz made are correct and backed up by research.

He does have good things to say and is full of positive changes that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.

But he is like any doctor, and most people. You cannot believe everything that they say. You cannot take everything that they say as gospel. Take what they say, and what I say, with a grain of salt.

If anyone is saying something that sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

There is no substitution for low impact and low intensity, consistent exercise and healthy eating. That is the Pain Free Way.

Here is a link to an article about Dr. Oz

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/scientists-prove-you-shouldnt-listen-anything-dr-oz-has-say

Here are a few other articles that I wrote on this subject:

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True

Don’t Believe The Hype (If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is)

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Is, part 2

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Is, part 3

 

 

 

 

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