Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Healthy Food

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From Yoshita Sengupta at ZLiving.com:

Orthorexia nervosa was first coined by a Californian doctor, Steven Bratman, in 1997, but it isn’t a formal medical condition yet. But it is a condition indeed—one that can have far-reaching physical and mental effects.

What Is Orthorexia?
“Orthorexia, although not classified in the DSM-5 as a clinical diagnosis, is a condition describing those who eat a stringent diet that is limited to extremely pure or healthful foods,” says Christen Cooper, registered dietitian and doctoral candidate in nutrition and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Experts believe that it is closely related to other eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. [Read More]

 

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