According to this article from british paper The Guardian, a Californian doctor has “discovered” a new disease. That disease? Healthy eating. They’ve cleverly named it “orthorexia nervosa.” It’s defined as having a “fixation on righteous eating.”
“There is a fine line between people who think they are taking care of themselves by manipulating their diet and those who have orthorexia.”
Mike Adams, aka The Health Ranger, has a lovely rant on the website Natural News about the ludicrous nature of such a claim.
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.
But did you notice that eating junk food is assumed to be “normal?” If you eat processed junk foods laced with synthetic chemicals, that’s okay with them. The mental patients are the ones who choose organic, natural foods, apparently.
Ah well… If this is crazy, I don’t wanna be sane.