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Orthorexia: Where to Draw the Line Between Healthy Eating and Obsession?

4 days ago   |   By Mark's Daily Apple

Dr. Steven Bratman coined the term orthorexia more than two decades ago to describe what happens when health-conscious diets go too far.
Although it still hasn't been accepted as an official medical diagnosis, orthorexia nervosa is a proposed eating disorder that involves an extreme obsession with eating a “correct” diet. People with orthorexia nervosa strive to eat only foods they consider healthy and strictly avoid foods they deem to be unhealthy or impure. Their obsession with eating a healthy diet takes over their lives, eventually impairing their mental, social, and even physical...
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