Friday, February 11, 2011

Choosing healthy foods now called a mental disorder

Mike Adams at Natural News has this awesome rant:
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."

But they can't just called it "nervous healthy eating disorder" because that doesn't sound like they know what they're talking about. So they translate it into Latin where it sounds smart (even though it isn't). That's where most disease names come from: Doctors just describe the symptoms they see with a name like osteoporosis (which means "bones with holes in them").

Getting back to this fabricated "orthorexia" disease, the Guardian goes on to report, "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."

Wait a second. So attempting to avoid chemicals, dairy, soy and sugar now makes you a mental health patient? Yep. According to these experts. If you actually take special care to avoid pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified ingredients like soy and sugar, there's something wrong with you. ...

I told you this was coming. Years ago, I warned NaturalNews readers that an attempt might soon be under way to outlaw broccoli because of its anti-cancer phytonutrients. This mental health assault on health-conscious consumers is part of that agenda. It's an effort to marginalize healthy eaters by declaring them to be mentally unstable and therefore justify carting them off to mental institutions where they will be injected with psychiatric drugs and fed institutional food that's all processed, dead and full of toxic chemicals.

The Guardian even goes to the ridiculous extreme of saying, "The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished."

Follow the non-logic on this, if you can: Eating "good" foods will cause malnutrition! Eating bad foods, I suppose, is assumed to provide all the nutrients you need. That's about as crazy a statement on nutrition as I've ever read. No wonder people are so diseased today: The mainstream media is telling them that eating health food is a mental disorder that will cause malnutrition! ..

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Janette Monea Ayub said...

Haha...Wow... They just ran out of disorders didn't they?

Cheng said...

It seems to me, fanatically eating only one type of food to the exclusion of all others is an eating disorder that is likely to lead to malnutrition.
Yes Janette, they did just invent another disorder, but there's plenty of room in the broad spectrum of human psychosis for more.

Xeno said...

Isn't "healthy" is too broad a term to be considered "one type" of food? By this general rule, we all eat "one type" of food, ("ingestible"), and thus, we are all nuts. What is this obsession with eating only ingestible foods?

Cheng said...

But of course Mike Adams rant is a damage limitation exercise to protect the industry that, presumably, provides his income.
The original report never attacked "healthy" food per se. Only misguided people's ill-conceived ideas of what constituted a healthy diet. And there are some nuts that will choose a diet that they like and kid themselves it's healthy because the label says so.

Man does not live by low fat, poly unsaturated, wholemeal, and gluten free bread alone.