I'm proud to have a new eating disorder called "Orthorexia".
Orthorexics apparently eliminate processed foods, anything with artificial colorings or flavorings as well as foods that have come into contact with pesticides. Beyond that, orthorexics may also shun caffeine, alcohol, sugar, salt, wheat and dairy foods. Some limit themselves to raw foods.
No, this is not a joke... Identified in 1997 by Colorado physician Steven Bratman, MD, orthorexia is Latin for “correct eating.” Sufferers increasingly restrict their diets to foods they consider pure, natural and healthful. Some researchers say that orthorexia may combine a touch of obsessive compulsive disorder with anxiety and warn that severely limited “healthy” diets may be a stepping stone to anorexia nervosa, the most severe eating disorder.
YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME... I would love to see a photo of Mr. Bratman and take a look at his blood work.
On the top of being the "correct eater", as a vegan I get the plaid out protein related question every day. In the past trying to drop names like beans, grains, nuts and seeds seemed too confusing and did not convince the suspicious carnivores. Sadly many people still believe that protein is only available from meat and animal sources and we will all fall over dead without animal protein. Unless you're pregnant or an Olympic bodybuilder, you will likely get more than enough protein without even trying.
Discovering VEGA whole food health optimizer by Sequel Naturals, gave me the solution to shut them down with a one word answer...
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