Author Topic: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .  (Read 302 times)

Offline DeeDee

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Okay. Those of us that insist on feeding species appropriate diets to our furry friends now have a mental disorder. Yeah. Dr., go heal thine own self and quit trying to diagnose everyone on earth with something that needs a pill and your extended services!

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My psychological interest in this matter came from the fact that it appeared to me that the dog owners who insisted on a raw food diet for their dogs might be showing some form of orthorexia nervosa. This is a proposed eating disorder which is marked by an excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food. The term was proposed in 1997 by the American physician Steven Bratman who was concerned that an obsession with healthy food could, paradoxically, lead to unhealthy consequences. It seemed to me that a obsession with a raw food diet for dogs based on a belief that this was the most healthy way to feed them, despite evidence to the contrary, might be an extension of that same psychological problem, only here people were applying it to their dogs rather than to themselves.


If you want to choke through the rest: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/201802/additional-evidence-the-dangers-raw-diets-dogs

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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 12:56:11 PM »
Talk about someone with a mental disorder...
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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 12:57:20 PM »
The carp some people will come up with to avoid feeding their pets a species appropriate diet.  People that usually go to such lengths, KNOW what they SHOULD be feeding their pets, but don't want to.
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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 01:00:58 PM »
Talk about someone with a mental disorder...

Yep. They say that people that study mental health for a living are trying to find the cure for their own selves. Yes, SOMETIMES, counseling is necessary. But trying to find new disorders just to make a name for himself, he needs a square kick in his. . .
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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 02:18:12 PM »
Um, ok, so wanting to make sure you and your family (skin and fur) eat a healthy diet is now a nervous disorder?  ???

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This is a proposed eating disorder which is marked by an excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food. The term was proposed in 1997 by the American physician Steven Bratman who was concerned that an obsession with healthy food could, paradoxically, lead to unhealthy consequences.

Sure it could lead to unhealthy consequences, if it's unbalanced.  Most people who go to the trouble to learn about species-appropriate nutrition (and human nutrition) in the first place, also learn how to balance the diet.  But there are also "unhealthy consequences" to eating lousy food, too.  And we're seeing it.  So are the doctors and veterinarians.
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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 03:42:06 PM »
And what is this evidence to the contrary?   Lol

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Re: One of the biggest piles of...umm...malarkey I've ever read. . .
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 06:55:23 AM »
I have a card that says I have been cured.

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