Daphne Oz is pregnant again. The daughter of talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz timed her baby bump announcement to coincide with the episode that her beleaguered father had planned after critics wrote a letter seeking his departure from Columbia University. But Daphne kept it simple, holding up an “I’m pregnant” sign on The Chew, reported People.
Her cooking show co-stars, as well as audience members, went wild at the baby bump news for Daphne and her husband, John Jovanovic.
The Thursday segment in which Oz revealed her pregnancy news focused on secrets.
“This may or may not be something you know about me,” said Daphne, grinning broadly as she displayed her little sign.
But on that same day, her father, Dr. Oz, staged a special episode defending himself against the 10 prominent doctors who wanted Columbia to fire him from the faculty and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, reported Yahoo Health.
Staring into the camera, Dr. Oz deflected the detractors by stating that he wants to help his viewers get healthy by giving them different opinions and alternatives from which to choose.
“My life’s work has been built around one simple message: you have a right and a responsibility to become a world expert on your own body. And the way you do that is by having access to the best, most current information; multiple points of view, and diverse opinions. That’s the best way you can make an informed decision about you and your family’s health. Figuring out how to talk about your health, and how to talk to you about it, can be difficult, and there’s been a backlash to my approach in some parts of the medical community.”
Dr. Oz has faced criticism for a variety of issues, as the Inquisitr reported.
First came the grilling by a Senate subcommittee, which attacked him for recommending weight loss “miracle” supplements that provided companies with the opportunity to cash in by creating their own brands of everything from green coffee bean extract to raspberry ketones.
“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… Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain,” wrote the physicians in their highly publicized letter seeking Dr. Oz’s departure from Columbia.
Then Dr. Oz was attacked for his views on genetically modified foods (GMOs). He has repeatedly stated on his show that these foods should be labeled.
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops.”
In addition, Dr. Oz also was criticized when he revealed that when his wife, Lisa Oz, decreed that their children should not be vaccinated, he agreed.
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