iOS app Android app

Food Fears

Why I'm Tired of 'Foods You Should Never Eat!' Lists

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

At the end of the day, it's about what you eat most of the time. It's about your overall eating habits, not a single food or a single meal. But the problem with these lists is that instead of informing people, they simply spread fear.

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Fearless Eating: It May Be In Our Genes

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

It makes sense that food neophobia likely evolved, as the researchers state, to prevent mammals from eating poisonous foods. It makes sense that neophobia was important enough to our survival that it became a part of our DNA.

Strange Food Myths And Conspiracy Theories

TruTV.com | Posted 07.30.2012 | Weird News

America's favorite pastime may officially be baseball, but unofficially it's eating. From hot dogs to apple pie, we love our food. But what do we ...

Reason for Not Eating Out #49: Getting Over Your Food Fears

Cathy Erway | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

Seeing the unsightly necessities of eating eel is a visceral experience that may change your perception of the dish for good. And then you realize that any creature that gives its life so that you can eat is beautiful -- and if you ate it, then it's a part of you now, too.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Don't Stay With Your Parents ... And 11 More Solutions To Holiday Eating Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

Americans are arguably programmed to overeat on Thanksgiving, yet most people seem to emerge from the experience relatively unscathed. There's som...