To continue the discussion about grounding, Dr. Oz, and the “Oz Effect” – a group of researchers recently analyzed 40 episodes of the Dr Oz Show and The Doctors. They recorded every medical recommendation, then randomized them and had a separate group of researchers analyze each one. Here are some of the results:

We could find at least a case study or better evidence to support 54% (95% confidence interval 47% to 62%) of the 160 recommendations (80 from each show). For recommendations in The Dr Oz Show, evidence supported 46%, contradicted 15%, and was not found for 39%. For recommendations in The Doctors, evidence supported 63%, contradicted 14%, and was not found for 24%. Believable or somewhat believable evidence supported 33% of the recommendations on The Dr Oz Show and 53% on The Doctors. On average, The Dr Oz Show had 12 recommendations per episode and The Doctors 11.

You can listen to an interview with the study contributors here:

↓ Transcript
WYLONA
Is it so weird to connect with the ground, and the trees?
KATE
Sleeping with copper socks is weird.

WYLONA
My doctors said that Earthing would help me sleep!
KATE
Let me guess, daytime television?

KATE
Wylona! Those are basically infomercials!
WYLONA
I couldn't help it. They were so handsome!

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