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Dr Oz "extreme" diet? Will it be paleo or a total CF?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 27, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Tomorrow's Dr. Oz will feature a "radical diet challenge" ... his "most extreme experiment ever" ... where folks are apparently forced to do the diet at their local zoo in cages with "don't feed the humans" signs.

I've seen it referred to a "prehistoric" diet, but from what little the trailer shows, this reminds me very much of a BBC show a few years back whose diet was really raw vegan.

So, we'll know soon enough, but anyone want to take bets on just how bad a train wreck this might be?

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on October 28, 2011
at 04:01 PM

That's probably true but the things he says are still outrageously stupid all on their own.

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on October 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Ha! Now that would actually qualify as extreme.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on October 28, 2011
at 12:12 AM

well, maybe they are going to hunt the animals in the zoo and use the cooler stuff for garnish.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on October 27, 2011
at 11:53 PM

I prefer the fish oil liquid (lemon flavor to be exact) :)- but yeah I agree with you!

Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 27, 2011
at 09:17 PM

In fairness to Dr. Oz, Affine, I'm sure most of those old housewives are messing up what he actually said. He's a big goofball on his own but I'm sure that people take what he said and then screw it up further.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Dr. Oz is an outright fruit 90% of the time. My sister works at GNC and she is ALWAYS complaining about how old housewives come in there and say the stupidest, most unbelievable things citing Dr. Oz as the sole proprietor of their stupidity.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Dr. Oz is an outright fruit 90% of the time. My sister works at GNC and she is ALWAYS complaining about how old housewives come in there and say the stupidest, most unbelievable things.

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on October 27, 2011
at 08:11 PM

I am familiar with that BBC show because I learned of it though Dr. Oz who was talking about it on Discovery Health. I would be shocked if it was not simply an American version of a more successful British show - which is all popular American TV is nowadays anyway.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 27, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Yeah, the coolers were what reminded me of the BBC version of this.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 27, 2011
at 06:36 PM

I actually had another couple of words in mind ;).

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 27, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I'm hoping by "CF" you meant "Crap Fest" ;)

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on October 27, 2011
at 04:46 PM

It' Dr. Oz. Can't watch or I might end up throwing the TV out the window.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Dr. Oz is an outright fruit 90% of the time. My sister works at GNC and she is ALWAYS complaining about how old housewives come in there and say the stupidest, most unbelievable things.

Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 27, 2011
at 09:17 PM

In fairness to Dr. Oz, Affine, I'm sure most of those old housewives are messing up what he actually said. He's a big goofball on his own but I'm sure that people take what he said and then screw it up further.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Dr. Oz is an outright fruit 90% of the time. My sister works at GNC and she is ALWAYS complaining about how old housewives come in there and say the stupidest, most unbelievable things citing Dr. Oz as the sole proprietor of their stupidity.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on October 28, 2011
at 04:01 PM

That's probably true but the things he says are still outrageously stupid all on their own.

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 27, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Take bets?

My bet is that it will be typical Dr. Oz crap and nothing of any merit or substance will be done.

I'll bet you one fish oil capsule.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on October 27, 2011
at 11:53 PM

I prefer the fish oil liquid (lemon flavor to be exact) :)- but yeah I agree with you!

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on October 27, 2011
at 04:47 PM

There are lots of animals in the zoo, but unless we are visiting the human section of the zoo, I doubt I will find the diet advice useful. Even then, I don't find Dr. Oz's dietary advice that useful.

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on October 27, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Hahahahaha that trailer made my day! Just see the results in 48 hours! Ahahahahah!

It's almost an infomercial - "For just 4 easy payments of 99.99 we can lock you in the zoo for 48 hours and you won't believe the results!"

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Medium avatar

on October 27, 2011
at 05:08 PM

I am no big fan of Dr. Oz. But this trailer reeks of a kind of sensationalism that would be ill-advised if its goal were to "debunk" paleo in the propagandistic sense. There's just too much solid evidence for a broad sense of paleo precepts, for him to think he could get away with a one-sided slam. If he wanted to dimiss paleo he would be much smarter to put together a panel format,with some dumb-ass advocate to present the case for paleo, countered by some articulate, seemingly informed, China Study type researcher, with lots of correlational stuff and (secretly) close friends with Ornish. Then Oz could conclude: "Well, the evidence speaks for itself. Don't eat too much meat or fat!"

On at least one occasion, Dr. Oz. has resisted the temptation to do a hardcore hit job. He did an episode (or maybe a series) on the HCG Diet, and though the overall tenor was one of skepticism for its claims, he ended up saying the jury is out on the agency of HCG per se in fat mobilization. His main concern was the VLCD angle, its effect on metabolic slowing. Point being: HCG Diet would have been an easy subject for one-sided "anti" treatment. By contrast, the paleo world has way too many articulate, responsible, non-wild-eyed proponents, for Oz to risk reducing the subject to PT Barnum.

All the same, I'm prepared to be wrong on this. I never fail to be amazed at the low standards of contemporary TV. And clearly some producer gave a lot of thought to the "people in zoos" format.

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on October 27, 2011
at 05:06 PM

It looks like they're camping and eating real food. Sounds like what I did a couple weekends ago.

But knowing Dr. Oz it won't be that simple, they'll be eating SUPER DIRTY UNWASHED VEGGIES and MEAT WITH SO MUCH SATURATED FAT THEIR KIDS WILL HAVE HEART ATTACKS!

I am actually intrigued though and since the Dr. Oz show is all about getting more viewers, I guess that's a +1 for him.

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on October 27, 2011
at 07:20 PM

Who listens to Dr. Oz? That man will endorse just about anything. Have read he's a blood type O. Has horrible bags under his eyes and wrinkles, just a very unhealthy looking person imo. Wouldn't listen to anything he says.... about anything!

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13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

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on October 27, 2011
at 06:05 PM

Looking at what is in the coolers (as much as I could tell from pausing the video at that moment), it looks like a raw vegan diet. I only saw raw, whole fruits and veggies and what looked like walnuts. However, the screen behind Dr. Oz when he is talking in the studio references a "prehistoric" diet.

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on October 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Ha! Now that would actually qualify as extreme.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on October 28, 2011
at 12:12 AM

well, maybe they are going to hunt the animals in the zoo and use the cooler stuff for garnish.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 27, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Yeah, the coolers were what reminded me of the BBC version of this.

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

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on October 27, 2011
at 05:34 PM

He is America's doctor and so his shows are made to appeal to America, not the ultra sophisticates on paleohacks. This show sounds stupid but I'll probably watch because my mother likes Dr. Oz. She met him one time in Central Park and practically tackled him LOL.

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