LESS BAD is not necessarily GOOD

One of the reasons why the Wheat Belly lifestyle is so spectacularly effective for restoring health, losing weight, and turning back the clock a decade or two is because we reject the flawed logic of conventional nutritional advice. There is a long list of reasons why conventional nutritional advice gets it so wrong, from logical blunders, to relying on flawed observational evidence (rather than clinical trials), to getting too cozy with Big Food companies like Coca Cola and Kraft. Let’s discuss a common and widely-held blunder in logic that is applied over and over again in nutrition: If something bad is replaced by something less bad and there is an apparent health benefit, then a lot of the less bad thing must therefore be good. With wheat, if we replace something bad—white flour products—with something less bad—whole grain products—and there is less obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and colon cancer (there is indeed a modest reduction), then a whole bunch of whole grains must therefore be good. Let’s apply this to one of my perennial favorites, cigarettes: If we replace full-tar, unfiltered cigarettes—bad—with low-tar, filtered cigarettes—less bad—that yields a modest reduction in heart attack and lung cancer, then, by the logic of nutrition, you should smoke a lot of low-tar, filtered cigarettes. This is absurd, of course, but illustrates this blunder in logic that can lead you to false conclusions. If we...
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Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
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Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
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Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
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Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
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Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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