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OMG! Choosing healthy food is now a mental disorder!

Postby Scepcop » 02 Nov 2010, 02:32

You won't believe this! Now, if you are seeking healthy food, you are considered mentally ill!

http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_ortho ... order.html

Excerpt:

In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: Healthy eating disorder.

This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably need some sort of chemical treatment involving powerful psychotropic drugs. The Guardian newspaper reports, "Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder" and goes on to claim this "disease" is called orthorexia nervosa -- which is basically just Latin for "nervous about correct eating."


Articles about this new manufactured "disorder" in the mainstream media:

http://www.time.com/time/health/article ... 97,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/ ... g-disorder

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/orthor ... d=10173614

WTF?! This is the fricking TWILIGHT ZONE!

I guess the last Star Wars movie was right in its prediction that this world is becoming an Evil Imperial Empire!

Skeptics, surely you're not gonna defend this one too?! If so, you are frickin insane!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: OMG! Choosing healthy food is now a mental disorder!

Postby Arouet » 02 Nov 2010, 03:53

Scepcop, you tend to miss the subtleties in favour of hyperbole. Here is wiki on it:

Orthorexia nervosa (a.k.a. Orthorexia) is a term used by professionals within the medical community to describe people who have developed a fixation with healthy or righteous eating[1] and is commonly referred to as a mental disorder.[2] It is not yet a medically recognised term.[a]

Steven Bratman claims that in rare cases, this focus may turn into a fixation so extreme that it can lead to severe malnutrition or even death.[3] Even in less severe cases, the attempt to follow a diet that cannot provide adequate nourishment leads to low self-esteem as the orthorexic blames themselves rather than their diet for their constant hunger and the resulting cravings for forbidden foods. [4] The term orthorexia derives from the Greek δεξιά (ortho, “right" or "correct”), and ορεξις (orexis, "appetite"), literarily meaning a correct diet. It was introduced in 1997 by Californian Doctor of Medicine Steven Bratman, to be used as a parallel with other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa.


We're not just talking about being healthy eating. Quite the contrary - though people suffering from this might think they are being healthy. And as the article you linked to pointed out (thanks for doing that by the way, nice to deal with articles over youtube clips!) notes, there is debate in the psychiatric community on how far one should go in classifying this as a separate disorder.
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Re: OMG! Choosing healthy food is now a mental disorder!

Postby derrida » 02 Nov 2010, 07:47

Winston.. you really spent to much time reading those cheap paranormal tabloids right?
im just asking because of the way you write the headlines
without actually reading what was said.
it isnt like that at all.

there is such a thing as selective eating disorder
you know people that eat only jell-o or hotdogs
so it is not such a stretch to think there might be people that only eat vegetable soup or whatever

by the way
i also apretiate the links
way better than youtube videos
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Re: OMG! Choosing healthy food is now a mental disorder!

Postby Scepcop » 02 Nov 2010, 21:04

Here are excerpts from Natural News about the agenda behind the establishment's war against health food:

http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_ortho ... order.html

It's just like I reported years ago: You're not supposed to question your food, folks. Sit down, shut up, dig in and chow down. Stop thinking about what you're eating and just do what you're told by the mainstream media and its processed food advertisers. Questioning the health properties of your junk food is a mental disorder, didn't you know? And if you "obsess" over foods (by doing such things as reading the ingredients labels, for example), then you're weird. Maybe even sick.

That's the message they're broadcasting now. Junk food eaters are "normal" and "sane" and "nourished." But health food eaters are diseased, abnormal and malnourished.

But why, you ask, would they attack healthy eaters? People like Dr. Gabriel Cousens can tell you why: Because increased mental and spiritual awareness is only possible while on a diet of living, natural foods.

Eating junk foods keeps you dumbed down and easy to control, you see. It literally messes with your mind, numbing your senses with MSG, aspartame and yeast extract. People who subsist on junk foods are docile and quickly lose the ability to think for themselves. They go along with whatever they're told by the TV or those in apparent positions of authority, never questioning their actions or what's really happening in the world around them.

In contrast to that, people who eat health-enhancing natural foods -- with all the medicinal nutrients still intact -- begin to awaken their minds and spirits. Over time, they begin to question the reality around them and they pursue more enlightened explorations of topics like community, nature, ethics, philosophy and the big picture of things that are happening in the world. They become "aware" and can start to see the very fabric of the Matrix, so to speak.

This, of course, is a huge danger to those who run our consumption-based society because consumption depends on ignorance combined with suggestibility. For people to keep blindly buying foods, medicines, health insurance and consumer goods, they need to have their higher brain functions switched off. Processed junk foods laced with toxic chemicals just happens to achieve that rather nicely. Why do you think dead, processed foods remain the default meals in public schools, hospitals and prisons? It's because dead foods turn off higher levels of awareness and keep people focused on whatever distractions you can feed their brains: Television, violence, fear, sports, sex and so on.

But living as a zombie is, in one way quite "normal" in society today because so many people are doing it. But that doesn't make it normal in my book: The real "normal" is an empowered, healthy, awakened person nourished with living foods and operating as a sovereign citizen in a free world. Eating living foods is like taking the red pill because over time it opens up a whole new perspective on the fabric of reality. It sets you free to think for yourself.

But eating processed junk foods is like taking the blue pill because it keeps you trapped in a fabricated reality where your life experiences are fabricated by consumer product companies who hijack your senses with designer chemicals (like MSG) that fool your brain into thinking you're eating real food.

If you want to be alive, aware and in control of your own life, eat more healthy living foods. But don't expect to be popular with mainstream mental health "experts" or dieticians -- they're all being programmed to consider you to be "crazy" because you don't follow their mainstream diets of dead foods laced with synthetic chemicals.

But you and I know the truth here: We are the normal ones. The junk food eaters are the real mental patients, and the only way to wake them up to the real world is to start feeding them living foods.

Some people are ready to take the red pill, and others aren't. All you can do is show them the door. They must open it themselves.

In the mean time, try to avoid the mental health agents who are trying to label you as having a mental disorder just because you pay attention to what you put in your body. There's nothing wrong with avoiding sugar, soy, MSG, aspartame, HFCS and other toxic chemicals in the food supply. In fact, your very life depends on it.


Also, check out this disturbing report about it on ABC's 20/20. In it, they use a strange looking prickly thin gay guy to misportray health food enthusiasts.

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5739648
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5739687

Does anyone else find John Stossel really annoying, arrogant, narrow and preachy? He reminds me of Dr. Phil.
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Re: OMG! Choosing healthy food is now a mental disorder!

Postby Arouet » 03 Nov 2010, 00:27

First, I'm glad you're still posting articles! Much easier to read through quickly than sit through a 10 minute video! But dude, you're mixing up your establishment hacks now. Sure, big corporations who produce junk food want to cram it down our throats. TV networks who want advertising dollars also are happy to be the conduit of their message. But then on the other side your have governments, scientists, and the entire medical establishment strongly pushing eating healthy.

What you have to remember, is that the people being discussed in these articles and those news reports are a very small minority of the population. There is no-one saying not to eat healthy. Again, the point is, while these people THINK they are eating heatlhy, they really aren't. Whether they are not getting enough nutrients or are plain just not eating enough calories, they are at serious risk of harm. I don't know why you would be against such people getting help!
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