Eating Healthy Is Now A Disorder!

Being overly concerned with the food you eat has now been labeled an eating disorder. Yes, you heard me right, if you are concerned with what you eat you may have what doctors are calling, orthorexia nervosa. Here is their definition of the disease.

Orthorexia nervosa – defined in 1997 as a “fixation on righteous eating”. Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

Yup, you read it right. If you are concerned with the quality of the food you eat and try to not eat processed junk, you have problems. Trying to stay away from pesticides, GM foods, and artificial additives just seals the deal, you are a confirmed orthorexic.

Add to this the fact that they say orthorexics can become malnourished because they label foods “good” and “bad”, refusing to eat the bad food. People who educate themselves about food quality by studying articles on the internet are also said to be at possible harm. Don’t try to educate yourself just eat what we say, its all good, you can trust us. And if you think there are natural cures for today’s diseases, you are an extreme orthorexic.

Things sure are upside down. When a great athlete accomplishes some great feat we all cheer and study how he/she got to where there are. But when normal people start to live clean more attentive lives we are labeled that we have some disease.

What is so funny is the doctor that writes the article says it can affect people of all walks of life, even some of her friends and colleagues are suffering from the disease. Notice there is not an issue with eating junk food. What this boils down to is this. If you take care of your body by feeding it the right foods as our ancestors did, exercise and keep your mind clear, you will live longer. But this is an issue as you will make the others not taking care of themselves look bad.

Guess I have always been a rebel at heart and now my eating habits prove it. Are you a Rebel?

Sources:

Guardian.co.uk – Heathy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder


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Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider.


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