Not nuts about the Daily News headline but the lawsuit it leads into is a head-scratcher.
Some guy watching Dr. Oz decided to take up the Doc’s recommendation to … well, I’d better quote this:
Oz encouraged viewers to fill the toes of a pair of socks with uncooked rice, warm up the footwear in a microwave oven and slip them on.
“You do this and lie for about 20 minutes with those socks on in bed. The heat will divert blood to your feet,” Oz explained on the show.
“When your feet get hot, guess what happens to your body? It gets cold. Your body will automatically adjust its core temperature and as it gets cooler you’re going to be able to sleep better because your body has to be cold in order to get sleepy,” he said.
So this guy, Frank Dietl, is suing Dr. Oz because, his lawyer claims, “He wound up with third-degree burns on his feet and was confined to his bed for weeks…”
You will have to decide for yourself whether the advice of a TV doctor can constitute malpractice. Of some kind.
Oh, here’s the subhead: Suit: TV doc’s sleep aid gave me hot-foot horror.