Three things in life are visceral religion, politics, and diet. All are based on belief systems and are not subject to debate. True believers say, “don’t confuse me with the facts, because in my heart I know I’m right”. I can’t do much about religion or politics, but at least nutrition can be examined experimentally. The question is not what is the best diet for weight loss, but what is the best diet for reversing silent inflammation? Of course along the way a number of other important questions will be answered. This is why in every carefully controlled research study in which the Zone Diet has been compared to other dietary programs, the Zone has been found to be superior in hormonal control, blood glucose control, blood lipid control, appetite suppression, fat loss, and most importantly the reduction of silent inflammation.