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Wannabe experts claim healthy eating is a mental disorder

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:05 PM
Here we go again, the pharmaceutical and food industry is trying to brainwash people into believing organic food and real food people have mental issues. I have pointed out to people numerous times about how manufacture food is bad for them, including toxic chemicals, but they just shrug me off. Its as if the television and propaganda has infultrated their minds.

(NaturalNews) Do you avoid foods that contain artificial colors and sweeteners, and stick to whole, unprocessed foods instead? If so, you just might have orthorexia, an imaginary "disease" created in 1997 by Dr. Steven Bratman that appears to be gaining more attention in recent days. According to a recent report in Yahoo! News, restricting one's diet to healthy, pure foods is a compulsive disorder that requires cognitive behavior therapy in order to cure.

Written about in so-called respected health journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association and Psychology Today, "orthorexia nervosa," which means "nervous about correct eating" in Latin, allegedly causes malnourishment, anxiety, and social disorders. Its creators claim it stems from a type of obsessive compulsive disorder, and that it can lead to anorexia.

As bizarre as it all sounds, there are actually individuals out there that have fallen for the crazy tale that eating healthy is a disease, and some actually take these claims seriously. In other words, eating processed foods filled with artificial chemicals, pesticides, and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is considered normal behavior, while eating raw, organic broccoli could potentially land you in a psychiatric hospital filled with pharmaceutical drugs designed specifically to treat your "illness."

NaturalNews covered the issue of orthorexia last summer (, but the fictitious disease is once again making the rounds in the mainstream media. According to reports, orthorexics "may start by eliminating processed foods, anything with artificial colorings or flavorings as well as foods that have come into contact with pesticides, and eventually shun other things like caffeine and alcohol."

This ridiculous criteria, of course, includes millions of health-conscious Americans that choose to eat healthy and avoid chemicals. Currently, however, this fake disease has not yet been officially added to the American Psychiatric Association's ridiculous Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). So any supposed "treatments" that are sure to be developed by drug companies will not qualify for insurance reimbursement.

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May 3, 2011

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:10 PM
I ignore anything that comes from "experts" about food.

If I listened to them, I'd be changing my diet every week!

There's always someone else claiming that the foods we been eating for Centuries Suddenly causes Cancer or means you die younger or even Stops you from having kids.

Granted though, this is the most ridiculous one yet.

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:10 PM
I don't know what angers me more, the people who churn out this garbage or those that believe it.

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:18 PM
tried to find any funny reply, because this sound like pure joke .... I'm out of words. Last week was too much for my cognitive capabilities. Tomorrow I'll learn that gravity is force pushing objects out of center of mass? I grew up with Bolshevik propaganda everywhere around me ... year after year I feel that I'm returning to my adolescent age.

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:23 PM
Hmm... they say it's a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Well, I have OCD and my compulsions are completely irrational. There's no way I can keep my family safe by touching a table 24 times.

BUT caring about the things you eat is not irrational at all. How can they say that by consuming natural products and avoiding chemicals you're acting on irrational thoughts?

They are making up an illness that's intended to encourage people to keep stuffing themselves with junk food and making people who are interested in their health look insane.

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by MIDNIGHTSUN last my insanity has an explanation

* Rushes out to grab some E numbered, chemical filled yummy delights from Asda *

* Loads up trolley with battery eggs, chemical pumped chickens ( are these things REALLY chickens ? ) , oh and lets load up on the aspertame n saccharin, yeah bang in a few artificial colourings, jobs a gud un

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