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Food Addiction: It's Not An Eating Disorder

By Jowita Bydlowska

The Fix Q&A with Vera Tarman about her book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction MORE  

Is Food Addiction a Myth?

By Jeanene Swanson

Some scoff at the idea, others clamor for a cure. Is it an eating disorder, or an actual addiction? MORE  

Nutrition and Recovery: How Healthy Eating Can Help You Stay Sober

By Jenny Smiechowski

Eating healthy, research shows, can go a long way toward helping you on the road to addiction recovery. MORE  

Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

By Bryan Le

NutritionFacts.org warns that people who eat calorically dense foods could be deadening dopamine pathways to their brain, destroying their ability to enjoy life's pleasures. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

Phoenix Suns Player Admits to Skittles Addiction

By Victoria Kim

On six or seven packs a day, Michael Beasley joins a roster of sugar-addicted pro-athletes. MORE  

Can Sober People Eat Food Cooked in Booze?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says it's better to avoid the risk. MORE  

Anthony Bourdain Dishes on His Addicted Past

By Ben Feuerherd

The reality TV chef says he's "a very unusual case" who kicked drugs, but still drinks. MORE  

Spice-Lovers More Prone to Alcohol Problems

By Chrisanne Grise

Fiery foods and booze activate endorphins in the brain in similar ways, researchers say. MORE  

Holiday Tips for People With Eating Disorders

By Nina Puro

This season is a challenge. With the help of an expert on eating disorders, The Fix offers five helpful suggestions. MORE  

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