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Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

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posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 11:46 AM
a reply to: igloo
These kids have the idea!

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 11:47 AM
a reply to: TheJourney

And yet, I can't to find any numbers or any evidence to support any growing trend?

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 12:10 PM

originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: TheJourney

And yet, I can't to find any numbers or any evidence to support any growing trend?

The growing trend isn't even the main point, though one google search did show there has been a rising trend in eating disorders, which would be related. Regardless, the point is that people are so reactive, and want to turn every little thing they hear into some giant conspiracy. Like the whole world is just one big conspiracy machine. If you really think they're going to start rounding up people for eating healthy and putting them in mental institutions, I really don't know what to tell you. It's accepted in mainstream society and media that eating healthy is good. They're not going to start making it so you have to eat unhealthy or else you get diagnosed as mentally ill. That doesn't even make sense. But I have no doubt there are people who go way over the top in terms of nutritional stuff in a way that is extremely obsessive-compulsive and destructive. It's probably just creating a classification for that specific thing, when prior to that classification such people would either have been ignored or simply filed under a different classification. It's a huge leap to just ignore that, and assume that this is some huge conspiratorial act to prosecute people who eat healthy.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 12:11 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Every time I read one of these stories, or any story where people are being treated like cattle, or beheaded, or burned alive, raped, tortured, held against their will when innocent, molested, etc... I really wish I had psychic abilities in that I could think about those doing these evil deeds and will them dead instantly.

I believe in the power of mass consciousness, so what I propose is that on a certain date/time, we all think the same thing to see if we can rid this world of some of the most evil human beings to ever walk the planet.

Perhaps it's possible to use our collective will to eliminate those who care to do us great harm.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 12:25 PM
a reply to: TheJourney

I'm not saying it is a conspiracy. Just that I'm going to watch this. And that I'm suspicious of the upturn in focus on it.

Eating disorders is primarily anorexia nervosa and bullemia from what I've read so far on this. And I will be back with a vengeance if they come up with a pill for this.

And, oh, by the way, guess what there's a pill for now?

FDA Approves ADHD Drug Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

Whodda thunk it?
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posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 12:39 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity

What I find interesting these days is if a large corporation needs to make a profit somewhere, what better way than to make something a mental disorder and already have the remedies available.

What is truly a mental disorder is the blatant lies, corruption, and fraud that is being perpetuated on a massive scale by large corporations, government and authority figures, then somehow it seems to be pacified by the masses that follow their lead.

But I guess when the majority are afflicted with an illness it's not a "Mental Disorder"

I going to the kitchen to fry up some bacon for sandwich now, cause bacon makes everything ok.
edit on 23-2-2015 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 01:43 PM

originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: dr1234

Not misrepresenting anything. Just posting a spate of recent articles focusing on it and the way they are focusing.

The reason I've posted this is because of the recent push in the media and possible reasons why and to keep an eye on it.

Don't let the fact that the discussion took a few tangents throw you. In addition, as mentioned before, there don't seem to be any numbers of how many suffer from this around.

Does this really have to become a new diagnosis? (It's not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5.) The term orthorexia nervosa literally means “fixation on righteous eating.”

That people get carried away with "righteous eating" is simply a form of some other underlying condition, like OCD. The we propose clinical diagnoses for getting carried away with the number 6? With hand washing? With flipping light switches three times> No. We simply call those OCD.

So again, who's pushing this and why is more the question. How is it linked. Up for discussion, not ridiculous.

Also, a real question to you. What is the clinical diagnosis or proposed clinical diagnosis for people eating only junk or unhealthy food?

Well let's start with the fact that the article do a great job of misrepresenting on their own. I don't know why that makes it ok for us to repeat incorrect sentiments when we have ample opportunity to know better and not be igorant ourselves. It isn't a form of OCD for the same reason anorexia isn't, it helps more accurately outline treatment and develop new understanding into this phenomenon, which does exist and can be very unhealthy. ifk about your last questionn.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 01:48 PM
a reply to: Realtruth

It is a conspiracy, whenever you see a link between the big food manufactures like monspanto and the big pharma legal drug industry you know that is a conspiracy.

Because if the "mental disorder of eating healthier" hit the entire population the poison manufactures will go out of business.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 02:10 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity

I know people who are so crazy about eating healthy food that yes, for me this is mental disorder.. sorry to break it up to you.

