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Dr. Oz Says Meat Is Not The Cause Of America’s Obesity Problem

Mehmet Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and television host, as well as director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. On his daily talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” the two-time Emmy® Award winner hosts nutrition experts, diet and fitness professionals and celebrities. Frankly, I find it ironic that five days/week, he can come up with new, innovative ways for folks to lose weight -- sometimes contradicting the idea presented the day before. But, once in awhile, I think Oz gets it right.

Earlier this week, Oz appeared on the talk show, “The View,” which if you aren’t familiar, features the opinions of co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. While visiting with the women, Oz talked about the need for Americans to lose weight to improve their heart and liver health.

When Walters asked Oz for three pieces of health advice, I was pleased to hear Oz say, “Cut out the white foods -- white rice, white flour, white pasta. Eat real foods -- foods that come out of the ground. If you eat them, you will stay thin. You’ve got to cut the sugar, too.”

Oz went on to tell the audience: “Meat is not the cause of obesity in America. Red meat is okay.”

Finally, a popular, mainstream doctor admits that red meat offers muscle-building, fat-burning protein power! More than likely, he’ll have something negative to say about meat on his show later this week, but for now, I’ll take the victory!

What do you think about the doctor’s health recommendations?

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