Hi Brie. You present a common conumdrum, one that is a direct result of the media's desire to create controversy. In reality, there is little to no controversy regarding the most health-supporting foods on the planet--unrefined fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and seeds. Hardly anyone argues that eating more of those foods and less processed foods would be less than beneficial. In fact, the preponderance of scientific research (not the occasional stray study) from the last few decades strongly supports making unrefined plants the foundation of your diet. Start off by setting some small goals--like adding in another piece of fruit per day and a half cup of beans or 4 ounces of raw veggies. Happy eating!