What Righini and Andersen are struggling with is a kind of an obsessive compulsive disorder focused on health food called "orthorexia." The term was coined by Dr. Steve Bratman, author of the book "Health Food Junkies."I think that most of the USA population subscribes to weird and unsubstantiated theories about what food is healthy.
Bratman spent years in the health food movement, but became one of its critics after he realized he had started to become orthorexic.
"I suffered from a psychological obsession with food," he said. "When I was involved with this, it took up way too much of my life experiences when there were other things I could have been doing."
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Orthorexia: Obsessing Over Health Food
ABC News reports: