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Doctors Diagnose “Eating Healthy” A Psychological Disease


So… Here we are, a day after our American Thanksgiving Feast.  Bellies full of the best our families offered… a cornicopia of healthy goodness and some not-so-healthy goodness.

Would it be wrong of me to bring a couple of side dishes filled with dense nutrition to the table and politely decline digging into the cream of mushroom, margarine laden, fried onion topped greenbean casserole?

Some medical specialists would claim so!

A new propaganda has hit the health scene.  Medical and psycholoical doctors can now tell me that a healthy love of my body and intention to avoid ingesting or using any chemical food or product is a sign of a mental disorder they invented and called “orthorexia nervosa”.

Check out the internet definition here…

And the Astroturfing Lobby propoganda here…

No worries… I’ll continue to love my body and eat healthy.  But for those who are just starting the path to health and leaving the corporate-consumer-chemical laden world… it might be scarry to think a doctor can lable you with yet another mental disorder and potentially prescribe yet another mood enhancing pill to make you more comfortablly numb and willing to join the “processed food-insurance-doctor-precription-disease-more insurance-hospital-surgery-more doctors-more prescriptions-more disease” cycle.

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Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

Could we all really be mentally ill?

In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are moving toward saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.

“Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.

In short, if you turn your back on low quality, corporate food containing known cancer causing toxic additives and a rich history of dishonesty rooted in a continuous “profits over people” modus operandi, then you may suffer from a mental illness. The cherry on top is that if you have the pseudo-science labeled disorder of orthorexia nervosa, you will be prescribed known toxic, pharmaceutical drugs from some of the same conglomerate corporations that you are trying to avoid by eating healthy in the first place.

Orthorexia has not yet found its way into the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), yet is commonly being lumped in with other eating disorders. Stepping back and looking at the ones pushing this label on us shows highly questionable motives.

Psychiatry as a whole is deeply in bed with a pharmaceutical industry that makes the drugs to “treat” every one of these “disorders.” It is often these companies that are wielding influence behind the scenes to invent more mental health categories with their toxic products as the answer. This latest media push to popularize orthorexia as a mental disorder with a goal to marginalize or derail the food revolution appears to have been dead on arrival.

The psychiatric community has even deemed creativity to be a mental illness.

As the people continue to walk away from the broken medical and agricultural/food systems like any abusive relationship, the food makers are willing to do anything to maintain their waning control. Organic and non-GMO food markets have exploded in the last 5 years, so much so that any corporation wishing to not follow the trend risks financial hardship or ruin. In addition, pharmaceutical companies are feeling the strain as less people want their toxic medications and crippling side effects.

Perhaps some individuals do take it too far to the point of self-harm, but the problem we face with a toxic food system is a much larger threat. In closing, let’s be aware of some of the overall BS fed to us by the pharmaceutical bankrolled industry of psychiatry. When healthy eating and creativity are mental issues, something is amiss.

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One comment on “Doctors Diagnose “Eating Healthy” A Psychological Disease

  1. jncthedc
    November 28, 2015

    The best way to avoid defending one’s own position (pharmaceutical companies) is by discrediting other people. I would love to compare the number of people diagnosed with orthorexia nervosa vs. obesity. Interestingly, the pharmaceutical companies get to profit from both diagnoses.


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C Katt Krespach, NTP is a nutritional therapist and long time activist with a passion for healing arts and social entrepreneurship, …working in both areas for over a quarter of a century. Her site has a worldwide following. is her newest project and coaches brick-and-morter business owners into global social entrepreneurship. She is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur. You can get Katt’s free edible flowers e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame neuropathy, significant weight gain, and more with easy, natural and healing mindsets. Follow Katt on Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, and Instagram.

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