Behind the plague of eating disorders

From Raine Saunders, on Agriculture Society:

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“Most people know someone with an eating disorder. In the 1980s we saw an enormous surge of teenage girls described as having bulimia (binging and purging) and anorexia nervosa (starving oneself to death) in order to keep from being overweight.

But, eating disorders are much more common than people think. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride talks about these issues in her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome, and describes them as being much more than psychological issues (as have been diagnosed and named by the branch of medicine known as psychiatrics) but nutritional deficiencies which affect overall health, including the mental state of the individual.

From her research, she has concluded that the nutritional deficiencies associated with eating disorders have a profoundly negative impact on the ability of the individual to recognize the condition of their impaired state of health.

These extreme eating disorders have had a devastating effect on the whole of our society though, and there are other eating disorders which may masquerade themselves very sneakily – so difficult to detect in fact, that you may not even realize you or someone else you know has it. The whole way our culture has evolved to regard and consume food over the last hundred years or more can indeed be categorized as one enormous eating disorder. Why is this true?

Read it all on Agriculture Society.


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3 responses to “Behind the plague of eating disorders

  1. I concur with the nutritional deficiencies theory. It sure fits with the facts if you care to delve into them.

    I would guesstimate that well over 95% of us are nutritionally deficient in a major way. I don’t minimize things like MSG either as part of this implementation of the codex upon an unsuspecting public.

  2. It makes a lot of sense when you look at how we, as a society, are programmed to look at what we eat. We are all taught, through the help of the media, to go out and overindulge in fast foods and sweets. They make these foods so readily available, and cheap, that pretty much everyone can afford it. The healthier food, that has actual, healthful nutrition, is made so expensive that only a small percentage of people can actually afford it. Great question and post:))

  3. Royce Hamer

    Several weeks ago there was a list of media outlets to contact. I performed this function and had one call back for more info. I lost the list can someone give me the Bovine date of acquiring this list based on location.. Thanks

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