What The Health Is Garbage: The Fallacies of the Documentary
What The Health a 2017 documentary film created a buzz in the health wellness industry with its claims about the negative effects of animal-based food on human health. However while the film gained wide recognition it also faced criticism for its biased deceptive flawed approach to the topic. This article aims to expose the fallacies of the documentary provide evidence that contradicts its claims.
What The Health Gets Wrong
Fallacy #1: Correlation Equals Causation
The documentary makes a significant mistake in assuming that correlation equates causation. For instance it equates the consumption of meat with cancer heart disease failing to consider other factors such as lifestyle age genetics environment. Research shows that meat consumption alone does not lead to these illnesses but rather a combination of factors. Therefore the documentary fails to uphold scientific standards on this point.
Fallacy #2: Selective Use of Research
The filmmakers selectively use research to fit their agenda ignoring research that contradicts their claims. While they present some studies they do not acknowledge the vast body of research that shows the benefits of a well-balanced diet that includes animal-based foods. Furthermore they make claims that misinterpret or exaggerate research findings which misleads the audience creates fear-based propaganda.
Fallacy #3: Ignoring Context
The documentary ignores the context of the issues it presents such as the environmental impact industrial farming practices ethical concerns. The film creates a black white narrative that suggests that eliminating all animal-based products from one’s diet will solve all issues related to health environment animal rights. This approach fails to consider the complexities of the issues the role of responsible sustainable farming practices in meat production.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion What The Health is garbage as it presents flawed biased information that misleads creates fear-based propaganda. To make informed decisions about our diets we need to consider all the evidence broaden our understanding of the complexity of the issues involved. We should not rely on a single documentary without questioning its sources validity. While the film’s intentions may have been noble its methods approach are counterproductive fail to contribute constructively to the discussion on health wellness.
Discussion about this post