It is one thing to eat healthy food and from time to time eat the non-healthy one, no one is expecting you to eat burgers with Cola every day, but if you try to do 100% healthy food - firstly there isn't such to eat that all the time, secondly it would be too expensive if you were to have only the healthy food.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 03:36 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Great Post Lucidity.

I smelled something foul, when I read (was is The State of
New York?) where they won't let parents let their children bring
a sack lunch to school, the kids HAVE to eat what the Govt.
decides they will eat.

My first thought about this when I read the story was,
"Oh, so never mind that the kids parents are responsible
for their own child's diet, and have the right to decide
what their children eat and don't eat, such as hamburgers."

BTW, does anyone know what is now on the menu for these
public school's?

Rebel 5

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 03:58 PM
Ignore them. What you eat is a choice you make. If you consider individual traits, the difference between a disorder and a tendency depends on where the line is drawn by the latest psychobabble study.

You should be aware that all food is organic, in that it is not inorganic in nature. Further, you should know that all plants need nutrients. Interestingly, there is no difference between fixed nitrogen from decomposition and synthetic ammonia or urea, a product of synthetic ammonia. In fact without the Haber process to make ammonia, the world population would be a hungry 4 billion. See Hager's book for a history that includes wars over sources of nitrate, why the Petermen would disassemble your barn and other interesting stuff.
Natural is not always good for you. Natural leads to natural selection and one could be selected for personal extinction if one is not careful. Peanuts can develop a mold that can kill you, hence they are treated to prevent formation of the mold. Many natural plants and animals are poisonous; an evolutionary trait that prevents predators from over eating or allows a venom to be used for predation. Wolf packs, sharks, Bengal tigers and the like are all "natural." Farmers in my area will shoot coyotes on sight because coyotes eat sheep. If they can, they put llamas in the fields with the sheep for a little nature on nature defense; llamas will kick and stomp predators to death unlike sheep who bleat until they lose their throats.
Like everything else, each person has to draw the line of what they will eat. I am not far from Amish country in PA and Ohio, so I can travel there for certain foods if I wish but not many have this luxury.
I do what I wish and have opinions about the subject but do not promote a specific point of view as I do not wish to become an annoying proselytizer who has, as Voltaire said, "found the truth."

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 04:06 PM
Its more expensive to eat healthy too. You can get burgers for a dollar here in America...but a good healthy salad will run 5 dollars or so.

There is a problem with that picture.

But honestly, being active and exercising is a lot better than "eating healthy" is. Being active and exercising is free.

Being inactive and lazy is what leads to health issues.

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posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:07 PM
Well, the anti-GMO crowd and the anti-vaccine crowd are really going to love the Ebola Medicine Man, Dr. Charles Arntzen.

He discusses his work developing edible vaccines (inside GM [Genetically Modified] bananas, tomatoes, or potatoes).

"When we started thinking about delivery systems, the one that I began focusing on about eight years ago was bananas. When you start peeling a banana, the minute that peeling comes off, you are exposing a sterile environment inside. There are no bacteria. There are no fungi in there. This is a self-contained sterile container that also contains protein. So you can think of it as a sterile protein-manufacturing system. If we can put genes into bananas and cause them to produce the protein we want--in this case, a vaccine--in that sterile compartment, then all we have to do is pop it open and deliver it. "

More Info:

Also more from him:

In this video he jokes that the best way to solve world hunger is to create a virus that kills 1/3 of the human population.

He also, in several instances, praises Chinese style central governance (communism with out ever saying communism). In particular, he admires China's one child rule.

This guy reminds me of the quote in my signature.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:10 PM
a reply to: Bloodydagger

It's getting cheaper though. And in the long run....

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:16 PM
a reply to: GenerationGap

Wow. Now I'll be looking at my banana suspiciously.

Watching the video. Thanks.

Would these work, do you think? This is a real thing...sigh.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:44 PM

originally posted by: Anyafaj

originally posted by: derfreebie
a reply to: Anyafaj

We may be backsliding over in 'the community' again
Anya. They [APA] had to even redact the DSM4 into
the 4TR(Text Revision)... maybe just to avoid some
juicy class actions and maybe sufficient negative
publicity to get ::EDIT--- THEM --- EDIT:: ignored.
But to call someone defiant with the stats about the
food on [the plaintiff's] side crazy?
I don't mind at all eating unhealthy once in a while..
the taste reminds me of what food should have been
like from a perverted memory from my childhood. Hmmm.
Back to the journals for me.

I'd hate to think of what they'd think of the food my Nana used to cook us as kids! Lawdy!

