Be Careful If You Eat Healthy, Natural Food–Big Science Has A Name For You. ‘Orthorexia Nervosa’ Used To Describe People Who Eat Healthy
As if it weren’t obvious enough already that big food manufacturers are trying to kill us.
By some estimates, upwards of 90 percent of the shelf space in an average American grocery store is occupied with processed food. Unholy blends of high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, and sodium in combinations that are literally designed to be addictive–once you pop, you just can’t stop indeed, by design–for our food to be an elaborate murder/suicide makes as much sense as any other explanation for the way most of us eat.
So those of us who pursue healthful, natural options to feed ourselves and our families have a hard enough row to how without something this ridiculous coming down the pike: a group of scientists have come up with a new eating disorder which they have dubbed “orthorexia nervosa,” a condition typified by an obsession with…eating healthy food.
A group of scientists at the University of Northern Colorado recently concluded a study about people who have an “obsession” with healthy eating, and their conclusions have led them to label such a condition a mental disorder. The researchers say the condition is exacerbated by a fear of being unhealthy, and trying to avoid pesticide-tainted, GMO-containing, high-gluten, processed foods is a part of it.
The psychologists conducting the study found that healthy eating can become dangerous if a person becomes fixated on the types of ingredients in their food, how the food is prepared, and what materials are used to prepare it. People “afflicted” by orthorexia nervosa may take extra time and care in preparing their food. They might even take time to carefully consider what they put into their bodies.
Well…my god. What the hell, man? You THINK about what you eat? You refrain from just grabbing whatever shiny, reflective bag of grease and salt from the massive rows that of them that happen to be staring you in the face from your grocery store shelves and proceed to stuff your slobbering, fat gob with whatever is inside?
What’s WRONG with you?
This is the most ridiculous of many thousands of ridiculous studies that are out there. but let’s allow one of the study’s authors to tell us his theories in his own words:
“Such draconian diets can lack essential nutrients, and they make the vitamins and minerals a person does get from meals of say, leafy greens, impossible for the body to absorb,” said Thomas Dunn, study co-author. “This can lead to fragile bones, hormonal shifts, and cardiac problems along with psychological distress and entrenched, delusional thinking.”
Um, sir, I believe we have indeed encountered entrenched, delusional thinking. You might begin your search in the mirror.