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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Healthy eating now considered a mental disorder



mom_eatrightblog.jpgAccording to this report in The Guardian newspaper and echoed on several online sites recently, eating healthy is now considered a mental disorder among some psychologists.

Orthrexia nervosa, which is Latin for “nervous about correct eating,” is a term coined by a California doctor and used to describe individuals who "can be overweight or look normal. They are 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'."

It is not yet clear if it was limited to the three “experts” quoted in the article, or if the entire planet had lost its collective mind.

In a related story, the hit NBC show, The Biggest Loser will now move to the A&E network directly following Intervention, and Chiquita Banana has been committed to an insane asylum.

(I made that last part up, please don’t call your cable TV providers.)

~ Tracey Henry, the Suburban Diva

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[Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:49pm]


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