Karma Files: Dr. Oz Gets B*tch Slapped by Senator Claire McCaskill

We’ve been reviewing Dr. Oz featured weight loss products for several years now, for the simple reason that anything Oz features on his show generates a ton of interest, and accordingly, a ton of sales. But we’re not pleased with him for the simple reason that the things he recommends… well, they either have been proven not to work, or the science is preliminary, the results are exaggerated, there are conflicts of...

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In the Weight Loss Supplement World, “Doctor Recommended” Means Sweet FA!

In my publication “Dirty, Rotten Tricks! Supplement Company Lies That Cost You Money!“, I talk about the “doctor recommended” scam. Essentially, the word of a medical doctor holds a lot of sway with the general public, so supplement manufacturers and retailers will often do whatever they can to be able to claim that their product is “doctor recommended.” What they do to make this appear to be the...

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4 Ways to Stay Motivated at the Gym!

It’s fast becoming an age-old scenario… An individual (let’s call him Mr. Smith)has been recommended by his doctor to lose some weight for health reasons. With quiet resignation, Mr. Smith adopts a sensible diet plan in conjunction with a smart exercise regime. A trip to the local gym is made and a membership is purchased (or perhaps a piece of exercise equipment is bought to facilitate the ease of working out at...

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Dr. Miller’s Lack of Willpower

The internet is abuzz today, over this tweet from Dr. Geoffrey Miller, a psychology professor at the University of New Mexico (currently a visiting instructor at NYU). Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation. #truth. Dr. Miller has already deleted and apologized for the tweet, but only after the internet (deservedly) fell on his head...

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From Weighty Matters: Juice is NOT a F@*#$*&g Fruit!

The following is an excerpt from Yoni Freedhoff’s article; Juice is NOT a F@*#$*&g Fruit!  We’ve featured Dr. Yoni’s material here on UltimateFatBurner.com many times, not simply because he’s a fellow Canuck, but because we love his blog and the material printed therein. And we especially love the titles of his articles. 🙂 As you may have guessed, this article discusses fruit juice, which is a pet peeve of...

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Do Sugary Drinks Kill?

A story… Back when we still lived in Ohio, I used to shop at a regional grocery store chain, “Meijer.” Meijer stores were one of those convenient, full service grocery/department store hybrids, so quite handy when I needed to – say – pick up some printer cartridges and something for dinner. The local Meijer store also had its own soda fountain – you could buy a ginormous plastic cup at the checkout...

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