We first told you about this back in February of this year, when major news outlets began pushing the term 'orthorexia nervos' non-stop in declaring healthy eating a mental disorder.
The story, written by Jeffrey Jaxen for Natural Society, received over 57,000 shares on Facebook and several million viewers who could not believe the reality of the piece. Unfortunately for sane eaters who do place a priority on eating right, the story was entirely correct.
And now, we are seeing the emergence of orthorexia nervos in the news once more. This time, we are being told it's the newest 'eating disorder' that we could all be 'suffering from'. Because if you don't want to eat things like Monsanto's cancer-linked chemicals, artificial additives, and high-fructose corn syrup, you must be crazy.
The Daily Mail reports breaks down the latest declaration from 'psychiatric officials' who are heavily pushing the orthorexia nervos eating disorder:
"Some clinicians argue orthorexia nervosa should be recognised as a separate eating disorder and have proposed clinical DSM diagnostic criteria. They note distinct pathological behaviours with orthorexia nervosa, including a motivation for feelings of perfection or purity rather than weight loss, as they see with anorexia and bulimia.
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