Over the past four decades, Green Mountain at Fox Run has helped thousands of women end struggles with eating, exercise and body image, make long-term healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight permanently.

Dr. Oz Grilled In Congress, Defends Weight Loss ‘Miracles’

By on 06/20/2014

Dr. Oz Questioned About Weight Loss Claims

It’s been all over the news for two days: the wonderful weight loss wizard named Dr. Oz appeared before Congress to answer some tough question about his endorsements of supplements with dubious efficacy.

Green coffee bean extract, for example, is one such product that Oz has introduced on his TV show in recent years:


“This little bean has scientists saying they have found a magic weight-loss cure for every body type. It’s green coffee beans, and, when turned into a supplement—this miracle pill can burn fat fast.”

Is Dr. Oz promoting legitimate weight loss products or is he just another a purveyor of false hope? After you’ve read the excerpt below and watched the video, let us know what you think by taking our poll or leaving a comment below.

Dr. Mehmet Oz Gets Scolded At Hearing For His ‘Flowery’ Language

Take Our Dr. Oz Poll

Does Dr. Oz offer mostly real or false hope about weight loss products?
Real hope
False hope

Poll Maker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oz appeared before the Senate’s consumer protection panel and was scolded by Chairman Claire McCaskill for claims he made about weight-loss aids on his TV show, “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, acknowledged that his language about green coffee and other supplements has been “flowery” and promised to publish a list of specific products he thinks can help America shed pounds and get healthy — beyond eating less and moving more. On his show, he never endorsed specific companies or brands but more generally praised some supplements as fat busters.

“I get that you do a lot of good on your show,” McCaskill told Oz, “but I don’t get why you need to say this stuff because you know it’s not true.”

Oz insisted he believes in the supplements he talks about on his show as short-term crutches, and even has his family try them. He also defended his right to use “flowery” language by saying his show is about giving people hope.


“My job on the show, I feel, on the show, is to be a cheerleader for the audience,” he said. “And when they don’t think they have hope, when they don’t think they can make it happen, I want to look and I do look everywhere, including at alternative healing traditions, for any evidence that might be supportive to them.”

Learn More About Our Gimmick-Free Weight Management Program

Reflections on a Stay at Green Mountain

By on 06/19/2014

The women who come to Green Mountain at Fox Run are amazing. Talent abounds, whether it be the ability to take stunning photographs, paint a moving scene, run a board meeting, nurture a child, or support each other as many discover their inner truths and start their journey to better self-care. Read This Related Article: 40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care […] Read more »

Weighing In on Weighing In: Tales of Recovery from the Scale

By on 06/18/2014

I’m in recovery from scale abuse. You know what I’m talking about — constantly weighing myself, trying to figure out my eating and my life based on how much I weigh. Read This Related Article: Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary TaleI’ve been in recovery for decades. I like to even think that I’m recovered. (There’s a big debate in […] Read more »

Book Review: Eat Q – Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

By on 06/17/2014

Today’s post is an interview with Susan Albers, PsyD, psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of a number of books on mindful eating that we’ve been happy to promote over the years. In this post, she tells us about her newest book Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence. What does Eat-Q mean? Eat-Q is not a phrase […] Read more »

AwareAwakeInCharge - Copy

The Binge Eating Diaries: Addicted To Food

By on 06/12/2014

Am I Addicted to Food? I’m biased because of my relationship with food, but I’ve always thought that being addicted to food was one of the most challenging addictions a person could have. Please don’t get me wrong – I’m not downplaying other forms of addiction. Being an addicted to anything at all can be all-consuming, maddening, and downright frightening. […] Read more »

food-addiction-no-quitting-food
Ask a Question
×

Ask Us Anything!