– Detox teas and miracle supplements are bull*
This Wednesday Checkup is about to get heated.
Jameela Jamil came after the Kardashians
about these detox teas, and I’m here for it.
I get so angry when I see these mega-companies,
who are making billions of dollars,
prey on the insecurities of young people,
promise them nonsense, miraculous, snake oil-like
shortcuts to lose weight, to look better,
to have better skin and nails.
It truly does upset me.
Businesses should not make money at the expense of others,
like some of these companies are doing today. Boy,
are these companies geniuses.
They take a term like detox, which has a buzz sensation,
which triggers in our minds as something positive,
getting rid of toxins.
The only thing that removes toxins from your body
are your own organs.
Your lungs, your liver, your kidneys, amongst others.
像你的肺 肝 肾还有其他器官
Supplements that you’re gonna take are not gonna detox anything.
That doesn’t need to happen.
You don’t need to drink a detox tea to cleanse your body.
This just is not based on any kind of scientific evidence.
In fact I’ll tell you what these companies do
and how they prey on you.
They’ll take an ingredient
that exist in nature
so they call it natural.
Natural does not mean safe.
Arsenic is natural.
It’s not safe it’s poison
Second it’s not cleared by FDA
Supplements are not treated like pharmaceutical medications. They,
first of all, don’t need to prove that they work,
and second, they don’t even need to prove that they’re safe.
The only time supplements are reviewed is after a negative outcome occurs.
And with many of these supplements, this has happened.
People get sick, their liver becomes inflamed,
they get diarrhea, they get fatigue,
their blood tests are all out of whack.
The third way marketers take advantage of you
is they take some fringe scientific research
that was done only on a handful of people,
and they extrapolate it, saying that it works
for everybody, and for everything, which has
never been proven to be the case.
I’m not only upset with the marketers who are pushing
the agenda of these companies,
but also with the influencers who are not doing
their due diligence when it comes to supporting these products.
If you are blessed, like I am blessed,
to have a following on social media, and you’re labeled an influencer,
that means people look up to you.
That means people care what you have to say.
so, take this opportunity to be a role model.
Yes, we wanna make money, and it’s good to make money,
对 我们想挣钱 这是没有错的
it’s good to be financially independent and successful,
but don’t do it at the expense of hurting others.
Don’t do it at the expense of fueling eating disorders.
Jameela Jamil has it right.
We should not be celebrating celebrities
who are taking advantage of the system to make a quick buck
at the expense of children.
I never like to directly criticize anybody
on my YouTube channel,
but there was a quote that I recently read from Kim Kardashian
saying how selling these types of supplements
is an easy way to make money,
and because of that, she has more time to spend with her kids.
I find that quote reprehensible.
I’m gonna be a hundred percent transparent with you.
All of these tea companies have reached out to me
numerous times trying to get my endorsement for money,
to have me tell you that these products are
going to help you lose weight, look great,
feel more energized, suppress your appetite.
I will not do that.
It’s not true.
It doesn’t hold up as fact, as science,
and ultimately, my job as a doctor,
最后 我的工作是 一名医生
my responsibility, is to you at home.
Bad celebrity advice is one thing.
I’ve written about that in the past for the American Academy of Family Physicians,
and sometimes it’s one of those situations
where you have good intent with a bad outcome.
They think they’re doing something positive,
but really, because they’re not properly educated
on the subject, they’re doing a huge disservice,
but the bigger problem to me here is
when these companies buy out medical professionals,
and they get them to claim that these products work.
Don’t you wonder why it is that so many doctors
are selling supplements in their own offices?
‘Cause it’s a great moneymaker.
If you’re watching this video, and you disagree with me,
and you think these supplements work, and detox teas are awesome,
I wanna know where you’re getting your research from,
so jump into my comments section,
and show me why these supplements work, and I’m wrong.
Why is it that you think doctors like myself,
who spent ten years studying medicine,
still recommends the hard work of diet, and exercise,
and all these things, when there’s a simple answer
right there with a detox tea.
Why don’t I just recommend that?
It seems so simple.
In fact, I could sell it in my office,
and make money off of it.
Why am I choosing to not advertise to you these products,
if I can make millions of dollars from it?
Because of medical ethics.
Because I believe that these products don’t work.
And in fact, science says these products don’t work.
Listen to science.
He’s a pretty smart guy.
Remember, natural doesn’t mean safe.
Remember, supplements are not regulated by the FDA.
Remember that the claims that these companies make
can’t be verified as fact because their research is so weak,
and anyone who acts like they have all the answers,
when the rest of the scientific community has questions,
that is an IKA expert,
and if you wanna learn more about that,
check out my TED Talk on marketing right here.
– Detox teas and miracle supplements are bull*