Is knowledge actually power like they used to say in Schoolhouse Rock? This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is taking on the the burden that comes with food knowledge and education. How can you order food at a restaurant when you know that every item on the menu has been tainted by foodiness? Erica explains that this condition, called orthorexia nervosa, is actually one of the best eating disorders to have! And ultimately, wouldn’t you rather know what you’re putting into your body? You know what they say, “Ignorance is bliss…until you get diabetes.” This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods.

“Is knowledge about the food you’re being fed necessarily, actually empowering? I actually think too much knowledge is paralyzing. Knowing too much is making my head hurt and spin and makes me freeze up in a vortex of indecision!” — Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real