Sometimes we don’t see ourselves until we catch our reflections staring back at us from a mirror. Although the image is reversed, it still reveals the facts, whether they be flaws or perfections. Perhaps our common-sense desire for healthy food is also easier to express in reverse. What are people actually saying when they insist there’s no difference between one hamburger and another so long as they’re both made from beef? Are they saying that meat from a cow that’s been fed toxic chemicals has the same properties as meat from a cow that’s been fed proper cow food? Yes. And the so-called food experts try to feed us fallacies like that every day. Gaze at this reflection of the Seven Deadly Fallacies of the Western Diet from our book Why Your Doctor Offers Nutritional Supplements. This startling infographic mirrors the food fallacies that, starting with the introduction of refined, bleached flour in 1879, have brought us nothing but 135 years of soaring disease rates—and a weaker gene pool.
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