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Eating Healthy Now a “Mental Disorder”


In what is very clearly a last ditch attempt to maintain profits and financial control, psychiatry has invented yet another new “disorder.” This psychological problem targets healthy eating and a disgust for chemically processed and highly toxic food.

In this blatant ploy to stop the growing trend toward healthy foods and away from fast food, Psychiatry has launched a campaign trying to paint healthy as wrong. But what could be bad about eating healthy, nutritious, wholesome foods full of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs?

“Orthorexia nervosa,” is the new term defined as, “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” This means that if you prefer fresh veggies to chemically processed food full of cancer-producing toxins and GMO ingredients then you’re sick. If you choose healthy meals or organic food over McDonald’s, you need help. If you are concerned with good nutrition and taking care of your body, you should be medicated.

But we all know that’s not true. The money ploy could not be clearer than if psychiatrists were flashing a neon sign. What is their solution for every “disorder?” Medication. That same medication that is in direct opposition with aiding your body in a drug-free and natural way. And the field of psychiatry has strong ties with the pharmaceutical industry that makes the drugs to “treat” the disorders.

In an attempt to make healthy people look bad, Thomas Dunn, associate professor of Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado said the disorder is, “linked to people who are trying to be as healthy as they can be.”

If you believe that line, you will be prescribed pharmaceutical drugs known to be highly toxic with a list of side effects a mile long, those same toxins you’re trying to avoid by eating healthy.

Psychiatry publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which is somewhat regarded as their bible of disorders. Orthorexia must be too new to have made it into there yet, but when it is, we’ll be able to see all the ways that our healthy and life-saving lifestyle is “bad”.

So while the money-hungry corporations are trying one more way to control the population, don’t be fooled by this seemingly authentic disorder. The mental illness is as fake as a McDonald’s chicken nugget.

Feel free to contact Dr. Shapero and ask him if eating fresh fruits and vegetables, along with exercise would be right for YOU.

SOURCE: Richards, Sarah Elizabeth. “Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession – CNN.com.” CNN. Cable News Network, 12 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.  Jaxen, Jefferey. “Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder.” Wake Up From Your Slumber. N.p., 18 Feb. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

To Your Health, Dr. Shapero



Dirty Dozen – Chemicals in Our Foods

Organic foods have been said to be very good for us. Even though many tests and long research have brought froth mixed answers and results, many people rather take the organic route and avoid many of the chemicals one can encounter from big chain growers.
When eating organic foods, we choose to not only help the local farmer, but also skip chemicals. Big chain growers tend to use chemicals such as pesticides. This also helps in helping farm workers and neighbors avoid the harsh chemicals. This also means that there is less fossil fuel converted into fertilizers and also helps the soil become healthier and be able to sustain life and fruits for more plenty of generations to come.
Even though multiple studies by different organizations have brought mixed results, people still enjoy eating organic. Many people will go this route and take this precaution around children so they don’t consume these pesticides on their foods. This is extremely important for pregnant mothers as it was found that the child is going to absorb most of the chemicals consumed by the mother. But unfortunately not everyone has the ability to pay extra for the organic products as they usually come with a bit of a higher price.
Due to the nature of organic foods and the longer process that it takes to organically grow the products, the price will usually have a significant difference in price. But thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s annual list of the dirty dozen foods we can find what produce is better than others.
The group analyzes Department of Agriculture data about pesticide and residue data in order to rank which vegetables and fruits have less amount of chemicals on them. The group has calculated that one can reduce exposure by 80% by switching to organic when buying the following 12 foods.
Apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, strawberries, spinach, and sweet bell peppers, amongst others, have been found to have the most pesticide with more than 45 to 60+ different chemicals are being used.
Source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/healthy/dirty-dozen-foods#slide-1
Yours for Better Health, Dr. Shapero

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