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Is Orthorexia Nervosa an Eating Disorder?

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Bodybuilding and Fitness Newsletter 9/12/2018

Do I Have Orthorexia Nervosa?

Orthorexia Nervosa - Eating healthy is NOT a mental disorder

Do you know what Orthorexia Nervosa (aka orthorexia) is? Wikipedia gives the follwing description:

In 2009, Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association and senior lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, described people with orthorexia nervosa to The Guardian as being "solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of which foods are truly 'pure'." This differs from other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, whereby people focus on the quantity of food eaten.

So if you are someone that looks after the quality of the food you are eating, you could get labeled as having orthorexia nervosa. Sadly for a long time now, psychiatry and big pharma have been literally inventing disorders to increase profit.

Know, however, that orthorexia nervosa is not really an eating disorder, and especially not a mental disorder. It is really in effect healthy eating, or eating nutritiously because to do so you have to pay attention to what you are eating. And that's good, not bad. In fact eating healthy and paying attention to what you eat is one of the major manners in which to improve both the health and appearance of the body.

If you are what you eat, then it is smart to pay attention to the food that you put in your body, and the potential effect it will have on the body.

The people calling this a disorder are the same people who are eating garbage food and walking around with an unhealthy physique so it goes that you don't need to pay attention to their opinion.

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