A recent editorial published in the Time magazine by the celebrity doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz has created some controversy throughout the health blogosphere. Dr. Oz was trying to convince readers of the magazine that the mainstream poisons in your supermarket are as good as organic or local farmers markets produce.
Here’s a few Dr. Oz quotes from the controversial article..
“Dispelling these myths — that boutique foods are good, supermarket foods are suspect and you have to spend a lot to eat well — is critical to improving our nation’s health. Organic food is great, it’s just not very democratic.”
Dr Oz Quote calling organic food undemocratic
“The rise of foodie culture over the past decade has venerated all things small-batch, local-farm and organic — all with premium price tags. But let’s be clear: you don’t need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily.”
Dr. Oz Quote comparing organic food eaters to the 1%ers
“After several years of research and experience, I have come to an encouraging conclusion: the American food supply is abundant, nutritionally sound, affordable and, with a few simple considerations, comparable to the most elite organic diets. Save the cash; the 99% diet can be good for you.”
Dr Oz Quote, again with the 99% and 1% comparisons!
“There’s no question that free-range chickens and grass-fed, pasture-dwelling cows lead happier — if not appreciably longer — lives than animals raised on factory farms. They are also kept free of hormones and antibiotics and are less likely to carry communicable bacteria like E. coli, which are common on crowded feedlots. If these things are important to you and you have the money to spend, then by all means opt for pricier organic meats.”
Dr. Oz Quotation making healthy food sound elitist.
“But for the most part, it’s O.K. to skip the meat boutiques and the high-end butchers. Nutritionally, there is not much difference between, say, grass-fed beef and the feedlot variety.”
Dr Oz Quote being vague.
“We know more about the connection between food and health than ever before — down to the molecular level, actually. This has provided us the curious luxury of being fussy, even snooty, about what we eat, considering some foods, well, below our station. That’s silly. Food isn’t about cachet. It’s about nourishment, pleasure and the profound well-being that comes from the way meals draw us together.”
Dr. Oz Quotes on the wonders of chemical filled foods.
Mike Adams over at Natural News went into the Dr. Oz sellout in detail here.
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