July 19, 2014

Are you orthorexic?

10 signs.

21 comments:

Bob Ellison said...

Is one of the signs being induced to visit a web page that hangs my browser?

retired said...

I feel sorry for these people whose limited worldview has restricted diet to the point where they are unhealthy

Terry said...

I think that the word for being obsessed with food and eating is 'gluttony.'

Saint Croix said...

Eating like our prehistoric ancestors and my skin is just glowing

What I like to do is put a ribeye in a baguette and rip into it with my teeth. Just rip that damn steak like a caveman who has no utensils. Just rip, rip, rip into that steak with my sharp animal teeth. Maybe spilling a little blood, this is not a good date maneuver by the way, but by God my skin is awesome.

KLDAVIS said...

Even my blisters have blisters...

Every vegan is mental, but the orthorexics are compounding their problem.

Alex said...

Ah The New Yorker and their obsession with young, fit bodies. The rest of geezers can turn into Soylent Green for all they care.

The Crack Emcee said...

My ex had that, too.

I'm starting to think, just by getting married, I was at Ground Zero for mental disorders,...

rhhardin said...

Orthos is Greek and rex is Latin, so there's some bad naming going on.

As bad as automobile, which ought to be ipsemoble of autokinetikon.

Ann Althouse said...

"Orthos is Greek and rex is Latin, so there's some bad naming going on."

So your strong interest in getting words right should be called "ortho-" what?

bob sacamano said...

The subtext is that it's just silly to care about what you eat or where food comes from.

rhhardin said...

Orthopoesis

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

Very well-written and funny article. I bet we all know people like that.

The tragedy is, though, that there IS an optimum diet for Man.

And despite that it is 2014 A.D., we're still not sure and agreed on what that is.

whitney said...

The comments are sad. So defensive. Such a narrow viewpoint

St. George said...

Here's a slam-down of organic foods by a microbiologist and founder of Real Clear Science.

To summarize:

Organic products do not meet stringent standards. Usually, all that is required for organic certification is paperwork. The USDA itself does not conduct any field inspections, but instead hires third party contractors (who make their money by collecting fees from the farmers they inspect).

Increased herbicide use is actually a good thing. That is because herbicides allow no-till farming, which is better for the environment. And, of course, organic farmers use pesticides, just not necessarily the same ones that "Big Ag" uses.

A study in Nature concluded that organic farms yielded substantially less food than conventional ones. It would simply not be possible to feed the world using organic farming techniques alone.

ErnieG said...

"A study in Nature concluded that organic farms yielded substantially less food than conventional ones. It would simply not be possible to feed the world using organic farming techniques alone."

You say that like it's a bad thing. If only the best people survive...
/sarc

CatherineM said...

Shit vegans say:

http://youtu.be/OmWFnd-p0Lw

CatherineM said...

How can you tell someone is vegan? They tell you.

Chuck Currie said...

Are wild animals orthorexic?

I mean, haven't you seen how cattle always skip the chicken wings and steak tartar at cocktail parties?

And, if you value your life, don't get between a bear and the sushi bar.

traditionalguy said...

Turkey bacon, I tell you turkey bacon..the food of the gods. Actually it is good, but the mere words make most people throw up in their imaginations. Is that reverse Orthorexia?

Dr Weevil said...

rhhardin:
The 'rex' in orthorexia is not Latin, and has nothing to do with kings. 'Orexis' is Greek for 'desire, appetite, wanting' - related to the verb in Aristotle's "All men by nature desire understanding". So 'an-orexia' is 'non-desire', and 'orth-orexia' is something like 'straight desire'.

Just Mike said...

#8 and #9 are the worst. Pseudoexperts who actually know nothing telling the rest of us how to live. Do whatever you want, but shut up and leave me alone. My version of the paleo diet involves burning a huk of meat and eating it.