july 9th, 2021

What is Digital Food Poisoning? Glad you asked. 

I often have conversations with friends about ‘Digital Detoxing’, or taking breaks away from social media to break bad digital habits and better maintain a healthy balance for mental and physical nourishment. I find myself agreeing with them that staring at the screen too long, and what is going on in the world starts to take a toll, especially when you start to compare your life to what you are seeing. That toll can quickly get quite heavy and discourage one from taking steps towards goals in mind. I came across an article on Medium that touched on this topic briefly, and I thought deeper into properly defining what Digital Food Poisoning (DFP) means exactly. Here’s what I came up with:


Experiencing fatigue mentally or physically, resulting from being unable to digest the overconsumption of negative content or being overexposed to negative news on social media and other online browsing experiences.

A question that has been on my mind lately – how do we create better preventive add-ons or tools within these experiences and will DFP be a health concern of the future, considering the statistics around our daily usage?

Gunnar Kvilhaug (3D Artwork)

Medium – On Software and Salmonella: Shouldn’t we avoid digital food poisoning?
NY Times – It’s Time For A Digital Detox

Oberlo – Social Media Statistics