Diet related illnesses and diseases have been on the rise in recent years. Obesity is a major killer in itself. All this has been a result of the changes in our diet. We no longer eat fresh whole foods that are grown locally. Instead we eat highly processed foods that are packaged and advertised nicely. Refined and processed foods contain a lot of preservatives and additional ingredients that are not good for us and many have even been linked directly to some forms of cancer. The problem is that we have become so accustomed to harmful foods that we don’t even realize how bad they can be.