How did bleaching our faces become a "proactive" acne solution? Has the connection between our appearance and what we eat been completely lost in favor of the glorification of industrial chemicals?
An artichoke heart is actually a flower bud we choose to not let blossom, so that we can make it into our food. But long before we find it pickled and pasteurized in a glass jar somewhere, it had a life, a character and a mood of its own -- to which many a pricked finger can attest.
Food has lost its story. Stripped of context, meaning, and reduced to its molecular composition, ancient recipes for health and joy long to be recovered.
Orthorexia is the extreme obsession with healthy eating. Etymologically it is derived from the Greek ortho meaning correct and orexia meaning of the appetite or desire. Although not recognized by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.M.D.) it is not beyond scientific reasoning that the obsessive nature of those believing there is only one correct way to eat healthy, warrants status as a disease or condition.
In the same way that you can not reduce the complex and nuanced field of human experience to the thoughts, words memories formed from it, a meal can not be reduced to its parts, its ingredients, without losing its soul.