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
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
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,
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 thing...to 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