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7/12/10 9:30 P

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I do the same thing with chips and other snacks, I can't have them around. My wife bought me a 44 ounce can of cashews and it was gone in a week, the second one I bagged up and gave them to her to give me an ounce a night.

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7/12/10 4:10 P

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haahahah!

I do feel a little bad laughing as I am sure there are people out there that are crippled by this but it's really more of an OCD issue than eating disorder.



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7/12/10 3:50 P

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Oh dear; I spend at LEAST 3 hours a day thinking about peanut butter. I'm a mess!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/12/10 3:44 P

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It's definitely about people that are obsessed. Here are questions I found on Wikipedia - if you answer yes to 2 or more you would be considered as having it:

Bratman proposes an initial self-test composed of two direct questions:
"Do you care more about the virtue of what you eat than the pleasure you receive from eating it?

Me I love to eat so a big no

Does your diet socially isolate you?"

That's interesting because as a vegan lots of times I am eating something different, however, I'm not socially isolated so I assume this for people that won't leave their homes or chose not to eat with friends?

So according to this Bratman guy we are mostly pretty OK BUT "Other questions concerning those who may be suffering from orthorexia provided by Davis on the WebMD (2000) website are:"

Do they spend more than 3 hours a day thinking about healthy foods?

I can spend hours thinking about my guac - that's healthy

When they eat the way they're supposed to, do they feel in total control?

It feels good to eat right, maybe also in control

Are they planning tomorrow's menu today?

Sure - that's one of the best ways to lose weight and manage a family, plan out your meals in advance

Has the quality of their life decreased as the quality of their diet increased?

This is where the obsession comes in - losing social connections

Have they become stricter with themselves?

Well yes and no, if you are restricting certain foods (like processed)because you don't want them in your body that can be positive. But I can see where it can become over the top

Does their self-esteem get a boost from eating healthy?

This is one is a silly one. You eat healthy you become healthier you feel good about yourself. There's nothing wrong with that.

Do they look down on others who don't eat this way?

Well come on, just the people that eat Lean Cuisine...

Do they skip foods they once enjoyed in order to eat the "right" foods?

Yes a lot of us gave up the crap we loved to eat the right food. Like skipping the daily ice cream probably helps people

Does their diet make it difficult for them to eat anywhere but at home, distancing them from family and friends?

This one can be valid if the person is obsessed

Do they feel guilt or self-loathing when you stray from their diet?

LOL yes when I eat an entire bag of tortilla chips, organic or not, I feel guilty


"If yes was answered to two or more questions, the person may have a mild case of orthorexia"



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7/12/10 3:29 P

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don't give them any Ideas

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7/12/10 3:08 P

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Too funny!!! The next disorder will be for people who want to breathe clean air. emoticon

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7/12/10 11:37 A

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Yep I have looked into this term. I have seen this term tossed around the boards a bit. Funny, it already has a name, though. It is called OCD!!! Someone with an OCD disorder can take ANYTHING to an extreme (even healthy eating). I had OCD parents who had an affliction called alcoholism!!! What I can't believe is that they have a clinical name for it. Probably just so the FDA can market a medication to help someone "overcome their illness for healthy living". Give me a break!

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7/12/10 11:03 A

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7/12/10 10:35 A

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HA! We're not the SICK ones!
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7/12/10 8:21 A

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I agree!

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7/12/10 1:04 A

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We did have another thread going that was stimulated by Mike Adams report on the so-called healthy eating disorder. Some Sparkers wisely responded by reminding us that you can be obsessive about anything, even healthy eating to a point that is destructive. Being "nervous about healthy eating" can be a disorder. So can washing your hands or flossing or any other healthy thing that becomes what we would call obsessive and/or destructive.

Once again our beloved Mike Adams has chosen sensationalism over education. Darn! I hate when he does that!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/11/10 11:45 P

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I have seen this and the only word for it is stupid

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7/11/10 10:41 P

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What do you make of this?

www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexi
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mental_disorder.html


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