From The Daily Mail UK
“An obsession with eating healthily could in fact be bad for your health, scientists warn.
Those who deny themselves entire food groups or worry too much about the ‘purity’ of their meals are risking their mental and physical wellbeing.
Experts have reported a rise in such extreme behaviour, known as orthorexia nervosa.
Sufferers of orthorexia nervosa tend to be over 30, middle-class and well-educated.
While anorexia patients restrict the quantity of the food they eat, sufferers of orthorexia, named after the Greek for ‘right or true’, fixate on quality.
The ‘rules’ vary from person to person, but the drive to eat only the healthiest foods can lead to sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods being eliminated from the diet.
Foods tainted by pesticides or that contain artificial additives such as MSG are often also ditched.”
If this wasn’t so scary it would be hilarious! Can you believe this drivel? What happens now, Big Pharma creates a drug that “cures” our orthorexia nervosa and sends us running to fill up on sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol and all those yummy pesticides and MSG?
I think the author of this article needs to refer to my previous post “Why Are Smart People So Ignorant When it Comes To Health”. Anyone with even a small modicum of common sense can surely see how absolutely ridiculous this whole article is.
Ok, yes, I do agree that some people can take it too far and can become obsessed with every morsel that goes into their mouths, causing themselves enormous amounts of stress, but that isn’t really highlighted in this article. The people they are targeting here are just normal health conscious people who realise that sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn, dairy, pesticides, artificial additives and MSG do not belong in a healthy body.
You know what? I”ll keep my Orthorexia nervosa thanks very much, and the writer of this article and anyone else who subscribes to this rot, can have Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Arthritis, Obesity and Senility and all the other chronic diseases that come from eating plenty of everything listed above.