(NaturalHealth365) Is it really possible that wanting to eat healthy constitutes a mental disorder? Some psychiatrists think so, and want to officially classify it as such. They even have a special name for this new mental condition already called, ‘orthorexia nervosa.’ And, of course, they already want to medicate people for this condition.
Orthorexia nervosa is officially described as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” News outlets, all over the country, are jumping on the bandwagon to report this phenomenon. Now, newscasters are telling us it is not normal for anyone to want to grow their own food, eat (only) clean and natural foods or, for that matter, to be ‘overly’ concerned with the nutritional content of what they eat.
What is the hidden agenda of psychiatry?
As I’m sure you can understand, the field of conventional psychiatry is deeply connected to the pharmaceutical industry. When new psychiatric disorders are “discovered,” the drug companies can make medicines to treat them, and psychiatrists get new business.
Everyone makes money, except for the person diagnosed with a mental illness that isn’t even an illness at all. After all, this is the same industry that recently decided to classify creativity as a mental illness, too.
Psychiatrists can hardly wait to get the ‘official’ classification of a new illness
This “healthy eating obsession” hasn’t officially been added to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (aka, the DSM), but there is a strong push by psychiatrists to get it in there. Right now, it is grouped together with other generalized eating disorders.
However, the desire among psychiatrists to get it a classification of its own, like anorexia or bulimia, and added to the DSM means it’s only a matter of time before it happens. When it does, you can bet drugs will start being prescribed for it.
Want a good laugh? Just read this quote (below) from Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, LD/N about orthorexia: (the wording inside the parenthesis is my humorous take on her ‘opinion’)
”Orthorexia appears to be motivated by health, (oh no, a ‘health nut’) but there are underlying motivations, which can include safety from poor health, (that does sound crazy – wanting to avoid poor health) compulsion for complete control, escape from fears, (why would anyone want to avoid fears?) wanting to be thin, (that’s weird – wanting to be obese is much better) improving self-esteem, (that’s nutty – why would anyone want to have more confidence?) searching for spirituality through food, (spirituality? I don’t get it) and using food to create an identity. (why would anyone want their own identity)
Obviously, I’m just being silly – to illustrate a point. Where do these ‘new’ psychological illnesses end? In fact, while we’re at it, why don’t we come up with an illness associated to conventionally-trained doctors NOT being open to natural (non-toxic) cures for real chronic health conditions? Maybe big pharma can invent a drug for close-minded physicians.
Is the push to label GMOs part of the ‘healthy eating’ backlash?
People are a lot more aware today of where their food comes from and how it is produced. This is why there have been so many state and even national efforts to get genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) labeled. But, then again, I supposed conventional psychiatry views wanting to know what’s in our food supply as a mental illness.
Naturally, major food manufacturers – which use tons of GMOs – don’t like this push for ‘food awareness’, corporate transparency and, heaven forbid, the labeling of GMOs.
What better way to get people to stop pestering them about labeling than by claiming they are mentally ill for wanting to know how their food was made?
It appears that there are a lot of people in powerful places who do not want the general public to question where their food comes from or how it was made. It is in the best interests of many industries to keep this information secret and make people think that wanting anything but processed junk food is not normal.
Bottom line, chemical companies, big pharma and psychiatry would like all of us to just obey and NOT think for ourselves. Unless we take a stand, they will eventually find an excuse to medicate us for everything that is part of normal human behavior, creating a generation of drugged zombies.