When you finally realize that mainstream food companies are basically selling us food full of chemicals and devout of nutrients, you may, like many others, start to become a little fanatic about reading ingredients lists, seeking out GMO-free products, supplementing with superfoods, and actually paying attention to what goes into your body.
Well, guess what? Now, you suddenly may have a mental disorder, at least according to scientists at the University of Northern Colorado who conducted a case study about the obsession of eating healthy. This new eating disorder is called orthorexia nervosa (ON) and is said to be driven by a fear of being unhealthy and disgust for low-quality food.
“Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is a term introduced to describe a condition characterized by a pathologic obsession for bio-logically pure and healthy nutrition.” ~Ryan M. Moroze, MD. et al 
How can you judge if you or someone you love is suffering from orthorexia? Similarly to most other mental illness assessment, a quick review of a checklist of potential traits will do. According to Dunn, if you identify with two or more of the following traits, you might need to see a counselor:
1. You consume a nutritionally unbalanced diet because of concerns about “food purity.”
2. You’re preoccupied about how eating impure or unhealthy foods will affect your physical or emotional health.
3. You rigidly avoid any food you deem to be “unhealthy,” such as those containing fat, preservatives, additives or animal products.
4. You spend three or more hours per day reading about, acquiring or preparing certain kinds of food you believe to be “pure.”
5. You feel guilty if you eat foods you believe to be “impure.”
6. You’re intolerant of other’s food beliefs.
7. You spend an excessive proportion of your income on “pure” foods. 
This is scary in more ways than one…
First, it seems that anyone exhibiting thoughts or behaviors that go against “the mainstream” are now being labeled mentally ill. This label is then used to not only attempt to control such thoughts and behaviors through the use of pharmaceuticals, but also to discredit the message they might be trying to portray (“Oh, don’t mind Johnny, he’s just got a mental disorder.”)
Second, on a scarier note, a mental health diagnosis can be used as the basis for all sorts of government control: taking children from their “mentally ill” parents, forcing pharmaceuticals on children with the threat of making them wards of the state if their parents don’t comply, having individuals committed to institutions, removing the right to own a firearm or manage your own finances or a multitude of other things.
With the amount of mental “disorders” that have been named thus far, basically the only way to be considered “normal” is to go to college while amassing student loans that you’ll be paying off for 30 years, get a job in which you’re unhappy but need to pay all your student loans, buy a house with a mortgage you can’t really afford, drive a brand-new car you don’t need, get married to someone you can’t stand, eat “food” from a box or fast food restaurant, have exactly two children whom you will place in government-run “learning” institutions for nearly all their childhood, go on vacations using credit cards, watch 5 hours of propaganda-laden television every day, and purchase mountains of stuff, all cheaply-made in sweatshops and which will be quickly disposed of once it breaks or gets ruined or goes out of style, so that you can replace it with even more stuff.
Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.
Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
– The Matrix