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4/29/11 4:26 P

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I think it is all a matter of opinion, not just ours but also the DRs than would examine the person to diagnose

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4/29/11 10:57 A

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I agree with you all that anything can be taken to the extreme where it is unhealthy. However, with the way this "disorder" was described in the article, it hardly makes sense to label these healthy people as having some disorder. A lot of people, including me, want to stay organic when possible. That doesn't mean that I need counseling! LOL!

IMO, it's another way for the pharma companies and even the meat+dairy industries to make money. They tell people that our diet is bad to make people eat what they decided they don't want to eat.

Of course, anything can be taken to an extreme. If someone fits that category then yes, he or she needs intervention. Otherwise, I see it as a total waste of time and money to label healthy people as disordered!

It makes me laugh and want to cry at the same time. emoticon If anyone told me that I'm disordered, and I'm not extreme in any way, I'd laugh! Anything can be taken overboard, but this is crazy.

I also don't understand how being a picky eater is an eating disorder. If it is then I know a LOT of people who are disordered eaters. My ex boyfriend lived on fries and pasta (he was vegan as well). Did that make him disordered? I don't know.

This psych manual used to label homosexuality as a disorder and has since rejected that idea. Now they're picking on certain eaters. I'm confused! Yes, there are genuine disorders, but when do genuine disorders begin and healthy eating habits become disorders?

This is an interesting debate! What do you guys think?

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4/27/11 7:37 P

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Evelyn's right; you find extremes within every lifestyle, and any restrictive diet *can* attract people who DO suffer from disordered eating. I have a history of it myself. But blanket statements are never helpful, and blanket dismissals aren't either.

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4/27/11 7:08 P

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I think the disorder is valid but is not every body that eats healthy. The person who is obssesivly clean, washing hands all the time handing door knobs with paper towel afraid of germs beyond common sense that is unhealthy, if you eat obsessively it is unhealthy eVELYN SAID IT SHOULDN'T INTERE FEAR WITH YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

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4/27/11 5:32 P

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I think this is being taken out of context.

The example of the "healthy" eater only ate broccoli and cauliflower and weighed 68 pounds, that's hardly normal. All the health enthusiast I know: vegetarian, vegans, raw vegans, organic movement are composed of regular people that want to eat and live right. None of them have OCD or have a lurking eating disorder. Unfortunately, you do get people with EDs that gravitate to restrictive diets for the obvious reasons, it's easy to hide and say you can't eat something.

If your healthy lifestyle gets in the way of having a normal life, ie, socializing with friends and family, working, leaving the house then yes, perhaps there is more going on there than meets the eye.

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4/27/11 1:28 P

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I read a similar article a while back. It is definitely rant worthy. When I first read it I thought it was a joke. I think if you watch they will come up with a drug for this disorder. Then you can take their drug and be healed! Pharmaceuticals will save us yet again!

It takes a really sick person to want to eat healthy !! We must all have some type of disorder!

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4/27/11 10:58 A

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So overweight people are labeled as being binge eaters (whether they are or not, generally). The very thin are anorexic, if they are or not, generally. Both medical conditions have certain criteria. What I'm pointing out though is that in society, if someone sees someone who is very thin, they assume that person is anorexic, which isn't fair, just like assuming someone with a larger body has a binge eating disorder.

Here's yet a NEW bunch of eating disorders! Now us healthy eaters are "disordered" and "need therapy"! Because we believe that preservatives and chemicals on our foods could be bad, because we think organic could be better, because we exclude meat and dairy for both ethical and health reasons, well, now we're "disordered".

I was so disappointed to see this! I'm totally healthy except for a few extra pounds. So are most of us here. We're not disordered!

What kind of government study funded this garbage? Is this what we pay taxes for? Or was it a meat and dairy industry funded "study"? How could these "conditions" end up in the book of psychological disorders when they're not disorders?

This blows me away. Sorry for the rant. I just got so mad about this!

If I'm ever in need of going to the hospital, I'm not going to let them make me eat what I'm opposed to eating! They're insane if they think I'll be "cured" of veganism. They just need to watch their own diets, which are probably all McDonald's and ice cream.

Rant over!

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