The Western Diet As A Lethal, Pandemic Cause of Disease

Emerging research indicates that the Western diet could rightly be considered a ‘Disease Vector’ on par with influenza and other infectious diseases.

The CDC likes to track disease vectors like influenza and hepatitis, but the concept that immune status determines susceptibility, or the vital role that diet or environmental factors such as sunlight-mediated vitamin D levels play in whether you contract an illness or not, is mostly ignored by them.

It could be argued that the CDC would be far more effective in their mission of “Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health” if they paid equal attention tracking dietary vectors of disease creation, such as per capita high-fructose corn syrup or happy meal consumption, or environmental chemical exposures, instead of myopically fixating on an outdated, though hugely profitable germ-centered model of disease causation.

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