The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the … products you called "miracles." When you call a product a miracle, and it's something you can buy, and it's something that gives people false hope, I don't understand why you need to go there.
I actually do personally believe in the items I talk about on the show. I passionately study them. I recognize they don’t have the scientific muster to present as fact but nevertheless I would give my audience the advice I give my family all the time, and I have given my family these products.
Too often celebrity gurus lure consumers into wasting their money and pinning their hopes on pseudoscientific concoctions that are at best useless, and at worst dangerous. It was very heartening to see Sen. McCaskill and the members of the committee confront Dr. Oz’s baseless claims head-on.
My job is to be a cheerleader for the audience when they don’t think they have hope. I have things I think work for people. I want them to try them so that they feel better, so that they can do the things we talk about every day on the show [like diet and exercise].