Who has the right emphasis?

Who has the right emphasis?

(A) EXCESS DRIVES DEGENERATIVE DISEASE: we are an unhealthy lot PRIMARILY because we eat too much – too many calories, too much meat, too many other animal products, too much saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, artificial ingredients, and salt. The list goes on. MAN IS WEAK. Man is so weak that he cannot long endure a high X diet, where X is any one of the above.

(B) DEFICIENCY DRIVES DEGENERATIVE DISEASE: we are an unhealthy lot PRIMARILY because we are deficient in nutrients (essential and accessory (“V3”)) present in under-consumed whole foods (most particularly vegetables). This is the well-nourished MAN IS STRONG hypothesis, even if he is over-weight.

If we drop the word PRIMARILY, we immediately realize that (A) and (B) can both be right.

Does it matter which is the PRIMARY REASON?

Yes, of course: if (B) is true, we can be healthier by ADDING food to an already rich, enjoyable diet. If (A) is true, the only road to better health is by boring and painful DENIAL DIETING. In addition, if (B) is true, then a well-nourished person can be overweight and healthy. This would be welcome news for the millions of people who have failed to sustain weight loss with every denial diet they have tried.

Who has the right emphasis?

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