Did you hear the latest quotidian nonsense? It appears that if you eat paleo / primal / ancestral, i.e., as we evolved to eat, excluding the modern foods that have wreaked such havoc in terms of diabetes, auto-imune, heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, then you suffer from an eating disorder.
According to a report in The Guardian newspaper, Britain is currently experiencing an increase in the number of cases of orthorexia nervosa, a psychological condition whereby sufferers restrict the consumption of sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods. They also cut out any foods which contain artificial additives, or have come into contact with pesticides and herbicides.
Thanks to reader Kim for emailing that. Oh, and a quick dig turned up the original Guardian article.
Now, supposedly, the risk is malnutrition, y’know, like so many "healthy" vegetarians and vegans end up with. I guess the message is: replace sugar, alcohol, grain, soy, corn, and dairy calories with more meat, veggies, fruits and nuts = risk of malnutrition.
Later: Turns out Mark Sisson posted on this condition some time back. Yep, as he indicated on his Twitter feed, ignoring the 80/20 rule is the problem, not the core principles.