AMA Shoots at “Quacks” Like Oz Again: Fulfills Original Goal

By Heather Callaghan

The American Medical Association (AMA) has, for over one hundred years, trained the American public to only trust their licensed medical doctors.

But what happens when one of them – a cardiac surgeon of all things – charismatically fulfills the hungry consumer market for health information? He must be stopped!

The AMA has launched a new campaign to cut down Dr. Oz of The Dr. Oz Show in order to preserve their medical dogma. In the process, they – with the help of the willing media – have called him a quack espousing “pseudo-science” (i.e. anything not Big Pharma-approved) and are officially ostracizing him.

Yet, if you knew the true origins of the AMA, you could point and laugh at the naked emperor instead of joining the propagandists at throwing stones at a TV show that might sadly be the only real nutritional advice most Americans get.

VOX reports:

Medical students and residents frustrated with bogus advice from doctors on TV have, for more than a year, been asking the American Medical Association to clamp down and “defend the integrity of the profession.” 

Now the AMA is finally taking a stand on quack MDs who spread pseudoscience in the media. 

“This is a turning point where the AMA is willing to go out in public and actively defend the profession,” Benjamin Mazer, a medical student at the University of Rochester who was involved in crafting the resolution, said. “This is one of the most proactive steps that the AMA has taken [on mass media issues].”

Did you catch that new buzz term? Quack MDs… This is a first! Remember, for over a hundred years, the campaign has been to only trust licensed MDs. Kudos to them for working the words “quack” and “pseudoscience” into the same sentence – that couldn’t possibly be any kind of media manipulation.

Watch out – the report continues to say that the AMA will be creating their own “ethical” medical guidelines that doctors had better follow or else… They took a vote at their get together in Chicago last week – but you weren’t invited. You don’t get to decide who is the authority over your health and body – they get together and strategize ways of securing that.

If Dr. Oz doesn’t proactively stomp this campaign out somehow, he may get snuffed and at that point Americans had better get livid, make demands and refuse to see AMA-beloved doctors until they can get some real answers. Just as with Natural Cures author, Kevin Trudeau, the campaign which includes the Federal Trade Commission, is targeting the weight-loss angle.

If you know the true Rockefeller/Big Banker origins of the AMA in order to slice away all modes of alternative health therapies, then it becomes nothing more than an obvious smear campaign to further clamp any empowering health information. It’s strategic power hoarding. Additionally, would it really benefit the average American to watch the typical talk shows instead of being exposed – albeit in a highly marketable, bedazzling salesman fashion – to a vast array of new foods, supplements and the way vitamins and minerals fulfill various body functions? Something beyond third grade health class? Four million viewers a day have made positive demands in grocery stores and health food stores alike.

One of the greatest crash courses on the AMA’s original goal to silence beneficial and “alternative” health modes (they weren’t called alternative back then!) is the Source Watch page, because the intricate origins are sourced. Some would say – oh, that’s a conspiracy – you’re darn right it is! It was largely successful in the 19th and 20th centuries and continues through today like a boulder down a mountain. It also included the Federal Trade Commission along with other big players in a concerted effort. Another source with AMA origins is a book called MediSin. If a licensed medical doctor/surgeon is being relentlessly attacked by the AMA for quackery, simply replace the word quackery with the term “not getting with the original program.”

I peeked at The Dr. Oz Show site today just for fun only to find vast resources for nutrition, recipe, weaning off sugar and spotting lesser-known symptoms of cancer. What a horrible person. A doctor who uses the medium of television and the Internet to inform people sitting on their butts to get up and move, eat better, empower themselves but also see their AMA doctor if necessary? Disingenuous! The way he fulfills the original meaning of the word “doctor” is completely unconscionable.

If you recall the best 4 ways to spot Big Pharma’s astroturfing and media manipulation (all four tactics have been deployed against Oz), then you can laugh and see this campaign to heroically “expose quackery” for the America people for what it really is…

Cutting down an American idol to continue securing all medical power; all sources of medical information.

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at and Like at Facebook.

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10 Comments on "AMA Shoots at “Quacks” Like Oz Again: Fulfills Original Goal"

  1. Living a natural life eliminates the need for a whole genre of medical fraud….. don’t fear life , body, health……educate yourself and others. Thanks Dr. Oz…..

  2. Dr. Oz stepped over the line when he discussed the evidence against GMO produced food.

  3. Big Pharma is turning the USA into an Idiocracy by dumbing us all down to believe nothing existed before toxic chemicals being pumped into the bloodstream.

  4. Are you kidding? Oz may not be a quack, but he is a hypocrite and really not that well educated when it comes to anything outside of modern medicine.

