When diet becomes entangled with these other factors, we can easily lose our natural sense of what is healthy. We become flooded with choices and conflicting information. Obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related illnesses have become increasingly prevalent in our modern-supermarket society. Even though we have a natural desire to eat, we become sick when we eat too much or the wrong things. So how are we trying to adapt and maintain our health in spite of this over- whelming array of food options?
There is currently another transition occurring in our world and it is every bit as dramatic and influential as the supermarket revolution. It’s the information revolution. Information is a lot like food. Everyone knows that human beings have a natural desire to eat. Fewer people may be aware that we also have a natural desire to “consume” in- formation. And in the same way that we can get sick when our desire to eat is not managed based on healthy principles and practices, our desire to “consume” information can make us sick if not managed well.