Leg of lamb with mint jelly
Yorkshire pudding
garlic mashers (or as we call it, garlicky mashed potatoes)
Garlic beans (green beans)
rolls, double bread basically

For dessert
chocolate cream pie
banana cream pie
coconut cream pie

That was just one dinner! The day we'd have Hungarian Goulash (the real kind, not the Americanized version of burger meat with macaroni), with TONS of sour cream and paprika on top over noodles. Loads of seconds or thirds, and PLENTY of dessert, and would you believe that woman looked like she was anorexic? All the woman in my family did! But my Nan was full blooded Hungarian and was NOT afraid of food!

It seems good genes and some vivacious metabolism have a
lot to do with it, too. My dad's (German) side of the family
were especially slow with the latter--- and I can put on five
pounds just LOOKING at a slice of banana cream. sigh

In the long run I fear exhaling without a charcoal filter on
will get you a ticket in 15-20 years. That evil carbon dioxide...
in the meantime this needs to be called out by the media for
its rediculous application to a very small percentage of we
the hypochondriacs. To that condition I can and will never admit.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 06:30 PM
Alright, now they're really grasping at straws.

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 07:29 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity
Someone asked what about nutritionists or dietary advice? Is it an eating disorder to follow good advice?

What about this: - Heart Health Tips From a Top Cardiologist...

  1. Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber.
  2. Eat fish at least twice a week.
  3. Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol you eat. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fat, with very little of that from saturated fats.
  4. Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products.
  5. Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
  6. Limit your salt intake. - Heart Health Tips From a Top Cardiologist (Part 2)...

One way to make sure that your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in saturated fats, is to divide your plate at each meal: half vegetables, 1/4 high-quality protein (like legumes -- terrific sources of protein and great for a healthy heart!), and 1/4 for fish or a very lean meat.

And remember, you should get your nutrients from foods themselves, the antioxidants and other heart-healthy goodies found in foods like blueberries, beans, and artichokes don't pack the same punch when they're not in food form.

And avoid fad diets, advises Mosca. "Almost every one may result in short-term weight loss but leave you weighing even more a year later, and preventing weight gain is one of the best ways to prevent developing heart disease risk factors."

So let me ask you, if you follow adivce from professionals, or a commonly recognized diet, like the DASH diet, how on Earth could someone claim you have an eating disorder? DASH diet: - DASH diet...

The DASH diet was in the top 5 of diets when ranked by top nutrionists.

See hre: - DASH Diet Is Tops Again, Fifth Year in a Row...

I recommend DASH to a friend who has hypertension.

And lastly I wnat to assure I'm not nuts. I love Reese's Fast Break. Well I probably am nuts for the Salted Nut Roll.
edit on 23-2-2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 07:46 PM
originally posted by: derfreebie

In the long run I fear exhaling without a charcoal filter on
will get you a ticket in 15-20 years. That evil carbon dioxide...
in the meantime this needs to be called out by the media for
its rediculous application to a very small percentage of we
the hypochondriacs. To that condition I can and will never admit.

Don't feel bad. In my family, the women are all super skinny blondes. Me? I'm this pudgy, chubby brunette who wonders if I was adopted. LOL I probably have my grandfather's genes. He was on the heavy side. But, I don't go overboard with my food, I eat everything in moderation. If I want something fatty, I only have a very small amount. I love red meat, so that is my splurge item when I go out to eat because I don't eat it at home. I almost always eat chicken breasts. Mostly because that's what I can afford. And I only go out to eat maybe once, maaaybe twice a year, if I push my luck.

(Now don't get me wrong, I'm not chubby overweight chubby. It's just all my weight is in the middle. I'm 4'10" with a weight of 100lbs. I have maybe 5-10 pounds just on the middle, bum and thighs alone.)
edit on 2/23/2015 by Anyafaj because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 08:10 PM
When I read the head line and intro I assumed it was a very early "April Fools"'.
I do hope, beyond reason this statement can be debunked so we all can return to wanting/demanding healthy food.

I should immediately be addmitted to a "nutrition desensitize unit"
Thirty years of delibarate choise makes me a candidate for disability.
I hike, rock climb, run. And much more.

Thank You for bringing this up front.

Why has it become conspicuous to be conscious?
I do agree that a substantial amount of people (women)are obsessed with "nutrition" with out haveing any other background than magazines or Dr. Oz.
Who ever that is. As far as I know, it is a caracter in a movie who pretended to be some one else than he was.
Is this a "North American" fad ? What does the rest of the world have to say?
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