Written by Dr. Michael Moss
Well, I felt compelled to write this daily sprout today because a week ago I heard some disturbing news. It was actually funny at the time I heard it, but when the reality of the situation set in it frustrated me beyond words. One of the students at Life University opened Maximized Living club this past week with the news that a disease has been devastating our country for years. What was the diagnosis? Orthorexia.
It is defined as “an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy foods”. Thank the good Lord that this disorder can be found, and is treatable! With medication of course! Clearly, when Big Pharma found out about this awful disorder, they jumped at the chance to medicate these poor individuals, who would think that focusing on health, and compromising their normality in culture would somehow be wise. Well, of course, these are completely healthy individuals. Beyond healthy by the standards that we use, but consider this:
It’s a market they’ve never been able to touch. They reached in by lowering the acceptable levels of cholesterol to a level that most people are found to be at. But now… now they can call all of us here at HealthSprout…. DISEASED.
Now, let’s take a look at the type of medication we’re dealing with here. Orthorexia falls into a category with obsessive compulsive behaviors. Antidepressants have been the medication of choice for such disorders. Specifically: Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac. What are the side effects of antidepressants you ask? Let’s look ’em up…
According to wedmd and I’ve just pulled up Prozac side effects. I’m going to have to scale back here because I didn’t realize there would be so many so I’ll just pull a few… dry mouth, indigestion, dizziness, insomnia, diarrhea, loss of appetite (because it’s better to eat medication than it is food..), anxiousness (they have something to counter act this, time to look into anti-anxiety medications… and by the way I haven’t gotten to the severe symptoms yet), hives, trouble breathing, ED (have something for that too), Neuro-peptic Malignant Syndrome, Seizures, Suicidal thoughts, mild degree of Mania…. All of this risk, just to ease your mind that you aren’t too obsessed with eating healthy. This should frustrate you beyond words!
Especially, if you have come to one of our movie nights and seen Generation Rx, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, or Doctored (which we are showing again next Thursday by the way… get on that! :-)
I pulled this great excerpt from MayoClinic.com
a small number of people seem to become obsessed with the “perfect diet.” These individuals fixate on eating foods that make them feel pure and healthy — to the extent that they avoid foods with any:
Artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Pesticides, genetic modification
Unhealthy fat, sugar or added salt
THIS IS A HUGE RED FLAG… one of the most widely respected sources for health information is indoctrinating the American people with this horrible information.
The real reason I was going to write this sprout was to shed light on the on the myriad of fictional diseases that are profitable to the pharmaceutical companies, and the medical doctors that deem these “disorders” dangerous enough to treat with harsh medications.
shift work disorder (drug for this invented disorder could kill you)
high cholesterol (no correlation whatsoever with heart disease)
restless leg syndrome (the list of addictive and deadly drugs to treat this makes me dizzy, and we have solved this for COUNTLESS number of people with Juice Plus)
ADHD (the scientific father of ADHD admitted it to be a prime example of a fictitious disease)
This topic reminded me about a conversation I had with one of my friends a few years back when the drug SENSA came out… I told them to watch and wait as stories will start to pour in regarding the side effects of this drug.. just wait a year or two. Well its 2 and ˝ years later and I’m curious.
Severe kidney pain, gall bladder attack, intestinal blockage, trouble breathing, hives, dizziness, loose bowels, high spikes in blood pressure, vision problems, extreme abdominal pain, peritonititis…… etc.
Concluding, this isn’t just a one-time thing. This is a highly reproducible experiment. When a new fad drug comes out, and is pushed on us, and seems “too good to be true”… bet that it is. While all drugs have side effects… the most dangerous ones are the one’s you’ve heard of. So next time you see a drug being heavily marketed to you, make a bet with someone that that drug is dangerous and deadly. Please don’t let your friends or family get sucked into these powerful drug marketing campaigns! Avoid mayoclinic, webmd, and other major information sources run by people that don’t know how to achieve optimum health. Use sites like mercola.com, naturalnews.com, greenmedinfo.com, westonaprice.org… etc. You’ll be healthier for it!