Real Food vs. Fake Food

“Real food is food in its most basic form taken directly from nature without additives, alterations, or fillers.”

Most people don’t set out to eat “Fake Food,” but they ultimately do.  Take apple juice as an example.  They start with an apple, but then everything goes wrong.  When is the last time you picked up a bottle of apple juice or any other fruit juice for that matter and looked at the ingredient list?  Do you see some words on that label that you can’t even pronounce?  The chances are very high that you are not getting apples “juiced.” Instead you are getting some apples, lots of sugar, and lots of preservatives to “maintain freshness.”  So the foods became fake the minute it was stripped of its nutrients and had additives added in, it is now no longer Real but Fake.

Our bodies and systems were made for real foods the way they are found in nature.  Real foods are always better because they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and a host of other nutrients that are vital for a healthy body.

“Americans are overfed but undernourished,” as the saying goes.  Think about this.  “2/3rd of Americans are currently obese.”  Our country is the “most obese nation on Planet Earth.”  “9 million children under the age of 6 are considered obese.”  What does all mean?  We are literally destroying our bodies by eating fake foods.  It is not about counting calories, or low-fat/no fat, it is about healthy eating today and for the rest of your life.

If you would like more information regarding Real Foods and Fake Foods, or learning how to properly fuel your body, email or call or 616.531.6050 to schedule an appointment.

The doctors at Dynamic Family Chiropractic
Dr. Ronson Dykstra and Dr. Ronda VanderWall



  • Dr. Josh Axe, “The Real Food Diet Cookbook.”
  • Tom Tai-Seale and Coleman Chandler, “Nutrition and Overweight Concerns in Rural Areas.”
  • Janice Kaszurksy, “People Still Getting Fatter – Over One Billion Adults Overweight Worldwide.”
  • Center for Disease Control, “Child Overweight and Obesity.”
  • Center for Disease Control, “U.S. Obesity Trends.”