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A Dangerous Precedent: Labeling Health Conscious Consumers With Eating Disorders

As more health conscious consumers in the masses move to cleaner, organic and fresh food sources, conventional medicine and the mainstream media are increasing their efforts to discredit the movement by insisting that such consumers are merely suffering from eating disorders.

An eating disorder is typically defined as one who eats or avoids eating in a manner which negatively affects physical and mental health. You know our society is lacking any semblance of common sense when those who educate themselves on healthy eating are being inappropriately and systematically diagnosed with this disease.

The condition, orthorexia nervosa they claim, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.

The condition was named by a Californian doctor, Steven Bratman, in 1997, and is described as a "fixation on righteous eating". Until a few years ago, there were so few sufferers that doctors usually included them under the catch-all label of "Ednos" – eating disorders not otherwise recognised. Now, experts say, orthorexics take up such a significant proportion of the Ednos group that they should be treated separately.

In other words, people are becoming so well informed about toxins and genetically modified foods, that they must all be treated and labeled as "crazies" to maintain the status quo. Conventional medicine must insist on these ridiculous initiatives because it threatens the very nature of agri-business and big pharma, which both rely on a high level of ignorance for healthy foods and lifestyles. How dare consumers avoid sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods. How dare consumers avoid foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives and flavors.

"I am definitely seeing significantly more orthorexics than just a few years ago," said Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association's mental health group. They are solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of which foods are truly 'pure'."

These establishments are so fixated on bashing healthy consumers, that they must emphatically broadcast how important it is to "not" ingest pure foods. Stick to toxins. They claim this "obsession" about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics will end up malnourished. In addition, they claim it commonly causes sufferers to have a great deal of stress in their personal relationships and they become socially isolated.

Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, said: ”modern society has lost its way with food....It's everywhere, from the people who think it's normal if their friends stop eating entire food groups, to the trainers in the gym who [promote] certain foods to enhance performance, to the proliferation of nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths [who believe in curing problems through entirely natural methods such as sunlight and massage].

How dare consumers use supplements, herbs, sunlight (vitamin D), or even attempt to use super foods to enhance performance or increase energy.

The conventional medical and mainstream establishments that authoritatively prescribe our health policies are only interested in one promote a false rationality and distorted reality that only subscribes to assist in selling more toxins and drugs to the consumer. But people are catching on in the masses....stay tuned.


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