“This film makes vegans look like idiots, uneducated idiots, in fact!”

What The Health Makes Vegans Look Like Idiots

“What The Health,” Defeats The Vegan Message

All three team members at Svelte Yeti Health and Fitness (Liz, Johnny, and myself – Jerod Killick), eat a plant-based diet.  We are not perfect.  However, because of our belief that living vegan is the least violent and hopeful choice that a human can make, we continue to grow in our conviction that what we are doing is right.

In the past few years, a series of documentary movies has come out in support of living a plant-based lifestyle.  Movies attempt to create a direct causal link between diet and health outcomes, thus creating momentum for vegan living.  We have grown to believe that if there is clear physiologic evidence showing the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, then we can rest assured that we are making the right choice.

As seductive as this seems, I believe that using research, especially cherry-picked outcomes studies, is a trap.

Stop Making Vegans Look Like Idiots – Research Basics

In today’s episode I rail against the movie, “What The Health“.  This, as in many movies available on Netflix, not to mention vegan proponents on YouTube, use peer-reviewed research to support their pre-determined points of view.  I talk about the importance of understanding research method, and provide a basic overview of empirical theory. I argue that those who cherry-pick studies, are participating in another form of confirmation-bias, thus making vegans look like idiots.

Own Your Decision

You do not need any form of evidence, whether through peer-reviewed literature, or valid personal experience, to defend your vegan choice.  I encourage you to stand by your decision because, “it is just the right thing to do.”  It is your decision to make.  Own it.

People, Products and Places Mentioned Today

  1. “What The Health” by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn
  2. “Cowspiracy” by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn
  3. Mic The Vegan
  4. Happy Healthy Vegans

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JKP 037 • Yeti Bits and Bobs – “What The Health”, Why This Movie Makes Vegans Look Like Idiots was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Jerod Killick
  • The more I think about it, the more I completely disliked, “What The Health.” What do you think?