Moms Across America was shocked to learn that 10 doctors from various locations signed a letter demanding that Columbia University cut ties with Dr. Oz for misleading and endangering the public.
This group of doctors are led by by Henry Miller, who is connected to tobacco and promoting DDT and GMOs, who has slandered environmental and food activists, and who has fraudulently represented himself work for Stanford University. The reality is that the building, owned by Hoover, where he sometimes works, is on the same plot of land. He is not a professor at Stanford.
The doctors stated the following a few days after the Dr. Oz show that glyphosate (Roundup) has been declared a Class 2 " Probable Carcinogen" by the World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations. Class 2 is 1 step away from a definite carcinogen:
"We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department of Surgery," they wrote. Because of the publicity Oz gives to nonscientific and even potentially damaging nostrums, they added, "members of the public are being misled and endangered, which makes Dr. Oz's presence on the faculty of a prestigious medical institution unacceptable."
Let's look at the reality. The reality is that Dr. Oz has been the only nationwide talk show host to be courageous and responsible enough to speak out about glyphosate and pesticides/herbicides (which GMOS are genetically engineered to withstand and therefore increase the exposure to children and people through our food. They do not wash off), which are made by some of the largest companies in the world.
The reality is that these companies make not only the toxic chemicals sprayed on our food which has been proven to lead to illness ( see our data page), but they make the chemical medications for diabetes, allergies, anxiety, and cancer medications etc that make us "better". I say "better" because in the majority of these cases what happens is that we then have a litany of side effects which require more chemical medications to counter those side effects. Many also become dependent on medications for the rest of their lives, when simply changing their diet would, for many, remedy the symptoms and eliminate the root cause.
These same chemical medication brands give top dollar in advertising fees to media outlets, universities, community groups and lobbyists across the country. Therefore, it is not in those organization's best interest to say something disparaging about their donors. Many professors or doctors at said universities feel pressured to side with the chemical company donors in fear of loosing their job. Many news channels and universities shy away from sharing news that pesticides harm our children even though the American Academy of Pediatrics and intelligent people around the world KNOW this fact. Pesticides kill. Children should avoid them.
From the AAP:
"This statement presents the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on pesticides. Pesticides are a collective term for chemicals intended to kill unwanted insects, plants, molds, and rodents. Children encounter pesticides daily and have unique susceptibilities to their potential toxicity. Acute poisoning risks are clear, and understanding of chronic health implications from both acute and chronic exposure are emerging. Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems. Related animal toxicology studies provide supportive biological plausibility for these findings. Recognizing and reducing problematic exposures will require attention to current inadequacies in medical training, public health tracking, and regulatory action on pesticides. Ongoing research describing toxicologic vulnerabilities and exposure factors across the life span are needed to inform regulatory needs and appropriate interventions. Policies that promote integrated pest management, comprehensive pesticide labeling, and marketing practices that incorporate child health considerations will enhance safe use."
We Moms say it is simply to be better safe than sorry. Avoid pesticides. This is increasingly difficult however, after discovering through our citizen funded testing that glyphosate is in our tap water, children's urine, breast milk, Pediasure feeding tube liquid and various cereals. The increase of GMOs has led to the increase of this herbicide containing glyphosate and Dr. Oz is one of the few in media who will address this issue.
We ask the doctors who are criticizing Dr.OZ to consider your Hippocratic Oath to first DO NO HARM. You are doing harm by condemning a person who has the courage to speak up on behalf of our children. SHAME ON YOU for being influenced by big chemical companies and slandering a truthful human being. You have an opportunity to rectify this. Do not have your legacy be one of slander and shame. Right this.
We ask our supporters to CALL these doctors and their employers and tell them your personal accounts with getting better by avoiding GMOs and pesticides and getting better when you eat organic. Ask them to retract their statement and stand up for the future of our children and the planet.
This list of the 10 Doctors who attacked Dr. OZ was researched by a volunteer mom who found public information. We apologize if there are any typos or inaccuracies, please alert us if you find any corrections or would like to make any additions ( ie: email addresses or fax numbers) at [email protected].
Henry I. Miller, M.D.
Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy & Public Policy
Stanford, CAOffice of Development by telephone at 650-725-6715, by facsimile at 650-723-1952, or by e-mail at [email protected]
|2.||Scott W. Atlas, M.D.
David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow
Stanford, CAOffice of Development by telephone at 650-725-6715, by facsimile at 650-723-1952, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Jack Fisher, MD
School of Medicine UCSD
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine 9500 Gilman Drive, MC La Jolla, CA 92093-0602 Phone 858-534-0830Alamar Books Publishing Co
7940 Avenida Alamar
La Jolla, CA 92037Phone: (858) 454-7675
Dr Shelly Fleet FLORIDA HOSPITAL KISSIMMEE
2450 N Orange Blossom Trl
Kissimmee, FL 34744(407) 667-0444(Office)
|5.||Gordon N. Gill, M.D. Dean (emeritus) of Translational Medicine University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA University of California San Diego School of Medicine - 0602 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla CA 92093-0602 Telephone : (858) 534-4310 Fax : (858) 534-6573|
|6.||Michael H. Mellon, M.D.
7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92111
(619) 528-5000Kaiser Permanente
San Diego Medical Center
4647 Zion Ave San Diego, CA 92120
GIlbert Ross, M.D.
President (Acting) and Executive Director
American Council on Science and Health
1725 York Ave
New York, NY 10128
Phone:_(212) 828-56481995 Broadway, suite 202, New York, NY 10023-5882
Telephone: 212-362-7044 | Toll Free: 866-905-2694 | Fax: 212-362-4919 | Email: [email protected]
Dr. Samuel Schneider
33 State Rd Ste H
Princeton, NJ 08540609-924-3980http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Samuel_Schneider/office-locations#ixzz3XanJSq8Y
|9.||Glenn Swogger Jr. M.D.
Director of the Will Menninger Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences (retired)
The Menninger Foundation
5800 Sw 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: (785) 272-1939
Joel Tepper, MD,
pediatric oncologist Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research in Radiation Oncology and Ian Davis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Oncology discuss new approaches to adult and pediatric bone and soft tissue cancers in a two-part interview series. Watch Series. http://unclineberger.org/meetourdoctorsUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine CB# 7295UNC-Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC 27599-7295Joel E. Tepper, M.D.
Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research
Dept of Radiation Oncology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
101 Manning Dr,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: (919) 966-3036Fax: (919) 966-3015
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Lee Goldman, MD
Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor
Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Chief Executive of Columbia University Medical Center