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Why should I avoid processed foods?

Processed foods are like putting bad gas in your car! Most consumers do not realize that "live food" (unprocessed) has important vitamins and enzymes that are destroyed in their processing. The result is the consumption of empty calories with additives, many of which have a long "rap sheet" of adverse effects on the body. With the debate on the spiraling costs of healthcare (or "disease-care"), it's time we start treating the cause instead of the symptoms. As a dentist, I am very concerned with what patients put into their mouths first before treating the symptoms and the "fallout."

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.