If you want to figure out if something is truly necessary in life, ask yourself, “Without it, would I die?” In light of that perspective, one can certainly conclude that food is a necessity for survival. It would therefore make sense that consuming food would bring nourishment that makes us feel good, not bad. Consider, though, the case of Jonathan Pitre, a 14-year-old boy growing up in Ontario. While food does nourish his body, it comes with a painful cost: eating causes blisters inside his throat.
Jonathan has a rare and excruciatingly painful genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa (EB). It is so debilitating that... [read more at original article post here].