Nutrition is key to health and it affects all people. Just about every person is aware of a few foods that are considered bad, and a few that are considered healthy. People may not know small details about nutrition such as differences betweens trans, saturated, and unsaturated fats, but one could tell you that desserts will make you fat, and that salads are less inclined to. Lots of people are interested in learning more about nutrition, and there is more access to helpful information now more than ever. One of the best people you can listen to is Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is most famous for his TV show titled "The Dr. Oz Show." He used to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live. He earned his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has been a faculty member at Columbia University’s Department of Surgery since 2001.
Dr. Oz taking vitals of a woman on his hit TV show.
Dr. Oz has a website for his show, where he posts video links talking about a variety of subjects to help individuals become healthier. Most of the video links are about ways to lose weight and drop fat. Through eating certain foods and drinking certain things, one can boost their metabolism greatly. The most recent videos were about a certain type of tea that acts as a detox for the body and boosts metabolism. He is a credible source for nutrition tips despite some critics saying he is only in it for the television fame.
Oprah had him on the show for five seasons to discuss general nutrition and health information. Dr. Oz would discuss topics such as type 2 diabetes and supplements. The audience of the Oprah Winfrey show was predominantly women, who are stereotyped to care more about their appearance, so it is fitting that Dr. Oz would go to her show to discuss his ideas on health. Regardless of whether some physiologists agree with his ideas, you cannot deny that Dr. Oz is a big influential figure. What he says on the television shows will be understood as true to most who watch the show. Women who love to watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, most likely love Oprah. If Oprah trusts Dr. Oz enough to bring him on the show, then the audience should trust Dr. Oz. This factor of being paired with somebody as prominent of a figure as Oprah, helps him build his own reputation and has caused him to be propelled to the top of the nutritionist rankings.
Oz says that his philosophy is similar to that 1000 years ago. There should be no barrier between man and medicine. Back in those times, when somebody was sick, they would go to the healer to get treated. Oz co-founded a company called Sharecare, Inc. which is an interactive question and answering site, where people can ask questions and receive feedback about their health issues. This is helping him reach his goal of bringing the individuals straight to the healer without any barriers. He believes that it should be a simplified process and there should be no reason a person doesn't have access to information pertaining health.
- Turkish American of the Year - 1996
- Books for a Better America award for Healing from the Heart - 1999
- One of the 500 most influential Muslims - 2009
- Most Trusted Voice in Daytime Television - 2011
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host - 2011
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative - 2011
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative - 2012-13
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host - 2016