  5. Whenever Big Pharma/AMA/FDA attack anything, you can rest assured it’s good for you. They would be comical if it wasn’t for the sad fact so few people realize this simple formula for health.

  6. This is nothing more than Pig pHARMa protecting it’s allopathic grand illusion & it’s bottom line…”They can’t handle the truth”….John Rockefeller himself used Homeopathic medicine for himself & his family….revealing that they still have great grandaddy’s penchant for selling ‘Snake Oil’ vaccinations……These sik fuk’s want you to depend on them, so they can drain your wallet by treating ‘symptoms’….these skanks should all be arrested & forced to face an impartial jury for ‘crimes against humanity’…’malice of forethought’…’reckless endangerment …& murder (Imho)…just wait till Codex Alimentarius is in full force against us….pitchforks & torches comes to mind

  7. WTG Doc OZ! – ya must of done something good to get in their cross hairs – next up dr. Mercola.
    K’aint have any one pushing vitamins and evil stuff like that.
    – any doc (do no harm) has to be against the untested junk Monsanto manufactures and pushes through the back door of the FDA – they should all have to eat the crap they “approve”.

  8. Dr. Oz should definitely not be “cut down,” fired or silenced. But so shouldn’t those people who point out his misinformation and quackery. Or the disinformation of Monsanto, orthodox medicine, etc.

    Dr. Oz is a mixed bag. He’s a mix of science and pseudoscience (not unlike the medical profession), making it difficult for almost anyone to know what is actually true or not. Also, Oz panders to both alternative and conventional medicine – anything that brings him and his enterprise more fame and money.

    Proof that Dr. Oz (and his team) does NOT closely consider the merits of the products he advertises is available:

    Dr. Oz had claimed that the diet product garcinia cambogia is the “Holy Grail” of weight loss and that it is also beneficial for diabetics but the product is probably contributing to diabetes – google or bing “Do Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects Boost Diabetes?” (supplements-and-health dot com site). In a recent Today show, Oz said about diet pills that’s “a flawed area with lots of fraud, both in the research and in products” but these facts have been known in the medical literature for many years way BEFORE Dr. Oz promote diet supplements as “miracles” and what not… so he and his so-called excellent research team should have known that, pointed it out, or avoided that area from the start (read the article cited above). It’s proof that no one should trust Dr. Oz and his lucrative enterprise. But… because he’s a misleading showman, deceptively leveraging of his medical credentials as a sales and promotional tool, the general gullible public falls for this “trustworthy” person just about every single time…

    He claims to not have a conflict of interest but he is available for sponsoring partnerships whether from the orthodox medical business or the alternative medical business – meaning he gets paid by these sponsors to have their products advertised on his show and all of it increases his fame, viewer-ship, and thus his income and that of his enterprise. It’s simply a big deceptive lie that he’s without conflict of interest.

    The excuses Dr. Oz provided for his misconduct (eg, his show isn’t a medical show he said a day before this show here got taped – he corrected it probably realizing that many people might not be so dumb to see how deeply deceptive that statement was. On one side he makes this ridiculous claim, “it’s not a medical show,” but on the other hand he makes sure everyone knows that he’s a doctor calling his infomercial program the Dr. Oz show. He is or isn’t a medical doctor whenever it suits him) are about as shallow, conniving, and deceptive as his usual way of advertising miracle products. His fans generally make excuses for him like he makes excuses for his irresponsible behavior. Likes attract likes?

    The biggest truth, however, is that in both alternative medicine and conventional medicine (and other huge corporate industries), etc quackery, scams, and a lack of integrity are commonplace (which both industries tend to hide from the public) because they’re both mainly self-serving businesses. But because it is so polarized each side consistently fails to acknowledge and recognize its own weaknesses, mistakes, and misconducts – thus they both tend to fail to recognize the ‘big picture’ situation. Callaghan’s piece is one such unbalanced account.

  9. Dr. Oz is definitely a Capitalist. But, I can clearly see why he is a target of the AMA. Anything promoted by a Dr., a good one in this case, that is not in the (can’t recall actual acronym;DMSV ?) then he is going to get targeted by the AMA. Can’t veer from that book or it can be the end of your career. If that book says you are supposed to inject gasoline directly into the heart of a patient with Shingles, then that’s what you have to do do, even if the Dr. knows it will result in immediate death. My psychiatrist will NOT EVER veer from that book, no matter what I say about the medication or treatment. In fact, I am certain I could rent an office and treat psychiatric patients by using that book (all I need is a prescription pad). Forget any Dr.’s own empirical evidence of what happens to patients when they are treated by the demands of that book, they have to continue to follow the “guide”. Dr. Oz, veer’s from time to time and for that, he should be put in jail. At least, that’s what the AMA would do with him.

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