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Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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Eat what we tell you to eat! So is this going to be our next "war?"

First they came for the anti-vaxxers. Now they come for the healthy eaters. Be the herd. Be the herd....

So, people are getting more and more aware of what they are eating. Big Food and Monsanto don't like it, so what would the logical thing be for them to do? Why, they shall mindwash us! Teach our kids that the atrocities they are perpetrating on our food chain is A-okay.



And find a few stories about people with issues to start labeling people who want to eat well as, well, nuts. Of course. And soon the interwebz will use this to make themselves feel better somehow...to excuse their non-concern.



In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are moving toward saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.

CNN, Fast Company, Popular Science, and other top outlets have all began to trumpet the talking points on cue relatively recently:


“Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.


In short, if you turn your back on low quality, corporate food containing known cancer causing toxic additives and a rich history of dishonesty rooted in a continuous “profits over people” modus operandi, then you may suffer from a mental illness. The cherry on top is that if you have the pseudo-science labeled disorder of orthorexia nervosa, you will be prescribed known toxic, pharmaceutical drugs from some of the same conglomerate corporations that you are trying to avoid by eating healthy in the first place. [Source]


Related Reading
Orthorexia Nervosa

STRIVING FOR THE PERFECT DIET IS MAKING US SICK
Their caps, not mine. Popular Mechanics at it again.

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an obsession

Orthorexia Nervosa: Obsession With Healthy Foods As Mental Disorder

Even Tech Times.

So who defines obsession? What if I don't want anything with pesticides or grown from Monsanto seeds in me? Am I obsessed?

Am I worried? Nope...I'm sure Big Pharms will be along any second with a drug for this.


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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I actually read this a few years ago. I celebrated, yes celebrated by making cupcakes.


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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Wow.....I don't even know what to say, as someone with a very advanced case of orthorexia this has me quite upset.......


Unbelievable......



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I actually read this a few years ago. I celebrated, yes celebrated by making cupcakes.

Got a link from "a few years ago?"

Nevermind, I found one. Linky from 2010.

I just always get suspicious when CNN and PopMech get onto something.

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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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Next, they should address the issue of people who are addicted to working out, posting gym-selfies, and flooding social media with idiotic "inspirational quotes" plastered on pictures of people working out.

That behavior seems much more like a mental disorder to me.


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Diet was never a problem in until the government made it one. They flip flop like a fish on dry land when it comes to nutrition, caffeine, fat, carbs, protien etc... I cant believe people listen to anything these idiots say.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: Answer

Wasn't that an interwebz hoax a while back? Selfies as a psychiatric disorder?


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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The whole propaganda shtick is better served by going after those who don't know any better......
The Kids of our nation are under attack by these corporate barstids.....more than ever before.....
The insidious methods of reaching our kids need to be outlawed big time...
No more corporate sponsors and no more corporate affilliations with youth groups should be allowed.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

I haven't seen the imprint of this PR campaign yet. I'll be watching for it.

Corporates seem to hate traditional food but it's a fallacy because they don't hate. They are amoral profit machines.

It's a tenuous biological situation for humanity to have massive profit machines that generate profits from destroying the human food supply.

More humanists, fewer profit machines should right the ship.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: swimmer15

Yeah, well, no. In my view the only way we can tangentially hook this in to blame the government is to blame the Congress critters who have stock in these killer corporations and block and pass laws according to how much goes into their own bank accounts.

a reply to: InverseLookingGlass
Me too. Kinda why I posted it...to ee how far it goes. If it goes.


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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I wonder how many people will buy into this?

Nothing like a good excuse to carry on with unhealthy habits



It takes much less effort than healthy diet and exercise, cheaper too!

Never mind dis-ease and a lethargic existence...



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Isn't it amazing what a few extra billion dollars laying around can do for one's business marketing strategies ?




posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK
I simply took it as an excuse not to get upset over being unable to get rid of sugar. I'm totally addicted to sweets. I am a sugar crystal.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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We sure are being poisoned slowly, look at aspertame..most definatly rubber stamped for big $$(thanks Rumsfeld). A person can barley afford to eat proper unless they have their own garden. And what can be said about Monsanto..Did they not recently aquire Blackwater Security? No corp has the best interest of joe public..it's all about shareholders. The corps and govt are not supposed to work against us but here we are.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

Here's an article from the UK on it...

Orthorexia: when healthy eating goes too far

The only difference is that, unlike anorexia, where food intake is restricted, or bulimia, where food binges are followed by some form of purging, orthorexia always involves an intense compulsion to stick to any single way of eating food, thinking and behaving around food.

Orthorexia isn’t the same as following a specific eating plan for ethical reasons, or because of food intolerances. Yet the line between the two is often blurred, which is why orthorexia can go undetected or unnoticed, as in the fitness industry.


I don't find focusing on what goes into your body or sticking to a single way of eating insane at all. Not even close.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish
Sugar is the gateway drug..lol



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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That would make all nutritionalsts and dieticians, rubber-stamped by governmental bodies...Enablers, implicit in a worldwide syndrome...

I'm sure it wasn't a civvie that came up with the nutrient food pyramid...

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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:25 AM
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sweet. to prove I'M not crazy I'm going to make myself a Luther Burger right now!


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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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Psychiatry is a whore and has been for the longest.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: akushla99

Sometimes I am and sometimes I am not a fan of the UN. In this case I might be with them. Article from November.

United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming

In 2013, the United Nations announced that the world's agricultural needs can be met with localized organic farms. That's right, we do not need giant monocultures that pour, spray and coat our produce with massive amounts of poisons, only to create mutant pests and weeds while decimating pollinators and harming human health. Don't believe the hype: We do not need genetically modified foods "to feed the world."

From my experience, many of these - how shall we call them - "worker bees" (i.e the GMO salesmen) who work for these companies and spread this propaganda, actually believe conventional tactics are necessary to ensure food security. They've drunk the Kool-Aid and cannot envision another possibility. The changes threaten their very existence.


These farms are under attack. Look at the shelves in your local stores. More and more organics and non-GMOs at cheaper prices. People are noticing, speaking out and making a difference.

And you know these killer corps are worried.




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