I cannot go longer without commenting this “new disease” which, even if not yet included in “the big book of mental illnesses” along with ANOREXIA NERVOSA, will surely be soon listed in it…
ORTHOREXIA NERVOSA is defined, as “an obsession with avoiding foods perceived as unhealthy”.
So anyone not eating today’s “government’s recommendations on food” is at risk of getting the diagnosis including, for example, folks refusing to eat non-organic products, or raw foodists, even vegans and their multiple variations, including the LC crowd.
Imagine how the ZC’s are considered here???
This happening while obesity is still not recognized as a disease because of the burden it would have on the cost of healthcare!!!
Of course, someone following ‘the official recommendations” and avoids eating fat, especially saturated, limits meat, eggs, cheeses and cream, insist on his 5 portions of fruits and vegetables and 6-11 portions of cereal products per day, and obsess to get his daily 25 g fibers flushed down with 3 liters of water, has low chances getting the diagnosis…
Imagine, again, how the ZC’s are considered here???
I just wanted to comment this ORTHOREXIA NERVOSA as I think ZC’s needs to be aware of it’s existence as we may, especially in an unexpected moment, get confronted OURSELVES with the diagnosis. Sad.
LET US NOT FORGET THAT LESS THEN NOT EVEN 4 YEARS AGO, THE FIRST ZC WEBSITE WAS CONSIDERED A SO BIG THREATH TO HUMAN NUTRITION THAT IT WAS FORCELY SHUTDOWN.
This gives us another enemy in the battle of a war we cannot afford to loose!!!!!!!