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Newsweek attacks Oprah
Posted: 31 May 2009 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A scathing and long overdue article about the daily BS being spewed on Oprah’s show. This is a detailed list of the Best of Oprah quackery. The first to be examined is the bizarre daily ritual performed by Suzanne Somers. With Oprah by her side, declaring her a pioneer, she blabbed on air about the massive amount of vitamins she consumes daily as well as injecting herself with hormones in private places. And that’s just for starters.

Somers says it’s mainstream doctors who need to get their facts straight. “The problem is that our medical schools do not teach this,” she said in a February interview with NEWSWEEK. She believes doctors, scientists and the media are all in the pocket of the pharmaceutical industry. “Billions are spent on marketing drugs, and these companies also support academic research.” Free from these entanglements, Somers can see things clearly. “I have spent thousands of hours on this. I’ve written 18 books on health. I know my stuff.”

In case you were wondering, yes, they do get around to discussing Oprah’s endorsement of “The Secret”.


P.S. For 50 bonus points, see if you can spot the reference to Lifewave Energy Patches.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Suzanne Somers is full of BS and very very dangerous.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 31 May 2009 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yes one should eat right and excerise.  Vitimins may help, but too many of some will do harm.  Menopause is natural.  Women today should be happy to have lived as long as they do, because in times past women were lucky to reach the age of 30, much less reach menopause.  With autism, more research needs to be done.  While I’m all for vaccinations, I do think that too many are given at one time.  They need to be spread out more.  getting 3-4 shots in one day is way too much in one MD visit.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks! That was a really great article. I just can’t stand Oprah, and I don’t get why so many people take her so seriously.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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In addition, she wears “nanotechnology patches” to help her sleep, lose weight and promote “overall detoxification.”

HAHAHAA!!  LOL

Oh frick, I can’t stand Oprah.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I like the following quote from the article, I may just have to add it to my sig line…...

“The problem is that this all has the aura of being scientific when a lot of it is wrong, or not proven or just utter hogwash,” Cooper says. “No wonder it sounds very credible to the patients, and in my opinion, that’s even worse. If it was all complete rubbish, people would be more likely to see it for what it really is.”

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Posted: 31 May 2009 09:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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........and then, before I go to bed, I try to remember

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Posted: 31 May 2009 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Razela - 31 May 2009 10:54 PM

. ..and I don’t get why so many people take her so seriously.

Probably they do it because so many people take her so seriously.  She’s at the point now where she’s famous because she’s famous.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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hulitoons - 01 June 2009 01:11 AM

Tah, I think you’d find quite a few women who wished the frack they DIDN’t live to ‘menopause’ HAHAHAHA!

Eh?  What?  I didn’t post anything in this thread (until just now).

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Posted: 31 May 2009 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Tah - 01 June 2009 02:56 AM
hulitoons - 01 June 2009 01:11 AM

Tah, I think you’d find quite a few women who wished the frack they DIDN’t live to ‘menopause’ HAHAHAHA!

Eh?  What?  I didn’t post anything in this thread (until just now).

But your name is very similar to I Am An Ex Associate.  Both have letters in them, making them virtually indistinguishable!  wink

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Posted: 01 June 2009 05:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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All right Tah and Acci!  I cannot BELIEVE I was that tired (okay, I was asleep)!  Someone please wake me up?

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