Saturday, September 06, 2008

Orthorexia: Obsessing Over Health Food

ABC News reports:
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."

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."
I think that most of the USA population subscribes to weird and unsubstantiated theories about what food is healthy.

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