“…What we had perceived as the problem - major obesity - was in fact very frequently the solutions to problems that the rest of us knew nothing about.
When you look at a house burning down, the most obvious manifestation is the huge smoke billowing out. It would be easy then to think that the smoke is the problem, and if you deal with the smoke, you’ve solved it.
But thank God that the fire departments understand, that the piece that you treat is the piece you don’t see… the flames inside not the smoke billowing out. Otherwise, house fires would be treated by bringing big fans to blow the smoke away and that would make the house burn down faster.
Obesity isn’t the fire, it’s the smoke.”
Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, M.D. & Johann Hari.