Our bodies are not designed to operate on nutritionally stripped, chemically laden food day in and day out. Daily intake of micro doses of toxins over the course of years or decades, and deprivation of optimum nutritionwhich is contrary to what nature intendswill certainly cause a degenerative disease to set in sooner or later. To be free of degenerative disease, then, means we must abstain, as often as possible, from eating synthetic (man-derived) food. In this chapter I give an in-depth explanation of how most of our food is being deliberately compromised. For optimum health, avoid these foods, and instead embrace the foods I discuss in Chapter 3.