Sunday, January 15, 2006

What is Orthorexia?

I've just learned about this eating disorder. Would you think that you can even die of it? Unbelievable as it sounds, it has already happened.
This is what Dr. Steven Bratman, inventor of the word "orthorexia" writes:

"It’s great to eat healthy food, and most of us could benefit by paying a little more attention to what we eat. However, some people have the opposite problem: they take the concept of healthy eating to such an extreme that it becomes an obsession. I call this state of mind orthorexia nervosa: literally, "fixation on righteous eating." "

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