Ok so the title of this post is a little strong.  You may like Dr. Oz or just not have an opinion on him.  Some of my readers from other countries may have no idea who Dr. Oz is.

I don’t want to rip on Dr. Oz because I really like him.  Sometimes there are problems with your body but self diagnosis can be detrimental to your health.

So my wife was watching Dr. Oz the other day and he had a show on how to restart different organs in your body that may be having problems.  There were some women on the show that assumed that the reason they could not lose weight was because their thyroid probably wasn’t working well anymore.  My wife said I sound like a snob but you cannot just assume your thyroid isn’t working and that’s why you’re over weight.  If you honest to goodness feel that anything in your body isn’t working properly then I highly suggest you go see a doctor.

Unless your doctor tells you you can come in today, here is a picture that is very telling of why you could be unable to lose weight-

KFC Honey SauceThe first three ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup and sugar.  Honey is #4 with fructose being the 5th ingredient.  On the lower right corner you can see that it only contains 7% real honey.  In all fairness to KFC, this is quite common.  I’ve written previously about why you should read food labels after having trouble finding a can of beans that did not contain sugar.  The fact is, honey is a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar but if you don’t take notice of the label then you don’t know what you’re eating.  If you put a can of beans in a soup and still don’t lose weight and you’re frustrated then please take a look at what is in your beans.  Also, how much sodium is in your canned vegetables?

Ok, so what does all this have to do with Dr. Oz?  I happen to really like Dr. Oz and I totally get that this is just a TV show but Dr. Oz suggested to these women that they make sure they are using iodized salt and including mushrooms in their diet.  This will restart their thyroid and they should start burning fat like a teenager again.  While this may be true (I’ve even started putting mushrooms in my eggs in the morning) I feel he should also take a look at these women’s diets.  In all fairness to Dr. Oz, he had like 200 women in his audience and he’s a busy man, I’m sure.

If you have watched a show like this or feel you may have a thyroid problem, please get it checked out.  One thing Dr. Oz did say was to feel just below your Adam’s Apple and if you can feel your thyroid then you may have a problem.  Still a good physical from time to time could do you some good.  Doctors are capable of finding things that may not be so obvious.  It would be beneficial to check your cholesterol as well.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Dr. Oz’s suggestions, which are very good suggestions, here is a “cheat sheet” that he offers on his website DoctorOz.com.