SED is similar to another ridiculous concoction by conventional medicine called orthorexia nervosa where health conscious consumers who move to cleaner, organic and fresh food sources are labeled with this condition.
According to SED researchers, the clinical assessment can be made when people prevent the consumption of certain foods. Children may not grow out of being a picky eater, however, and may continue to be afflicted with SED throughout their adult lives.
There are now attempts to lump many SED diagnoses into another category of supertasters people who, because of their genetic makeup, taste certain flavors more acutely than average tasters.
Kids are at greater risk of becoming picky adults "anytime the food environment is coercive or tense," said eating researcher Nancy Zucker of Duke University.
According to Zucker, apparently some people differ so much from others in their eating habits, that they must have an eating disorder.
"We don't all have the same experience when we eat," Zucker said.
Treatment in the future may likely involve getting people back on the processed and genetically modified food bandwagon to ensure they comply with what the rest of society eats.
Resetting patterns of behavior is commonly done using cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Bradley C. Riemann, the clinical director of obsessive compulsive disorders at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee said. “Exposure also works well. Say a person eats only soup; we’ll put noodles in it and then work our way up to chicken."
Despite the assertion by researchers that most people with this disorder are highly embarrassed by their limited food repertoire and will go to great lengths to keep it hidden, the opposite is true. Many picky eaters are proud of their selective eating habits and make a point of sharing their logic with friends and family. Most picky eaters will not avoid social events or make excuses to avoid eating as Zucker and others contend.
SED is simply another contrived, fanatical and deliberately malicious approach by pharmaceutical big wigs to further medicalize society. The end result will be the promotion of more drugs and media hype that will act as a deterrence for a growing number of health conscious consumers who are realizing that the majority of the food supply is poisoned and are acting consciously to avoid it at all costs.
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.